Real Estate For Consumers

A consumer's guide to the world of real estate

Check our recent articles from leading consumer advocates in the real estate industry.  Whether you are buying, selling, or just wanting to learn mmore about real estate, these articles will help you to learn what other companies don't want you to know.    

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Tips on how to sell your home on your own

Tips on how to sell your home on your own

Considering selling your home by yourself (FSBO)? Here are some tips and suggestions from previous Selling Later members who sold their home on their own.

What you need to know when searching for a mortgage lender

What you need to know when searching for a mortgage lender

Learn how to find the right mortgage lender, what consumer traps to avoid, and why it is so important to always read the fine print when reviewing advertised rates. Read more

Six consumer traps in real estate that you need to avoid

Six consumer traps in real estate that you need to avoid

Learn about some common consumer traps that you need to be aware of before you decide to buy or sell a home. Read more

What is a buyer's rebate

What is a buyer's rebate

While there are a lot of costs associated with your home purchase, did you know that there is a way to get some money returned to you? It is called a buyer's rebate (or buyer's refund), and it is paid back to you from your agents earned commission. Learn more about rebates and how to get one. Read more

Can you negotiate with a listing agent?

Can you negotiate with a listing agent?

While some agents will tell you that a 6% commission rate is standard in the industry, you should understand that there is nothing legally written anywhere that requires agents to offer that percentage. Let's talk about how you can negotiate a lower commission. Read more

Where does all of that commission money go?

Where does all of that commission money go?

Commissions should always be discussed before you sign a contract with an agent. But, how can you prepare yourself to negotiate on commissions if you don't know who is getting paid what? Here is a clear and transparent breakdown of who is getting a cut of that 6%. Read more

How do moving companies work?

How do moving companies work?

Bruce has spent the past 16 years helping clients move all over the world, and was recently interviewed by Lindy Chapman on relocation and how moving companies work. This article covers highlights from the interview including how moving companies price your move, how to save money, and how to plan Read more

Things To Do

Things To Do

Selling later this year? Take this time to start working on these home projects now to get you ready! Read more

Explore: Freedom, Pennsylvania

Explore: Freedom, Pennsylvania

Within minutes from family farms and the fast growing Cranberry Twp, this borough is the perfect place for those that want the quietness of a small town, but just a short drive to access everything they could ever need. Join us in Exploring: Freedom, Pennsylvania Read more

Explore: Weirton, West Virginia

Explore: Weirton, West Virginia

With only five miles separating this town from two other states, join us as we Explore: Weirton, West Virginia! Read more

Explore: Shippenville, Pennsylvania

Explore: Shippenville, Pennsylvania

Surrounded by state game lands, Shippenville is the perfect place for those that want to slow down and enjoy nature. Read more