Real Estate Headlines for Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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Nonconforming use. Use of property that is permitted to continue after a zoning ordinance prohibiting it has been passed.

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Q: How Do I Qualify for a Home Loan?

A: Your real estate agent has information on lender loan requirements and will be able to calculate a rough monthly figure you can afford based on the maximum monthly payment for the loan, taxes, insurance, and any type of maintenance fees.  This ...

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Are You Ready for 'Owning a Home'?

I am always thrilled to hear when folks make the jump to home ownership. And it's important for prospective homeowners to know about all the resources available to them to help the experience go as smoothly as possible, especially when it comes to ...

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Plat. Map or survey showing the location and boundaries of individual properties and how they have been subdivided into lots and blocks.

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Q: How do lenders define bad credit?

A: It is all those things that appear on your credit report that are unflattering. They include: missing a credit card payment, defaulting on a previous loan, filing for bankruptcy in the past seven years, or not paying your taxes.

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What Do 'Wetlands' Have to Do With Your Property?

I have talked a lot about the implications of coastal erosion and other issues of interest to seaside home and property owners. But not enough information is out there for ALL the inland property owners who are, or may be, affected by federal wetlands ...

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Escheat. Reversion of property to the state when the owner dies without leaving a will and has no heirs to whom the property may pass.  

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Q: Does the contractor have to provide a warranty for the work?

A: It depends on whether one is required by state law. If your contractor offers a warranty, which ensures quality workmanship and required repairs if faulty products or workmanship is discovered, ask to see a copy of ...

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Doctor, Doctor! Why Are Home Sales in My Market Still Slumping?

This spring, I was introduced to a new specialist—Dr. Housing Bubble (www.doctorhousingbubble.com). In a recent blog, the 'Doctor' went to work diagnosing why new-home sales in many U.S. markets are still slumping.

In reviewing ...

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Subdivision. A tract of land divided by the owner into smaller lots for homesites or other use.  

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