Real Estate Headlines for Friday, November 28, 2014
Like Good Scouts, Prospective Homeowners Should 'Be Prepared'

Fall has arrived and inventories of homes for sale are still coming up shorter than many real estate agents across America would probably like to see. So I want everyone searching for their perfect new home to be prepa...

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Best Ways to Stay Healthy when Flying

Ebola cropping up on American shores has spawned a wave of fear and concern. But as health experts remind us, the dread disease can only be spread through direct contact with the bodily fluids of someone who is symptomatic. As such, Ebola need not be o...

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Simple Tips for a First Birthday Fit for Royalty

(Family Features)--Celebrating your little one's first birthday is a special opportunity to create cherished memories. For a fresh theme idea appropriate for boys and girls alike, take a note from contemporary pop ...

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Word of the Day

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: What Is a Variance?

A:  A variance is a request made to your local jurisdiction to deviate from current zoning requirements.  If granted, a variance will allow you to use your land in a way that is normally not permitted by the zoning ordinance because it waives...

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10 Ways to Cut Costs while Having a Truly Joyful Holiday Season

You know “stuff” isn’t what makes the holiday season truly fulfilling. Yet each year, despite your best intentions, you end up shopping too much, rushing too much, stressing too much…and savoring the moment too little. Here, fi...

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Word of the Day

Quit-claim deed. A conveyance by which the grantor transfers whatever interest he or she has in the real estate without warranties or obligations.

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Q: Can a Home Be Sold for Less Than Its Mortgage?

A: Sometimes. But it is a complicated process and a lot will depend on the lender.

This process is called a “short sale,” which occurs when a lender agrees to write off the portion of a mor...

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Why You Need a Real Estate Attorney

I recently ran across a great post by Jeff Zane - a practicing real estate attorney in West Palm Beach, Fla., and a member of the Palm Beach County Attorneys’ Real Estate Council.

The item serve...

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Word of the Day

Grace period. Specified period of time to meet a commitment after it becomes due, without penalty or default.  For example, most lenders allow a two-week grace period after the due date of the mortgage payment before a late fee is...

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