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  • FHA financing attracts larger pool of buyers

    FHA financing attracts larger pool of buyers
    Q: I own a condominium in an eight-unit building. I am preparing my unit for sale and my Realtor says that our association should get the building FHA approved so that prospective buyers who plan to use FHA-backed mortgages can be viable prospects. Can...
  • Career in real estate can be rewarding, but it's a lot of work

    Q: For the past 20 years, I've worked as a combination legal assistant, paralegal and office manager. Now my boss is retiring and closing the office. One option I'm considering for a new career is real estate. The other is as a daily money manager...
  • Divorcees beware: You're not off the mortgage until you're off the mortgage

    Divorcees beware: You're not off the mortgage until you're off the mortgage
    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: My ex-spouse and I own two houses. The separation agreement spells out that I am to be taken off the title to those properties. The two house loans together total approximately $900,000. My ex-spouse's attorney...
  • Think carefully before becoming landlord

    Q: I am 51 years old and married without kids. Together, we earn around $100,000. I have a VA mortgage with about $38,000 left on the loan. We also have about $200,000 in retirement savings and around $50,000 in savings and $70,000 in stocks. I was...
  • How can unemployed homeowner preserve credit rating?

    Q: I met Ilyce at a speech she gave last year about financial planning and retirement. Last week, I was laid off by the company that sponsored the speech. My savings have been depleted due to my previous unemployment in 2009 and 2010. I cannot make my...
  • Baby boomers' dilemma: Indulge now or save for later

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I have a $138,000 mortgage at 3.75 percent on a 15-year term with 10 years left to pay. The property is appraised at $300,000. I have $130,000 cash reserve. My wife wants to put in a pool in at a cost of about $100,...
  • New online tools give inside scoop on homes

    New online tools give inside scoop on homes
    The pixel-pushers of the world have been working overtime to develop online tools for real estate, including a couple of new ways to snoop for the real scoop on that house you've fallen in love with. To wit: Does your home have a rap sheet? If you're on...
  • Renovated Fells Point rowhouse offers lesson in commitment

    Renovated Fells Point rowhouse offers lesson in commitment
    Some would call George Frazier crazy, but most would applaud his resourcefulness and all would have to agree that, with very little experience, he successfully undertook one of the most daunting home rehab projects that Fells Point's narrow, alley-like...
  • 80 years old and underwater

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: We live in Clayton County, Georgia, where the housing market is still not good. Our home was worth $200,000 in 1999 now it is worth $51,000. We still owe $101,000 on a first mortgage and $19,000 on a second...
  • Rehab loan on underwater home is a dicey proposition

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: My home is like most in our neighborhood: I owe more than what it's worth. I would continue to live in my home until I'm ready to sell, maybe around fall or near the end of this year, which would give me time to pay...
  • Owners wax poetic about their home

    Owners wax poetic about their home
    In addition to being known for a variety of architectural designs, many of the homes in Baltimore's Guilford neighborhood are often referred to by the names of their former residents of note. Within the space of a few acres, the community includes the...