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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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  • Jun

    23

    2020

    How to Prepare for an Open House

    An open house can help you sell your home, but it's also the perfect time for predators to take advantage of your open door. Here's …

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  • Jun

    15

    2020

    What Is Pari Passu in Commercial Real Estate?

    Pari passu is a Latin phrase that means "on equal footing." Find out how pari passu works in commercial real estate and what it means …

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  • Dec

    12

    2019

    Should You Negotiate a Real Estate Agent Commission?

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

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  • Nov

    26

    2019

    Comparable Home Values

    Buyers and sellers of real estate can use comparable home values (comps) to determine the best price for a home. Here's what you need to …

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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 a step-by-step guide to becoming a Real Estate Agent.

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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. It could cost you a lot of money …

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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 acronyms really mean.

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  • Oct

    18

    2019

    How to Buy a House Remotely

    Can you buy and close on a house remotely? Absolutely, but you'll need the right real estate agent, title agency and technology. Here's what you …

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  • Oct

    17

    2019

    The Foreclosure Process in 5 Steps

    Foreclosure can happen if you fall behind on your mortgage so you'll need to talk with your lender ASAP. We've broken down the foreclosure process …

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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. That's where a Qualified Intermediary comes in.

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  • Sep

    13

    2019

    What are Real Estate Encumbrances?

    If you're a commercial or residential home buyer, you need to know about any real estate encumbrances, like liens, on your potential property. Learn more …

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