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  • Leased solar panels can complicate — or kill — a home sale

    Leased solar panels can complicate — or kill — a home sale
    Can going green by leasing solar panels for your roof cost you money — or give you headaches — when you go to sell the house? Possibly both. Say you get pitched by one of the growing number of companies offering solar panels at no...
  • Home seller under no obligation to give buyer documents

    Home seller under no obligation to give buyer documents
    Q: I just settled on closing my house sale, and the cash buyer now wants the property survey I paid for about 20 years ago. Is this a reasonable request? Also, the buyer wanted the blueprints of the remodeling I did 25 years ago, ostensibly so she can...
  • HOA board seeks to avoid liability for not buying quake insurance

    Question: I'm on the board of directors of my homeowner association, and by choice we're not buying earthquake insurance. If the board doesn't get earthquake insurance for the development, can we, as the board, vote to buy insurance against a lawsuit that...
  • Tobey Maguire reels in a buyer

    Tobey Maguire reels in a buyer
    Just as Tobey Maguire's comic book character has spidery senses that kick in when danger is near, the "Spider-Man" actor may have a bit of extrasensory perception working when it comes to real estate dealings. He just sold his house in Brentwood for $10.4...
  • Homeowner association manager controls choice of contractors

    Homeowner association manager controls choice of contractors
    Question: Our homeowner association manager keeps hiring the same contractors over and over again. She's an expert at creating delays to get what she wants and has some sort of special relationship with these contractors. She makes things up like stating,...
  • Applying for reverse mortgages will get tougher

    Applying for reverse mortgages will get tougher
    Interested in a reverse mortgage without a lot of hassles? Better get your application in fast. As of April 27, the federal government is imposing a series of extensive "financial assessment" tests that will make applying for a reverse mortgage tougher...
  • Realities of Real Estate: How's the market?

    Realities of Real Estate: How's the market?
    Whenever we're out and about, people who know us from the paper, or recognize the Champion Realty ball caps we wear to work around the house, always have the same question: "How's the market?" Last weekend, we got that question from a lady at the...
  • Commercial real estate boom reaches Baltimore

    Commercial real estate boom reaches Baltimore
    The jaw-dropping $121.5 million that an investor paid last month for Fells Point's Union Wharf apartments was the starkest example yet in Baltimore of how a booming national real estate market is pushing some firms to turn to smaller, riskier cities....
  • A classic manor and unexpected pavilion in the Nichols Canyon area

    A classic manor and unexpected pavilion in the Nichols Canyon area
    Set amid lush landscaping in the Nichols Canyon area, this classic Tudor Revival manor conceals an unexpected industrial-style pavilion that can serve as an office or guesthouse. Gardens, water features and mature trees contribute to the compound's...
  • Maurice Wilder: The biggest property mogul you don't know

    He's the most powerful Tampa Bay real estate mogul you've never heard of. He has quietly built an empire. He owns eight office towers in Clearwater, Tampa and Brandon, as well as 10 mobile home and RV parks in Pinellas, Pasco, and Hillsborough counties....
  • Area housing market shows continuing recovery

    The Baltimore area home market showed more signs of recovery last month, as sales hit their highest March mark since 2007 and new contracts rose for a 10th straight month, a real estate analyst reported Friday. Closed sales rose 23.6 percent compared...