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101 Home Buying / Selling

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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    Tenancy-in-Common

    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? Expensive city? First-time buyer? No problem! You—yes YOU!—can own your very own home.

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    Co-op

    “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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    Foreclosure

    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. The editor of CurbedSF, the San Francisco site of Curbed.com, a real estate blog that reports on the best—and worst—currently on offer in several major cities, gives insight into the world of virtual open houses.

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