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Home Selling Basics

Welcome to the Selling a Home section of FindLaw's Real Estate Center. Selling your home can be nearly as complicated as trying to buy a house. Home sellers have to make sure they are not losing money on their investment and that they will have no further responsibility for the property after it gets transferred. Whether you are considering selling your house or have already put your home on the market, this section provides helpful information and resources to guide you through selling a home. Here, you will find information on a variety of issues common the home-selling process.

Learn About Home Selling Basics Selling a Home - The Basics

An overview of the process and legal issues involved with selling your home. Learn the basics of selling your home, how to tackle common legal issues, the advantages of working with a real estate agent, and more.

Sell a Home FAQ

A collection of commonly asked questions about selling your home. Find answers to your questions about when you should sell your home, whether you should make repairs beforehand, and more.

The Home Sale Tax Exemption

Under the 1997 Taxpayer Relief Act, individuals can exclude up to $250,000 of capital gains from taxation and couples can exclude up to $500,000. Learn about the “use” test, the home sale tax exemption, and more.

Do You Need a Real Estate Agent?

There are a number of advantages and disadvantages to using a real estate agent to sell your home. Learn about whether a real estate agent is required under law, how to sell a home on your own, and more.

Can a Homeowner Legally Refuse to Sell a Home to a Potential Buyer?

Rejecting a potential buyer’s offer is perfectly legal as long as you do it for the right reasons. This article explains a number of legal reasons to refuse an offer as well as a number of reasons that are prohibited under law.

Top 10 Reasons to Have a Real Estate Agent Help You Sell Your Home

A real estate agent can help you get the best deal on your home in a relatively short amount of time. This article explains ten ways a real estate agent will be able to help you sell your home and more.

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