Real Estate Headlines for Tuesday, October 21, 2014
What to Look for in a New Door

In our last segment, I reviewed whether homeowners should consider replacing or making their front door more energy efficient. In this segment, we'll continue our conversation with Brad Johnson, a VP with door and hardware maker Therma-Tru Corp.

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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: Is It Possible to Refinance Following a Bankruptcy?

A: It can be difficult to do after a bankruptcy, unless you are willing to pay very high interest rates and fees. However, if you are contemplating bankruptcy, first talk with your lender and explain your situation. If your mortgage payments are current,...

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Q: When Is the Best Time to Refinance?

A: Many people flock to refinance while mortgage interest rates are low, particularly when rates are about two percentage points below their existing home loans.

Other factors, like when to finance, wi...

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Option. The exclusive right to purchase or lease a property at a predetermined price or rent at some future time.

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Tips for Traveling With Your Dog

(Family Features)—Heather Loenser, DVM, knows first-hand the joys and challenges of traveling with her dog. She and her family recently adopted a year-old Border collie named Calvin.

"As a new dog in our house, Calvin is experienci...

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Q: What Is Equity?

A: It is the cash value of your property over and above what is owed on it, including mortgages, liens, and judgments.  

The amount of equity almost always grows in a home over the years, although...

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Principal. The amount of money borrowed; the amount of money still owed.

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6 Simple Food Cures That Work

Getting older is not much fun—and the symptoms and ailments that come with aging are no fun at all. But physicians and nutritionists told Grandparents.com there are a few simple, lesser-known food cures that can help alleviate some of the most co...

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3 Ways to Get a Lawyer to Take Your Injury Case

Injury victims often complain that lawyers aren't willing to take their cases. And while some attorneys may simply be too busy to take up your personal injury claim, there are a few things you can do to make yourself a more attractive client.

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