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Earnest Money Deposit and Due Diligence Fee

Earnest Money Deposit and Due Diligence Fee

The earnest money deposit (EMD) and due diligence fee (DDF) are two deposits made on behalf of the buyer that demonstrate the buyer’s willingness and commitment to fulfill the terms of the contract. The higher these two figures are, the greater the buyer’s commitment...
How to Properly Determine the Square Footage of Your House

How to Properly Determine the Square Footage of Your House

Calculating the square footage of a house can be a daunting task depending on the size of the house, but it is necessary for multiple reasons. The primary reason is that the square footage of your house directly correlates to its value. If you’re putting your house on...
How to Make an Offer on a House

How to Make an Offer on a House

How to Make an Offer on a House What to Do When You’re Ready to Make an Offer on a House We did it! We’ve found a house that you love and you’re ready to take the next step in making an offer. Now what? What does that entail? What comes next? These are all very good...
Finding the Right Real Estate Agent

Finding the Right Real Estate Agent

How to Choose the Perfect Real Estate Agent in Hickory, NC At Osborne Real Estate Group, we aim to be the best fit for all our clients in the Hickory, NC area real estate market. Most firms employ a “one size, fits all” approach when handling their clients...
Zillow Home Buying & Selling Explained

Zillow Home Buying & Selling Explained

Using Zillow to Buy & Sell The home buying and selling process can be a very stressful one. So, it is easy for us to learn to rely on the information that is most readily available; however, it is also important to understand how to decipher that information....
Working with Real Estate Agents

Working with Real Estate Agents

Everythying You Need to Know About Working with a Realtor in Hickory, NC Are you looking to buy or sell real estate in Hickory, NC? This process can be very complicated and stressful, and you might find it necessary to consult with a real estate agent for assistance...

For Sale By Owner (FSBO)

Important Things to Consider When Selling a Home in Hickory, NC SETTING THE PRICE What is your home really worth? Just because your neighbor’s house that is very similar to yours sold a couple of years ago for a given price doesn’t mean your house should sell for the...
U.S. New Home Sales Fell for Second Straight Month in May

U.S. New Home Sales Fell for Second Straight Month in May

WASHINGTON—Americans purchased fewer new homes in May, a sign the housing sector remains on uneven footing. Purchases of newly built single-family homes decreased 7.8% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 626,000 in May, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. It was...
U.S. Existing-Home Sales Rose in May

U.S. Existing-Home Sales Rose in May

WASHINGTON—Sales of previously owned homes rose in May, a sign that falling mortgage rates could be nudging the housing market toward a modest spring performance after a sluggish start to this prime selling season. Sales rose 2.5% in May from the prior month to a...

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