Real Estate Headlines for Monday, July 28, 2014
Q: Are There Ways to Save Money when Using a Contractor?

A: Chances are you will have to pay the going rate for contractors in your area. Architects or designers will typically cost 12 to 20 percent more.

But remember you will want a home improvement that is...

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Highest and best use. Use of land that is most logical and productive. Refers to the greatest income it can bring the owner, as well as factors such aesthetics and benefits to the surrounding community.”

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Beware of Mortgage Brokers Who become 'Mini-Correspondent' Lenders

I was recently notified that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is issuing guidance to aspiring homeowners regarding mortgage brokers transitioning to what is known as a “mini-correspondent” lender model.

The CFPB is ...

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How to Run Your Home More like a CEO

All successful CEOs have one thing in common: They’re able to maintain a big-picture perspective. It’s also something successful moms have in common, says Zenovia Andrews, a business strategist, speaker, author and mom who coaches entrepren...

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Q: Are Condos Good Investments?

A: They are a good way to enter into homeownership. The high price of single-family homes and the influx into the housing market of more single homebuyers have made condos relatively hot national investments. They have...

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Offer. Oral or written proposal to buy a piece of property at a specified price.

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15 Top Tips for Travelers

Whether it’s their first trip abroad or their tenth, most travelers learn something valuable each time that will make the next one easier—packing lighter, for example, or pre-booking theater or museum visits.


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Q: How Do You Choose a Good Condo?

A: Seek ownership in a well-maintained building, and pay special attention to the financial health of the condo association. Lax maintenance may be a sign of financial trouble, which could result in higher maintenance ...

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Open listing. Listing that gives a broker a nonexclusive right to find a buyer; the owner can still find a buyer himself and avoid a commission.

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10 Things to Consider When Adding on to Your Home

A home addition is a complicated task requiring a great deal of planning and, sometimes, a great deal of money. In order to save time, stress, and dollars, consider the following checklist before embarking on your home...

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