Real Estate 2016

10 Stories • Available May 2016
Stay Awhile

Stay Awhile

Forget booking hotel rooms for your vacation. These days, consumers are turning to house rental sites to find a place to stay. Eleven percent of U.S. adults have used a home-sharing site. Tha

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Comparative Advantage

Comparative Advantage

Buying or selling a house relies on comparable sales, known as "comps." The premise is simple: How does the "subject house" that's being bought or sold compare to similar properties in the area?

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Locked Up

Locked Up

Are you moving? Renovating? Do you want less clutter, but you're not ready to part with your stuff? A storage unit may be the perfect solution. Sperry Hutchinson, a U-Haul spokesperson and moving

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House Poor

House Poor

If living in your home without debt is the best-case scenario and being underwater on your mortgage (owing more than the house is worth) is the worst, "house poor" may be the uncomfortable middl

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It's Not All About You

It's Not All About You

Whatever your reasons are for moving, ideally the move will sit well with all of the members of your family -- including your children (present or future). Schools and school districts are a vita

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Got Something To Hide?

Got Something To Hide?

You've lived in your home for years and you've grown comfortable, but now it is time to move on. What happens if the next owner won't feel as relaxed with all of the little idiosyncrasies you don

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Help With Homeowners Insurance

Help With Homeowners Insurance

Homeowners insurance is a wonderful thing. It gives homeowners a peace of mind to know that their families are protected in the event of a catastrophe. Your home is likely one of the largest fina

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The Suburbs

The Suburbs

A traditional single-family home in suburban areas is a high priority for most of today's prospective buyers. A study on this subject was recently concluded by a major real estate organization.

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The Shoebox Philosopher

The Shoebox Philosopher

Most people moving to Manhattan don't expect to live in a mansion. But neither are they eager to live in an apartment the size of a 2001 Honda Accord. That's exactly what Felice Cohen did, for

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Land Ho!

Land Ho!

Dear Ms. Lank: My wife and I have thought for some time about becoming real estate investors. Do you have an opinion on buying vacant land? I assume location is the important factor? -- P.I. An

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Real Estate Infographics 1

Real Estate Infographics 1

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Real Estate Infographics 2

Real Estate Infographics 2

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Real Estate Infographics 3

Real Estate Infographics 3

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