Real Estate Headlines for Friday, July 3, 2015
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Listing. Contract used for hiring a real estate agent to sell a piece of property.  Also a piece of property that is for sale.

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Appraisers, Sellers Closer to Agreeing on Home Values

In our last segment, I took a look at a comprehensive report on top rental market. This time around, we're turning to another well-known firm for information specific to those selling their homes. Particularly potential sellers' ideas of home v...

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Q: Is It Possible to Save on Closing Costs?

A: Certainly, once you get pass the sticker shock. Closing costs are expensive. They can average between 2 to 3 percent of the total home purchase price. But here are a few ways to save:

Q: What Are Closing Costs?

A: Closing, or settlement, costs are expenses over and above the price of the property.  Both the buyer and seller incur some of these expenses when transferring ownership of a property. Who actually pays, however, often depends on local custom an...

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Lien.  A debt on a property which encumbers it until the obligation is paid; a mortgage, back taxes, or other claim.

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Free Things You Ought to Stop Paying for

These days, it seems like everyone is trying to find ways to save money. But old habits die hard, points outs PopSugar.com consumer researcher Emily Co. It may take some re-thinking to cut out costs for stuff you really don’t need to pay for.

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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: What Kind of Return Can I Expect from Home Improvements?

A: This will vary depending on the type of work that is done. Remodeling magazine publishes an annual "Cost vs. Value Report'' that can answer this question in more detail, based on the top 15 home improvements. A recent study it conducted...

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Looking for a Rent? Check out Costs in the Top 100 Markets

Since so many homeowners are joining millennials in the rental segment of the home market lately, I have been keeping a close eye on news regarding apartment-related activity across the nation.


With that in mind, we recently received som...

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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 fees and problems trying to resale...

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