Jean Folger

Jean Folger, Contributor

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I'm a meticulous researcher and writer with 15+ years of experience. I cover a lot of personal finance topics to help people make better choices so they have more money and time to spend on the things that matter most.

In between writing gigs, I love to travel off the beaten path so I can interact with local communities and cultures. I've learned that people all around the world love their children, want to work hard, and enjoy a good joke.

In the past, I've been a real estate broker, English teacher, and a trip leader for an adventure travel company.

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  • Dec

    12

    2019

    Should You Negotiate a Real Estate Agent Commission?

    Most real estate commissions are about 6%, but they are negotiable. Find out when and how you should negotiate a real estate agent commission.

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  • Nov

    26

    2019

    Comparable Home Values

    Buyers and sellers can use comparable home values to determine the best price for a home. But you have to know what real estate comps …

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  • Nov

    11

    2019

    How to Become a Real Estate Agent

    Compared to jobs with similar earning potential, becoming a real estate agent is pretty easy. Here's what you need to know to get a job …

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  • Nov

    8

    2019

    Four Contingency Clauses You Should Know

    Buying or selling real estate? Make sure you understand the contingency clauses in your real estate contract.

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  • Oct

    30

    2019

    Tax Treatment of Renovations

    Before you make any repairs or renovations to your investment property, be sure you understand if you can deduct or depreciate the expense.

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  • Oct

    30

    2019

    Real Estate Abbreviations and Acronyms

    The real estate industry is full of abbreviations that can leave you guessing. Find out what all those initials and letters really mean.

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  • Oct

    18

    2019

    How to Buy a House Remotely

    You can close on a house remotely, but make sure you find the right real estate agent to guide you through the process.

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  • Oct

    17

    2019

    The Foreclosure Process in 5 Steps

    Foreclosure can happen if you fall behind on your mortgage. You may have options, but you need to talk with your lender right away. Here's …

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  • Sep

    18

    2019

    What Is a Qualified Intermediary?

    Many real estate investors use Section 1031 exchanges to limit taxes and increase cash flow. But investors are prohibited from handling funds related to the …

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  • Sep

    13

    2019

    What are Real Estate Encumbrances?

    You need to know about any claims someone else has on real estate before you sell or make an offer to buy.

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  • Sep

    12

    2019

    Are Real Estate Taxes Deductible?

    Homeowners can deduct their real estate taxes. But limits apply, and you must itemize to get the deduction.

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  • Sep

    11

    2019

    Taxes on Investment Property Sales Made Simple

    As a real estate investor, you could be on the hook for capital gains and depreciation recapture taxes when you sell. The good news: There …

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