Pete Gerardo

Pete Gerardo, contributor

Pete Gerardo is a business writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times and numerous trade magazines.

Articles by Pete Gerardo

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Best way to refinance: Avoid these 6 mistakes

Refinance applicants can reduce their costs by avoiding mistakes during the application process. This is the best way to refinance.

- 4 min read

How to choose the right closing date

Your closing date can make or break your move. Consider these five items when choosing when to close.

- 6 min read

Home remodeling: How to finance your project

Home remodeling isn’t always easy, and financing home improvements can be intimidating. But it’s not that hard — you don’t even need home equity to do it.

- 4 min read

How to buy a short sale home

Buying a short sale home can get you a great deal. In fact, it should, because short sale transactions are not exactly fast or easy much of the time.

- 10 min read

Home renovation: highest ROI remodeling projects

Home remodeling ROI tells you which projects are likely to deliver the highest payoff. The right home improvements deliver comfort, security, good looks, and additional value.

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What’s a contingency in a real estate purchase contract?

What does contingent mean? Contingent real estate offers require something to happen before the deal can close — for instance, you must get approved for a mortgage. Most offers have some contingencies, but sellers prefer cleaner deals.