marketwatch.com - Spring signals the start of two hallowed seasons: homebuying and baseball.
Like the national pastime, purchasing a home supposedly comes with its own set of “unwritten rules.” Conventional wisdom and considered opinion have long led consumers to believe you never make an offer on the first home you tour, or you always close at the month’s end.
Here’s a look at five big rules: 1. Don’t make an offer without pre-approval. 2. Use a real-estate agent. 3. Put down earnest money. 4. Sell yourself. 5. Tour homes in person.
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