Real Estate 2014

10 Stories • Available May 2014
Open Houses

Open Houses

An open house can attract the perfect buyer with the perfect budget, but a stranger walking through your home when you're not there may make you nervous. You might remember from your house-huntin

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Boxed In

Boxed In

Few days are as nerve-wracking as moving day. All of your belongings are in boxes, you can't find your toothbrush, the movers are wrapping up your flat-screen TV, and you're snapping at your part

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Curbing Moving-day Angst

Curbing Moving-day Angst

Moving is stressful -- for you and for your kids. While you're dealing with packing and hiring movers, your child may be anxious or upset about many things. He doesn't want to leave his friends,

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Home Hunting

Home Hunting

You've heard the real estate adage "location, location, location" as the golden rule of a home's desirability. But today, homebuyers are thinking "features, features, features" -- ones that add "

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Closing Costs

Closing Costs

When it comes to buying a home, most people are aware that they'll have to pay a down payment, make monthly mortgage payments and pay property taxes. But many may be surprised to learn that befo

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Picking A Real Estate Agent

Picking A Real Estate Agent

Finding the right real estate agent is an important step for buyers and sellers. Because the agent guides you through the real estate process, you need a professional who's experienced and knowle

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Good Credit

Good Credit

Have you missed any car payments? Been late paying for a phone bill? Are you only paying the minimum amount on your credit cards? All of these factors can contribute to a low credit score. If

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Buying To Rent

Buying To Rent

At first glance, buying a rental property seems like a surefire way to earn a second income. Buy a house, fix it up, rent it out, and then sit back and collect the checks. Even better, buy a seco

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Finding The Right Match

Finding The Right Match

Buying a house is the biggest purchase many of us will ever make in our lifetime. That's where the right real estate agent can make a huge difference. If you are on the selling side of home owner

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Real Estate Advice

Real Estate Advice

Dear Edith: We accepted an offer on our house two weeks ago, but the "for sale" sign is still up in our front yard. Is this ethical? Why hasn't it been removed? -- K.S. Answer: In the sale of r

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Real Estate Info 1

Real Estate Info 1

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Real Estate Info 2

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