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How Much to Offer May. 22, 2016

House Calls

Dear Ms. Lank: We are looking for our first home, and we would like some guidelines on how much to o... Read More

Use Your Walls May. 18, 2016

Small Spaces

If you live in a studio apartment or a micro-unit, storage space is often limited. However, you can ... Read More

They'll Only Buy If May. 15, 2016

House Calls

Dear Edith: We put our house up for sale last week with a realtor we think is pretty good. One thing... Read More

Will Changing Brokers Help? Apr. 24, 2016

House Calls

Dear Edith: My parents' house has not sold after being on the market for over 260 days. This week wa... Read More

Looked Without Their Agent Apr. 17, 2016

House Calls

HOUSE CALLS BY EDITH LANK FOR RELEASE: SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2016 Looked Without Their Agent Dear Ms. ... Read More

Student Loan Bubble Keeps Growing Apr. 15, 2016

Daily Editorials

Stocks and housing prices have risen rapidly since the depths of the last recession, aided in large ... Read More

Market Value Back Then Apr. 10, 2016

House Calls

Ms. Lank: I own a house that my mom lived in until she recently passed away. I am in the process of ... Read More

Compact Garden Accents Mar. 23, 2016

Small Spaces

There are several hot new ideas available these days for compact gardens. Even in the tiniest urban ... Read More

Lead Paint Jan. 31, 2016

House Calls

Dear Edith: We have an older house with lead paint on most of the interior wood (door casings, stair... Read More

The Busybody Left Dec. 22, 2015

Thomas Sowell

The political left has been trying to run other people's lives for centuries. So we should not be su... Read More

Prop F: You Can Do Anything in Your Bedroom but Rent It Oct. 18, 2015

Debra J. Saunders

Both proponents and opponents of San Francisco's "Airbnb measure" — Proposition F — see ... Read More

The Fact-Free Left: Part II Jul. 22, 2015

Thomas Sowell

There is no way to know what is going on in someone else's mind. But sometimes their behavior tells ... Read More

More Is Not Merrier in Our Congested Cities Apr. 09, 2015

Froma Harrop

New York and San Francisco are expensive places to live. That's a big problem for the nation because... Read More

Housing Market Will Pick Up in 2015 Dec. 29, 2014

Open House

Most housing analysts are predicting substantial growth in housing activity in 2015 — much mor... Read More

Mortgage Binges and Painful Hangovers Dec. 14, 2014

Steve Chapman

Plenty of people who go on wild drinking binges end up with sound reasons to avoid repeating the exp... Read More

Problems Arising From Homeowner Lines of Credit Jul. 21, 2014

Open House

In recent years, many homeowners have borrowed cash from the equity in their home to pay off bulging... Read More

Capital Gains Questions Jul. 13, 2014

House Calls

Dear Edith: I have written to you before, so now for the rest of the story. I finally sold my rental... Read More

E-Mortgages: Saves Time and Cuts Cost Jun. 16, 2014

Open House

The two most frequent complaints about home mortgages are that they take too long to process and are... Read More

A New Cost-Saving Plan for FHA Borrowers Jun. 09, 2014

Open House

A new plan has been implemented that can save substantial costs for mortgage borrowers. Federal Hous... Read More

The Housing Bust and the American Psyche May. 29, 2014

Froma Harrop

Real estate mania lives on at the HGTV cable channel, where house shoppers still holler for granite ... Read More