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Time to Sell?

Posted On: 11/30/2016
Question: We’re thinking of selling our home but are very concerned about timing. We know that large numbers of home sales take place in the summer, but does it matter if we sell at other times of the year when there might be fewer competing homes on the market? Answer: In many markets...

Modern Costs

Posted On: 11/23/2016
Question: We have been looking at a home that is being modernized and fixed-up. We very much like the property and the upgrades added by the builder. The sticking point is price. The developer set a price and we think the right number is about $30,000 less. With misgivings we made an offer on...

Quick Change

Posted On: 11/16/2016
Question: We went to a lender – as you often suggest – and were pre-approved for a mortgage before looking for a house. The lender said we qualified for as much as $175,000 in financing. We then went looking for a property, made an offer, the offer was accepted and now the lender...

Money Talk

Posted On: 11/09/2016
Question: If home prices keep going up and wages are stagnant, how can buyers afford to purchase? Answer: You can pretty much guess that when it comes to money and real estate there are a lot of conflicting views. Here are some basic – and contrasting – facts. First, you can...

Bye, PMI

Posted On: 11/02/2016
Question: I originally bought my home for $335,000 in Dec 2014, and, as of today, owe $175,000. My mortgage rate is 3.65 percent. I had a foreclosure six years ago this past spring. I am told I can remove the private mortgage insurance (PMI) in 2017 on my new home by refinancing it, as it will...

Hey, Small Spender

Posted On: 10/26/2016
Question: We live modestly and are very careful with our money. The result is that we have the ability to put down 20 percent for a home. This has proven to be a problem because lenders and brokers seem to think we want a big, expensive house. We don't. We want a smaller house that has less to...

Go Low

Posted On: 10/19/2016
Question: We recently bid on a property and offered substantially less than the seller wanted. The problem is not the house and it's really not the sale price, it's our local market. We live in an area where homes often are for sale for months if not years. One local home – a very nice...

Drone Home

Posted On: 10/12/2016
Question: Our real estate broker says he can now take a video of our home from a drone high overhead. Aren’t there rules that prohibit such flights? Answer: Drones are a widely enjoyed hobby, but when it comes to their commercial use, the government largely banned drones-for-hire until...

Calculating the Cost

Posted On: 10/05/2016
Question: We have found a number of rent-versus-buy calculators online, but even using the same information regarding down payments and rental rates they all give different results. The differences are important to us. Which calculator should we use? Answer: To make a rent-versus-buy...

Why Owning Beats Renting

Posted On: 09/28/2016
Question: I can rent for less than the cost of buying a home. Doesn’t that make renting a better housing option? Answer: In some situations, at some times and in some places, yes, but in the general case ownership has an edge. For instance, one of the perks of old age can be significant...
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