Avoiding the Counter Offer

negotiating_real_estateOne thing is quite common in negotiating. It's the counter offer. Just when one party makes a proposal or states a position the other party comes back with their counter proposal or position. Now there is certainly nothing wrong with that exchange, after all it is negotiating. But there is a technique that can cut off or even avoid the counter.

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Calculate Your Income vs Debt

calculate you financesMost lenders don't want you to take out a loan that will overload your ability to repay. As you think about applying for a home loan, you need to consider your personal finances. How much you earn versus how much you owe will likely determine how much a lender will allow you to borrow.

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How to Negotiate the Best Deal

negotiate best priceBuyers have the advantage in this shifting market. Buyers are finally being able to take advantage of cooling trends in previously hot markets. Multiple offers are no longer being thrown at sellers as soon as the For Sale sign hits the front yard.

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Top 10 Home Buying Mistakes

top10-2010_logoUse our list of common house-buying mistakes to avoid costly regrets. A comprehensive list of the top 10 most common mistakes to avoid.

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