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February 22, 2009
Originally published in The New American Home

You—yes, YOU—can buy (or sell) your own home. Here's how.

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All the Home's a Stage

Whether you’re selling a hillside Neutra or a modest carpeted condo, home staging has become the norm in today’s uber-competitive real estate market.
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You’ve heard it thousands of times on TV, the radio, and in junk mail—spurious ads delivered with forehead-vein-popping enthusiasm by robot-faced dudes in shoddy suits. Bad credit?
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“It is really different from anything else,” explains David Burcher, who bought a co-op apartment in Manhattan with his partner, Greg Broan, almost a decade ago.
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Probate Sale

When the owner of a home dies without a will or trust to allocate their estate, the property goes into probate.
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The popular myth is that foreclosures can provoke ire in sellers and bad karma for buyers, but this is rarely the case.
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Click Appeal

House hunting isn’t just about roving the streets and stopping at For Sale signs anymore; instead, prospective buyers will spend hours trawling the Internet to find their future home.

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