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  • Listing in winter may yield higher home price

    WASHINGTON — It's common knowledge verging on holy writ in real estate: Spring is the absolute best time of the year to sell a house.
  • Colonial Realty's Founders Bilked Nearly 7,000 Investors

    Colonial Realty's Founders Bilked Nearly 7,000 Investors
    Bernard Madoff's investor fraud took the Ponzi scheme to a new level, but it wasn't so long ago that Connecticut had its own infamous fraud case tied to some of Hartford's most well-known real estate: Colonial Realty Co. And in the two decades since...

    Rules of engagement in home appraisals

    It's OK. You can talk to your appraiser. Really. A real estate appraisal organization has sent up a collective, exasperated sigh over the apparently widespread misunderstandings that seem to surround the process of getting a home appraised — and...

    Avoid tax bite in transferring property to child

    Q: My wife passed away recently. The property was in our joint names. I want to type a warranty or quitclaim deed, and transfer property to my daughter and myself as joint owners and keep the deed at home. If I die, my daughter can record the deed. Is...

    With state tax cuts, take broad-based approach: Editorial

    For Florida lawmakers, squabbles over how best to cut state taxes by $100 million are a nice problem to have. For years after the Great Recession struck in 2008, they argued about where to cut spending. But now that the recovering economy has left the...