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  • Finding the perfect ally to help you sell your home

    Finding the perfect ally to help you sell your home
    Like many homeowners, John Kennedy bought his Chicago condo when home prices were high. But when he got married and wanted a bigger place, selling his condo seemed out of the question because he owed more on his home than it was worth. The solution for...
  • Understanding the square footage of your new home

    Understanding the square footage of your new home
    If real estate rule No. 1 is "location, location, location," rule No. 2 may be that not all square footage is created equal. Many shoppers blindly trust that the size of a new home featured in an ad or brochure is accurate. But the reality is that no...
  • Homebuyers get creative to close the deal

    Homebuyers get creative to close the deal
    — When Efrain Hernandez couldn't seal a deal before the first-time home buyer tax credit expired this year, he lost faith that he would ever own a house in this real estate climate. But the enforced wait got him more than the $8,000 federal tax...
  • Apartment rents rise as homeownership sinks

    Apartment rents rise as homeownership sinks
    Apartment complexes in the Baltimore region are raising rents as a muted economic recovery and a foreclosure crisis have discouraged homeownership — and added to the ranks of renters. Rental costs rose more than 6 percent to about $1,120 in the...
  • Pricing a home to sell in today's market

    Pricing a home to sell in today's market
    During the housing boom, many real estate agents found it extraordinarily tough, if not impossible, to come up with even ballpark asking prices for their listings. "Values were increasing at a pace we had never seen in this area," said John Duffy of...
  • Buying a home in a slow market

    Buying a home in a slow market
    Anecdotal evidence suggests that we're moving into a summer slowdown. It's not unusual for the home-sale market to slow in July and August, when many real estate agents and buyers are on vacation. The market often picks up again after Labor Day, and...
  • Open-house strategies that work

    Open-house strategies that work
    Sellers often think of open houses as opportunity time. They expose a listing to buyers who might not otherwise see it. At the peak of the housing bubble, this was frequently the case. In many places there was so much demand and so little inventory...
  • Celebrity sellers have little effect on home prices

    Celebrity sellers have little effect on home prices
    Their internationally recognized names sell music and movie tickets. They promote perfumes and presidents. But when it comes to selling their own houses, celebrities often find that their cachet doesn't pull in the cash. Actors Goldie Hawn and Kurt...
  • Buyer jumps at Flea's newly built Malibu home

    Buyer jumps at Flea's newly built Malibu home
    Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, whose given name is Michael Balzary, has sold his newly built Malibu house for $3.15 million. The two-story contemporary had come on the market in June at $4,795,000. Designed by Marmol Radziner, the indoor-outdoor...
  • Hot Property: Jodie Foster sells Beverly Hills estate

    Hot Property: Jodie Foster sells Beverly Hills estate
    Actress-producer Jodie Foster has sold her gated Beverly Hills estate for $8.3 million, public records show. Climbing roses and red brick accents give the seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom compound an East Coast vibe. The listing described the style as...
  • Home tweet home: Agents turn to social media

    Home tweet home: Agents turn to social media
    Your real estate agent wants to be your friend. Not your bowling or bridge partner, or a confidante to phone after a particularly tough day, but your social media buddy, a person who will keep you up-to-speed with newsy updates and insider information...