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As a parent, it's hard to watch your kids struggle with anything, but watching them struggle to buy a house can be especially tough. We all want the best for our offspring, and owning a home is one of the best ways to build wealth -- so if kids are having trouble taking that step, it's normal to...

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Not too long ago in our country's history, talking about making your house "greener" might get you labeled a hippie tree-hugger. But times change, and as gas, electricity, and water prices creep up, more and more homeowners are seeing the (strong) advantages that come with considering the...

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Nothing lasts forever -- including a home where you raised a family or lived most of your working life. And it's a fact of life that suddenly, a place that was perfect for you a decade or two ago might start to feel cavernous and empty (or just contain more square footage than you really want to...

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CHICAGO – Oct. 10, 2018 – After an inspector finishes their home report, buyers may feel overwhelmed by flaws they may have found. At this point, it's important for them to ask questions and learn more about the issues so that they can move forward confidently in the...

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Just like in any other profession, there are good real estate agents ... and there are, unfortunately, subpar real estate agents, too. But how do you know if you've got a dreamboat or a dud handling your real estate transaction?One way to know whether you've got a good agent (or not) is to consider...

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When is it OK to tap home equity?NEW YORK – Sept. 21, 2018 – As a result of rising home values, many homeowners find that they're sitting on a record amount of home equity that they could access by refinancing or taking out a second mortgage. However, people have been shy about tapping...

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Study: Waiting 1 year costs buyers $168 per month CHICAGO – Sept. 17, 2018 – Homebuyers can expect to pay about $168 extra per month for their mortgage this year, according to a realtor.com study that compared February 2018 to February 2017.The increase is based on a median-priced...

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You're about to become a first-time homeowner—this is an exciting time! As you begin working with lenders on securing pre-approval for a mortgage, you probably hear some terms when it comes to mortgage interest rates such as "fixed" and "adjustable."

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Suburbs are again growing faster than cities PHILADELPHIA – Sept. 12, 2018 – After several years of flocking to cities, raising hopes of an urban revival, young Americans have reversed their brief preference for downtown living and are moving out to the suburbs – even on the...

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