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  • Selling elderly parent's home and Medicaid implications

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: My mother recently passed away. She was the person running the finances for her and my father. My sister and I now have power of attorney over my dad's finances. My parents have CD accounts stashed at many...
  • American Homes 4 Rent buys Beazer in home-rental consolidation

    In another sign of consolidation in the single-family rental industry, Agoura Hills-based American Homes 4 Rent said Tuesday that it's buying smaller Beazer Pre-Owned Rental Homes Inc. The deal, which is worth about $263 million in stock, cash and debt,...
  • Seniors see age-restricted housing as a chance for freedom

    Retired high school teachers John and Judy Woffington are trading their home on a three-acre lot in Marshall, Pa., near Pittsburgh, for one that sits on about a third of an acre not because they don't like the house they've owned for 34 years, but because...
  • Pending home sales soar nationwide in May, biggest jump since 2010

    Pending home sales soar nationwide in May, biggest jump since 2010
    Pending home sales surged more than expected in May, the latest sign a sluggish housing recovery is picking up steam. Signed contracts for previously owned homes jumped 6.1% from April, the National Assn. of Realtors said Monday. It was the largest...
  • Frank Anechiarico, Valley Chevrolet owner

    Frank Anechiarico, Valley Chevrolet owner
    Frank Anechiarico, a passionate car salesman and one-time owner of Baltimore County's Valley Chevrolet, died June 27 at Brightview Mays Chapel Ridge, an assisted-living facility. He was 91 and had suffered a stroke. "He started out selling used cars...
  • Man charged with murder of his toddler

    ATLANTA The father of 22-month-old Cooper Harris has been charged with an unthinkable crime: the murder of his toddler son by leaving him for hours in the family's SUV. People close to Justin Ross Harris, already grieving over Cooper's loss, raged...
  • 6 tips for buying the right vacation home

    When Taylor Billington and her husband, Gary, set their goals 10 years ago, one of the items they included on their "vision board" was a vacation home. It was more than an idle fantasy. The Fort Lauderdale, Fla., homeowners, who own a marketing firm, had...
  • The Mortgage Professor: Pre-approval letters, despite drawbacks, can give buyers a boost

    With bargaining power shifting from homebuyers to sellers in an increasing number of local markets, buyers in competition with other buyers are looking for any edge they can get. One possible edge is a pre-approval letter, or PAL, from a lender. A PAL is...
  • 5 years after the Great Recession: Where are we now?

    5 years after the Great Recession: Where are we now?
    It was the worst U.S. economic calamity since the 1930s. Over 18 months, the Great Recession erased trillions of dollars in wealth, destroyed 8 million jobs and robbed tens of thousands of their homes. More than half of adults lost a job or saw a cut in...
  • Help for homeowners? That ain't nothing

    The current do-nothing Congress appears to be headed for its August recess safely in reach of winning the title for most do-nothingest assembly in U.S. history, which, let's face it, is not necessarily a bad thing. The nation breathes a sigh of relief...
  • Hampton Roads tops in state for year-over-year home sales in May

    Hampton Roads tops in state for year-over-year home sales in May
    Home sales appear to be on the rebound across the region, according to a recent real estate report. RealtyTrac, a California-based real estate data tracking firm, reported Hampton Roads as having the best year-over-year home sales in the Commonwealth in...