| Jun 18, 2010
| 10:00 PM
A thorough home inspection is often recommended for any real estate transaction, but when considering the purchase of a foreclosed home many experts believe it becomes even more critical.
Tom Jansson, secretary of the National Association of Certified...
| Jun 19, 2010
TV was once flooded with shows about finding an inexpensive property and turning it into a dream home or "flipping" it for a profit with just a little work here and there.
For those who are hoping to find such an opportunity with the growing number of...
| Jun 21, 2010
| 8:14 AM
Occupational licenses issued recently by county and municipal governments in Central Florida.
Wanda Williams, manufacturing representative, 111 Chisholm St., Apopka, 32703.
Eastern Wine I Planet LLC, wholesale, 2172 Platinum Road, Suite I,...
| Jun 26, 2010
On an afternoon in late May, Chicago real estate agent Gary Lucido, president of Lucid Realty, glanced at the chicagohousingstats.com website. Among the stats grabbing his attention was one showing Chicago-area home prices had fallen 27.3 percent from...
| Feb 1, 2010
| 2:03 PM
Property auctions are growing across the country. The goal is to win the house at auction for dirt cheap prices, then make improvements fast and sell it.
But to buy a foreclosed house you have to pay cash in full within 24 hours and be willing to take...
| Feb 23, 2010
| 6:38 PM
Edsel Hulse, a veteran who lives in Hollywood, said he's expecting his Citizens Property Insurance Corp. windstorm insurance policy premium to increase this year because state legislators in 2009 approved allowing the insurer to boost premiums by up to 10...
| Apr 18, 2010
With the April 30 deadline looming, home buyers need to get a move on if they hope to qualify for the federal tax credits of $8,000 for first-timers or $6,500 for owners wishing to move up.
But even if you don't have a binding contract in place by the...
| May 6, 2010
How safe is your home? If you don't know the answer, your law enforcement agency can help. Many provide home inspections, which can go a long way towards having a peace of mind, all for free.
Rape Aggression Defense instructor and Rice University...
| Oct 14, 2009
| 3:04 PM
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...
| May 19, 2002
You want to buy a house because you know the current low mortgage interest rates are a real deal. So you've been inspecting dozens of houses at weekend open houses. But every time you make a purchase offer, another buyer offers slightly more and buys...
| Apr 3, 2005
Here are some of the types of inspections available to home buyers and sellers:
The home inspection: The cost can vary from as little as $200 for smaller homes to $300 to $400 for homes of 1,500 to 2,000 square feet.
Prices for larger homes and those...