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  • 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...
  • 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. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller home price index for Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties increased 10.3 percent in...
  • Batavia looks for resident input on Main Street reconstruction

    Batavia looks for resident input on Main Street reconstruction
    Batavia city engineers this week unveiled the early plans for reconstructing the stretch of Main Street from Van Nortwick Avenue to Water Street, and are giving residents the opportunity to chime in with their ideas. The project aims to, at the very...
  • Study turns the tables on dining room preferences

    Study turns the tables on dining room preferences
    The dining room is dead. No, the dining room lives. I'll bet homebuilders wish American consumers — or at least consumer preference polls — would make up their minds. For as long as I've been writing about real estate, focus groups and other...
  • 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)...
  • Hank Azaria's character-filled house is up for sale

     Hank Azaria's character-filled house is up for sale
    Hank Azaria, a longtime voice on "The Simpsons," has listed a house in the Beverly Crest area at $3.5 million. The two-story house, built in 1999 with a design inspired by Prairie School architecture, is set behind gates on close to a half-acre in a...
  • 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...
  • Christmas In CT, Think Diversity For A Different Experience This Year

    Christmas In CT, Think Diversity For A Different Experience This Year
    Christmas in Connecticut might conjure images straight out of a Currier and Ives lithograph for many, but for those of us who live here we know the holiday means a diversity of tradition well beyond (while still including) horse-drawn sleigh rides and...
  • Many pro athletes are drawn to L.A.'s beach cities, Calabasas

    Many pro athletes are drawn to L.A.'s beach cities, Calabasas
    The South Bay, with its low-key atmosphere and sought-after beachfront, has been attracting athletes since the 1980s, when the Joe Montana-led 49ers were Super Bowl fixtures, Kurt Rambis was minting four NBA title rings with the Lakers, and Steve Sax...
  • More lower-priced homes hitting the market

    More lower-priced homes hitting the market
    Home listings are on the rise across South Florida — especially in the picked-over lower price ranges, a new report shows. In Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties, 10,001 for-sale properties were priced below $149,950 in October, a 49...
  • Gloucester County realty firm joins luxury network

    Gloucester County realty firm joins luxury network
    A Gloucester County-based realty firm is partnering up with a fast-growing California real estate firm to market and sell luxury homes on the Middle Peninsula. F. Ron Smith, president of  Beverly Hills, Calif.-based Leverage Global Partners, recently...