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How to Discriminate Apr. 23, 2017

House Calls

Hi, Edith: I was a newspaper copy editor for nearly 20 years, and I faithfully edited your column fo... Read More

Good Reasons to Pay Off Your Mortgage Mar. 09, 2017

Everyday Cheapskate

I've heard of mortgage-burning parties, but I would categorize them along with the Pony Express and ... Read More

A Number as Useful as Your Credit Score Feb. 22, 2017

Everyday Cheapskate

Whether you know your credit score or not, by now you are aware that you have one and that potential... Read More

What to Read Feb. 12, 2017

House Calls

Ms. Lank: Please give us the names of books that neophyte home sellers should read before selling. &... Read More

How Much to Offer Feb. 05, 2017

House Calls

Dear Mrs. Lank: We have been house hunting for several months, and we are ready to write up an offer... Read More

Urban Loft Living Jan. 16, 2017

The Art of Design

Large cities like New York, Milan and Paris have no choice but to snatch up space for residential us... Read More

Classic Ann Landers Jan. 08, 2017

Classic Ann Landers

Editor's Note: Hundreds of Ann Landers' loyal readers have requested that newspapers continue to pub... Read More

Has Economics Failed? Nov. 01, 2016

Thomas Sowell

It is especially painful for me, as an economist, to see that two small cities in northern Californi... Read More

Land Contract and Homeseller Exclusion Oct. 16, 2016

House Calls

Edith: I read in your column that there might be no federal income tax for the sale of a longtime ho... Read More

The American Dream Oct. 12, 2016

Small Spaces

Since we are nearing the end of the presidential election season and have been discussing all types ... Read More

Cruelty to Black Students Sep. 21, 2016

Walter E. Williams

Last year's college news was about demands for safe spaces, trigger warnings and bans on insensitivi... Read More

Absentee Real Estate Investment Aug. 28, 2016

House Calls

Dear Ms. Lank: My son is interested in renting out his home, as he received a job offer in another s... Read More

A New Living Room Idea Aug. 24, 2016

Small Spaces

One of our significant rites of passage in life is leaving home. For many, this milestone begins wit... Read More

Safety When Showing Jul. 17, 2016

House Calls

Dear Edith: I read a column where readers asked whether they should show their home to people who se... Read More

Selling Out of State Jul. 03, 2016

House Calls

Ms. Lank: I recently read one of your columns in the paper. R and M.T. wrote that they inherited a p... Read More

The Streets Cannot Be a Home Jun. 28, 2016

Froma Harrop

The homeless can be scary people. They may block sidewalks, curse passers-by and aggressively demand... Read More

Can't Remove the Carpet Stain? Cut it Out! Jun. 20, 2016

Everyday Cheapskate

DEAR MARY: How can I fix carpet that has bleach spots on it? I tried using a fabric pen that's about... Read More

Proportions and Scale Are Critical in Small Spaces Jun. 15, 2016

Small Spaces

When it comes to interior design, you've got to get the size of your ideas right! Nothing is worse t... Read More

Divorce Changed Ownership May. 29, 2016

House Calls

Ms. Lank: I have wanted to sell my house for a long time, but my wife won't agree or sign the papers... Read More

The Cure for Expensive Cities Is Moving Vans May. 24, 2016

Froma Harrop

A funny thing didn't happen on the way to the digital revolution. It failed to empty out the citie... Read More