Real Estate 2008

16 Stories • Available May 2008
Making An Impression

Making An Impression

market, owners focusing on curb appeal By Frank Wagner Copley News Service As the saying goes, you never get a second chance to make a first impression. In real estate parlance, that first impression

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The Color Of Money

The Color Of Money

be the key to getting your home sold By Ven Griva Copley News Service While many segments of the real estate industry are feeling the negative effects of the ongoing subprime mortgage crisis, demand

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Subprime Meltdown Changes Home Refinance Climate

Subprime Meltdown Changes Home Refinance Climate

TERS Subprime meltdown changes home refinance climate By Vicky Katz Whitaker Copley News Service When interest rates start to drop, financially savvy homeowners usually head straight for their banker

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The Real Estate Pros

The Real Estate Pros

r seller, agent can make the difference By Tom Roebuck Copley News Service The process of buying or selling a home is a long and complicated one, andit can be tempting to act as your own agent and ke

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What Buyers Want

What Buyers Want

's features can make or break the sale By Vicky Katz Whitaker Copley News Service If your house, condo or townhome doesn't have central air, an oversized garage or a walk-in closet in the master bedr

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How You Pack Can Make Or Break Your Next Move

How You Pack Can Make Or Break Your Next Move

How you pack can make or break your next move By Vicky Katz Whitaker Copley News Service It's not what you pack. It's how you pack that can save you time, money and stress whether you move across to

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Realty Pro Can Help Ease Your Move To A New Town

Realty Pro Can Help Ease Your Move To A New Town

ERRITORY Realty pro can help ease your move to a new town By Diane Schlindwein Copley News Service Experts count moving as one of the most stressful of life events, ranking right up there with divorc

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Foreclosure Fraud

Foreclosure Fraud

t vulnerable homeowners, offer false hope By Vicky Katz Whitaker Copley News Service Your mortgage payment is overdue - really overdue. You think nobody knows it, but you're wrong. Scam operators, ca

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Aging In Place

Aging In Place

s find the best is yet to be ? at home By Tim Torres Copley News Service Go west young man and grow with the nation, it was once said. But where do we go when our pioneer days are behind us and we st

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Rules To Live By

Rules To Live By

eowners association demands cooperation By Vicky Katz Whitaker Copley News Service No lawn to mow, no snow to shovel, a golf course in your backyard and a guard at the gate may be enough to entice yo

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Condos Can Offer A Lot Of Affordability And Value

Condos Can Offer A Lot Of Affordability And Value

VING Condos can offer a lot of affordability and value By Amy Winter Copley News Service The condo market thrives on lifestyle and affordability, appealing especially to young professionals and empty

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Under Pressure

Under Pressure

your house from 'For sale' to 'Sold' By Diane Schlindwein Copley News Service Sellers who want or need to sell their homes quickly should take serious action. It's a buyer's market, so homeowners wi

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All Creatures Great And Small

All Creatures Great And Small

ets safe while house is on the market By Diane Schlindwein Copley News Service When Tom and Bonnie Taylor were relocating from Attica, Ind., to Springfield, Ill., they did what most real estate agent

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For Rent

For Rent

e protects tenant and landlord alike By Chandra Orr Copley News Service Leases and security deposits aren't just a formality. They exist to protect landlords and tenants alike. Before you make reserv

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Loan Modifications Surge As Remedy To Foreclosures

Loan Modifications Surge As Remedy To Foreclosures

AULT Loan modifications surge as remedy to foreclosures By Emmet Pierce Copley News Service As surging mortgage defaults create a drag on the economy, lenders say they are stepping up efforts to modi

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Don't Be A Victim

Don't Be A Victim

2008 Tips and trends for home buyers and sellers Copley News Service Freddie Mac is turning to YouTube, a video-sharing Internet site, to educate homeowners about the dangers of losing their dwellin

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Mortgages Past Due

Mortgages Past Due

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Home Prices Remain Sky-high

Home Prices Remain Sky-high

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Rental Considerations

Rental Considerations

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