Although many people prefer to buy new homes, the vast majority of buyers prefer resales. According to the National Association of Realtors, 75 percent of homes sold are resales. When home buyers ask us about the merits of buying an "old" versus a newly built home,...

No matter which side of the transaction you're on, you don't want to give up more than you have to. After months of searching for the perfect home, making some offers, and maybe even competing with other buyers, you finally have a deal on your dream...