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  • Most Orlando luxury estate buyers come with cash in hand

    Most Orlando luxury estate buyers come with cash in hand
    The buyer who purchased Dwight Howard's estate in Seminole County last month wasn't the Orlando market's only luxury seeker to come with cash in hand. The NBA star had three cash offers on his lakefront mansion, which sold last month for $3.4 million...
  • Institutional investors losing interest in Chicago-area housing

    Institutional investors losing interest in Chicago-area housing
    Investors that bought at least 10 single-family homes and condominiums in a year -- a measure designed to exclude activity by mom-and-pop rehabbers and flippers -- accounted for only 4.9 percent of area sales during the second quarter, compared with 8.8...
  • Flippers, landlords find new home-loan money

    Flippers, landlords find new home-loan money
    Orlando landlord Brian Lunsford needed $40,000 to renovate a house that a college student almost burned down, so he turned to an online crowdfunding site. Within two days, more than a dozen investors had each agreed to loan him an average of $2,800...
  • What every first-time buyer needs to know

    What every first-time buyer needs to know
    Meet fictional 34-year-old identical twin brothers Fred and Ted. Fred is a marketing manager for an import-export company. Ted is a social worker at a non-profit agency. Both are single and considered to be smart, successful guys. While Fred's annual...
  • Can you flip a house for profit in this market?

    Can you flip a house for profit in this market?
    If flipping a house in today's real estate market seems riskier than trekking with a ragtag band of hobbits to Mordor, take heart: Home flippers can still find plenty of opportunities, though they're not entirely without risk. It may seem...
  • Real estate notebook: Buffalo Wild Wings signs land lease in Boynton

    Real estate notebook: Buffalo Wild Wings signs land lease in Boynton
    Buffalo Wild Wings is coming to Boynton Beach, even though it wasn't wild about its real estate options at first. The Minneapolis-based sports bar chain looked at the former Pete Rose Ballpark Cafe next to the Courtyard Marriott on Congress Avenue...
  • When a budget deficit hawk gets into debt

    When a budget deficit hawk gets into debt
    Gov. Bob McDonnell was blunt: The nation's debt, he told a radio audience back in 2010, was so large that it was "immoral and unsustainable." That year, the federal government's debt stood at $13.6 trillion, roughly six times its total annual income....
  • Why sellers should disclose their homes' past problems

    Q: We've owned our 1960s home since 1991, when we bought it from the estate of the original owners. We know the location of the septic system and have it cleaned regularly. During one of those renovations, we needed to find the leaching fields. The...
  • Rich buyers are doing their part for housing

    There's a parallel real estate universe out there, the one where people buy homes with price tags that start at $1 million. Apparently, they've been really busy lately. Even with reports from around the country that the overall market has slowed or...
  • Young UCF entrepreneur moves up in moving business

    Young UCF entrepreneur moves up in moving business
    Jonathan Crain had just driven 1,500 miles and was lugging heavy furniture up five flights of stairs when he developed a true appreciation for his moving-company workers. Since that day in 2007, shortly after he bought a Two Men and A Truck franchise in...
  • Know risks of buying in-laws' home

    Dear Liz: My in-laws just informed us that they have gone through their retirement fund and soon won't be able to pay their mortgage. They borrowed against the house they've lived in for 30 years and currently owe $325,000. They are devastated, so I am...