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Listing 'As Is' May. 25, 2014

House Calls

Dear Ms. Lank: When a house is listed "as is, seller guarantees nothing" what does that really mean?... Read More

Positive Signals Point to Housing Recovery May. 12, 2014

Open House

The light at the end of the tunnel is so bright it's almost blinding. Home sales are in an upward tr... Read More

Young Residents Migrate to Cities May. 05, 2014

Open House

There is a growing trend for young adults to leave their rural and suburban communities to move to c... Read More

Consumers Optimistic About Housing Market Apr. 28, 2014

Open House

Consumers generally are showing greater optimism in the housing market this spring, according to Fan... Read More

Projecting Home Price Changes Apr. 07, 2014

Open House

One of the most frequent questions asked at this point relates to future home prices. Consumers want... Read More

Low-Rate Refinancing Promotes Low Inventory Mar. 31, 2014

Open House

Homebuyers may soon face a growing problem of lack of available homes in their local markets. One ke... Read More

Returning to a 'Normal' Market Mar. 24, 2014

Open House

In recent weeks, several reports have noted that the housing market has returned to a "normal" level... Read More

Neighborhood Preferences Are Changing Mar. 17, 2014

Open House

Homebuyers in 2014 are changing their priorities when selecting neighborhoods for their new homes. I... Read More

Consumers Thinking Positively About Recovery Mar. 03, 2014

Open House

Most analysts and consumer studies are very positive in their predictions regarding the continued re... Read More

Survey Looks at Current Mortgage Trends Feb. 24, 2014

Open House

A majority of consumers now feel it's easier to obtain a mortgage loan, according to Fannie Mae's Na... Read More

E-Signature Use Expanded by FHA Feb. 17, 2014

Open House

Electronic signatures are now being accepted on an increasing number of homebuying and financing doc... Read More

Revival of Luxury Homes Feb. 10, 2014

Open House

Luxury homes, a property niche that was hit hard by the recession, is back in popularity with buyers... Read More

Markets Returning to Normalcy Jan. 27, 2014

Open House

Many housing markets nationwide have returned to normal levels of activity. Markets in 56 out of the... Read More

Homebuyers, Realtors Concerned About Mortgage Regulations Jan. 20, 2014

Open House

Most people, including realtors, believe our slow but steady improvement in the real estate market i... Read More

Why Home Sales Are Sluggish Jan. 06, 2014

Open House

In recent weeks, there has been a noticeable drop in home sales in certain areas. This has raised th... Read More

Large Mortgages Cost Less Dec. 23, 2013

Open House

The interest rate for a large jumbo mortgage is now less than the rate for a smaller conventional lo... Read More

How Much Income Does It Take to Buy a Home Dec. 16, 2013

Open House

The income required to purchase a median-priced home in today's market depends largely on location a... Read More

Federal Bureau Did It Dec. 08, 2013

House Calls

Dear Edith: Like your recent reader, we also had a problem obtaining our Discharge of Mortgage. Fili... Read More

Lawyer Letters Nov. 19, 2013

House Calls

Dear Readers: I try to say "see a lawyer" not more than once per column. But recent mail i... Read More

Clinton Myths Sep. 10, 2012

John Stossel

Bill Clinton got rave reviews for his speech at the Democratic National Convention. My wife said: &q... Read More