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  • Is selling home by auction the way to go?

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: Can you advise if there has been any comparative analysis of selling a home via auction vs. listing? I have been searching but have been unable to find any independently verifiable comparative analysis reviewing the...
  • In midst of IRS battle, Villages refunds tax-free bonds with taxable ones

    First of two parts. Uncle! That's the sound of The Villages giving up a $426 million battle with the Internal Revenue Service that started six years ago when a sharp agent figured out how fiendishly the developer had perverted a Florida law to be able...
  • Don't buy a house you can't afford

    America needs more low-down-payment loans. That seems to be the opinion of our government, anyway. The government agencies that drive most of the housing market are pushing for lower down-payment standards on mortgages, easing the 20 percent requirement...
  • Ask Amy: Man resists the call for a clean slate

    Ask Amy: Man resists the call for a clean slate
    Dear Amy: My guy "T" and I are in our 50s. We have been dating almost a year. I love T very much. He is very loving and giving. However, he is stubborn when it comes to change. One change in particular is a roadblock in our relationship. I live in an...
  • Legality of real estate drone use still up in the air

    Legality of real estate drone use still up in the air
    Q: We have just started selling our house and our real estate agent wants to take aerial pictures using a drone. It sounds interesting but we don't want to get involved in anything that is not legal. Can you give us some guidance? A: For the time being,...
  • PREIT sells interest in Whitehall Mall

    PREIT sells interest in Whitehall Mall
    The Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust has unloaded its 50 percent interest in the Whitehall Mall. The Philadelphia-based real estate investment firm began selling non-core properties in 2012 to fund upgrades to its top performing malls, and...
  • Historic West End House Sells For Well Below List Price, Gets New Life As Home

    Historic West End House Sells For Well Below List Price, Gets New Life As Home
    HARTFORD — High hopes for renovations to the historic Elisha Wadsworth House have been matched by architecturally accurate work outside and what amounts to a brand new, upscale home inside. But the oldest house in the city's West End fell short in...
  • Prices rising fast for new homes in Orlando

    Prices rising fast for new homes in Orlando
    The sweet spot for buyers of new homes has become more expensive in the past year, partly because of new waves of retirees and vacationers paying more for new houses. A study released Wednesday shows the largest chunk of buyers purchasing homes in...
  • Short-sale tax break passes House, on to Senate

    Short-sale tax break passes House, on to Senate
    A bill that would extend a key tax break to tens of thousands of financially distressed homeowners who sold their homes this year for less than they owed passed the U.S. House on Wednesday and is headed to the Senate for consideration. A one-year...
  • Moby gives up his water view perch above Lake Hollywood

    Moby gives up his water view perch above Lake Hollywood
    Moby has sold his storied Wolf's Lair compound in Hollywood Hills for $12.4 million. The DJ and singer-songwriter, whose name is Richard Melville Hall, had bought the walled and gated Norman-style castle four years ago for $3,925,000 from Lionsgate...
  • Nation's Housing: Qualifying for a mortgage may be easier than you think

    When it comes to buying a house, are you in the "no way I could possibly qualify" category? Not enough cash in the bank for a down payment or closing costs? Credit scores good but not great? So much deferred student loan debt that you assume any lender...