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  • South Florida home price index rises 10.3 percent in September

    South Florida home price index rises 10.3 percent in September
    Home price growth continues to slow, but South Florida is faring better than the rest of the nation, a new report shows.
  • Short sales on the decline as economy improves

    Short sales on the decline as economy improves
    Monica and Bert Horner found their dream home last year in the Baltimore suburbs, but the deal from the start was akin to a troubled relationship — complicated. The four-bedroom, 21/2-bath Colonial in Baldwin was listed as a short sale, meaning...

    Madeira Street turnaround shows 'any place can be good'

    Madeira Street turnaround shows 'any place can be good'
    On Madeira Street last Thursday, tidy trash cans lined the curb in front of clean brick rowhouses with matching exterior lights. Christmas decorations already framed one doorway. Boarded-up homes still pockmark the streets around Madeira, but...

    Agent's closing gift to buyer won't violate real estate law

    Agent's closing gift to buyer won't violate real estate law
    Q: I recently got my license as a real estate agent and have a question about the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act. I just completed a transaction and settlement is scheduled before the end of the year. I was thinking of giving my client (the buyer)...

    Tighter standards on reverse mortgages

    Are reverse mortgages headed in reverse? Based on forthcoming federal rule changes for seniors who expect to apply for one, you might think so. But as a taxpayer, you might say, bravo: Toughening up qualification standards — including such basics as...