Selling a home

 
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Your home could be your most valuable asset as well as your largest single monthly expense. Selling it could be as complex as buying it was. These resources will help you manage the process.
Keep in mind:
Know how much you'll need to:
Pay off your primary and any secondary mortgages.
Close out existing home equity lines of credit (HELOCs).
Cover transaction-related costs, such as sales commissions and fees, legal and advisory fees, and the costs of preparing the property for sale.
 
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