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  • Is your home inspector licensed under new law?

    Is your home inspector licensed under new law?
    As of this month, Florida requires home inspectors to be licensed. The new regulations also require inspectors to complete ongoing education courses and to undergo background checks, measures intended to better protect consumers. In response to my recent...
  • Girl's death spurs bill

    In response to the torture death of Ciara Jobes, a 15-year-old Baltimore girl who was allegedly killed by her mentally ill guardian, state legislators are introducing a bill this week that aims to regulate who can be awarded permanent custody of abused...
  • Final forum has fireworks

    Fireworks erupted at the conclusion of the final forum in the 2010 City Council race when Mayor Pro Tem Toni Iseman castigated Emanuel Patrascu for a quote by him on an election flier, which she said was a lie. Iseman was referring to a flier for which...
  • Adopting an open heart

    Adopting an open heart
    Jeff and Maureen Learned always knew they wanted a large family. So it was a blow when they struggled to conceive after the birth of their first daughter, Shanna. The couple, who recently moved to Burbank after living in La Crescenta for years, went...
  • Two new websites can help buyers save on closing costs and mortgages

    One of the problems with new Internet-based ventures is that they often lack critical mass. Jeff Lazerson, a Laguna Niguel mortgage broker, found that out firsthand. Lazerson had a great idea: a website that would allow home buyers to hunt anonymously...
  • Tips to help you find your perfect home

    Securing a mortgage, meeting with a lawyer and wading through home inspections can be overwhelming, but you have to find a house you like first. Paige Rein, a designer for the HGTV show "Hidden Potential," gives these tips for finding your perfect fit:...
  • Figure financing

    Figure financing
    Throughout this year and last, financial consultant Jim Stoops of the Naperville office of Charles Schwab has come away impressed by many of the 60-, 70- and even 80-year-old individuals he has counseled. These are people who decades ago took on mortgages...
  • Citizens Property Insurance under fire again for no-bid contract

    Citizens Property Insurance drew fire again for its no-bid contract. Citizens has not taken well to the press coverage – dismissing it as having "inaccuracies," according to a spokeswoman. In January, Citizens Chairman Jim Malone called criticism of...
  • Citizens plans to rebid home inspection pact

    Citizens Property Insurance Corp. backtracked Monday on a no-bid contract it approved late last year and said it will rebid parts of the pact. Officials from state-backed Citizens told board members that they will allow Inspection Depot in Jacksonville...
  • Feds probe real estate deals

    Federal agents are investigating real estate deals involving Gov. Rod Blagojevich's wife as part of a three-year corruption probe into allegations of favoritism and fraud within his administration. Several federal sources familiar with the inquiry...
  • Auction 101

    Auction 101
    According to the National Auctioneers Association, $58.6 billion in commercial and residential real estate was sold at auction last year, an all-time high. One leading auction company, REDC, has already sold 1,200 properties in Chicago this year,...