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  • To do successful FSBO, do your homework first

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I own my house free and clear of any debt. How can I sell it without using a real estate agent? If I sell it on my own and the buyer has a real estate agent, will they still get the same commission of 6 percent? A:...
  • Investors target Orlando -- even years into housing recovery

    Investors target Orlando -- even years into housing recovery
    Almost four years after Orlando-area home prices hit bottom, the region still ranks among the hottest markets nationally for institutional investors purchasing houses, a new report shows. Orlando ranks fifth among the top 100 metro areas for its share...
  • Home sales jump but distressed properties drag down Baltimore area prices

    Home sales jump but distressed properties drag down Baltimore area prices
    Sales of distressed properties in the Baltimore region continued to distort the area's real estate market in October, inflating overall sales but acting as a drag on home prices, according to the monthly report from the regional multiple listing service....
  • Connecticut's Last 'Dry' Town Votes To Get 'Wet'

    Connecticut's Last 'Dry' Town Votes To Get 'Wet'
    BRIDGEWATER — Connecticut's last dry town is dry no longer. Residents of Bridgewater, a bucolic town of about 1,700 near the New York border, voted on Election Day to lift an ordinance that has prohibited the sale of alcohol since 1935. It was a...
  • Don't Miss These Home Tax Deductions

    Don't Miss These Home Tax Deductions
    From mortgage interest to property tax deductions, here are the tax tips you need to get a jump on your returns. Owning a home can pay off at tax time.  From mortgage interest to property tax deductions, here are the tax tips you need to get a jump on...
  • Should I Sell My Home Now or Wait Until the Spring?

    Should I Sell My Home Now or Wait Until the Spring?
    There are many questions homeowners ask themselves during the selling process. "How much will my home sell for?"  "How much should I list my home for?"  "Who should I select as a real estate agent to sell my home?"  "What if the real estate agent...
  • Free personal shoppers are the new norm

     Free personal shoppers are the new norm
    Bricks-and-mortar clothing stores have more competition now than ever before thanks to the increased number of online retailers and subscription-based clothing services. So more and more stores are offering free personal stylists who will do...
  • Costs may make couple's refi plans a wash

    Costs may make couple's refi plans a wash
    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: My husband and I love your radio show and listen to you every Sunday morning. Here's our question. We currently own three properties. We paid $475,000 for our primary residence in May 2012. The loan is a 30-year...
  • Review: 'Last Weekend' ★ 1/2

    Review: 'Last Weekend' ★ 1/2
    Polite society is so often impolite it's a wonder it still retains rights to the description. Vacation retreats are not so much for relaxing as for allowing wealthy clans to catch up on old grudges, open old wounds. That is very much the case during the...
  • 10 home selling mistakes to avoid

    10 home selling mistakes to avoid
    So here's the situation: You put your house on the market in April, like you're supposed to, hoping a family would buy it over the summer. People came to your open house, peeked in your closets and asked the age of your roof. But nobody made an offer, and...
  • Connecticut Home Sales Slump In August

    Connecticut Home Sales Slump In August
    Connecticut's home sales slowed in August, a new report Tuesday showed, evidence that the spring home buying season ended on a lackluster note and the overall recovery in the state's housing market may not match the pace of the past two years. The...