Buying or selling real estate is one of the most important financial decisions we will ever make. But it’s so much more than that, it’s the place where we will potentially raise our family, share good times and bad, watch our children grow and watch ourselves grow older. The buying or selling of real estate is, in a very real sense, trading the crucible of our dreams.
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