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  • Borrowing at low rates better than buying home for cash

    Borrowing at low rates better than buying home for cash
    Q: My wife and I are saving up to buy a vacation property in a resort area. Our plan is to keep socking money away until we find a short sale that we can purchase in cash. We're willing to be patient, but now that the economy is recovering and the real estate market is stabilizing, are short sales going to dry up -- even in resort areas?
  • New down-payment considerations for 1st-time buyers

    First-time homebuyers now have more options when it comes to getting a mortgage with a low down payment. The only question is how many of those buyers — who tend to be young, often in their early 30s — will actually benefit from the loans....

    Home buyer resolutions for 2015

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin The real estate world turned again in 2014, and suddenly buyers are finding themselves scrambling to get their offer accepted. At the low end of the market, real estate investors have snapped up all the cheapest...

    What landlords should know about service animals

    What landlords should know about service animals
    Q: I own a small apartment building that has always been advertised as: "No pets allowed." Recently, a man applied for a rental and told me he needs a small dog for his mental health. I know I have to allow a service dog, but am I also obligated to...

    Mold discovered after inspection

    Q: I bought a home in California last summer. The home was an investor flip and went through two escrows. The first escrow required two pest reports for an FHA loan. I paid for one inspection and the lender paid for the other. There were some issues...