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  • Extra association fees were not disclosed at closing

    Extra association fees were not disclosed at closing
    Q: My husband and I recently bought our first home, which was a HUD foreclosure. Prior to closing, we were aware that there was a homeowners association with past fees and dues that had not been paid. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development...
  • Robert B. Reich: Wall Street's threat to the American middle class

    Presidential aspirants in both parties are talking about saving the middle class. But the middle class can't be saved unless Wall Street is tamed. The Street's excesses pose a continuing danger to average Americans. And its ongoing use of confidential...
  • Schlitterbahn plans Lauderdale water park, but has money problems in Texas

    Schlitterbahn plans Lauderdale water park, but has money problems in Texas
    A stream of unpaid bills for a Schlitterbahn water park being built in Texas has Fort Lauderdale officials wondering if the company's plans for a complex here could evaporate. Schlitterbahn faces $765,000 in liens for not paying bills related to the...
  • Influx of Chinese buyers in Reunion

    Influx of Chinese buyers in Reunion
    With education on their minds and an eye for detail, increased numbers of buyers from China have been purchasing in the Orlando market, developers say. At Encore Club at Reunion, more than a third of the community's 124 sales during the past 10 months...
  • South Florida home prices rise in 2014 even as market cools

    South Florida home prices rise in 2014 even as market cools
    Home prices in Broward and Palm Beach counties leveled out in 2014 but still finished the year on an upswing. Broward's median price for existing single-family homes last year was $275,000, up 6 percent from 2013, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Realtors...
  • 2014 home prices jumped in Chicago even as sales fell

    2014 home prices jumped in Chicago even as sales fell
    Median home prices in the Chicago area beat their year-earlier comparison every month in 2014 but the same can't be said of home sales, which dropped in every month but one last year. December capped that trend, showing a 3.7 percent, year-over-year...
  • No sale: Scottie Pippen home still on market after nearly 8 years

    No sale: Scottie Pippen home still on market after nearly 8 years
    NBA great Scottie Pippen isn't scoring as well in the real estate market. In September 2007, Pippen listed his 10,000-square-foot Fort Lauderdale mansion for sale at just a hair under $15 million. Almost eight years later, Pippen's palace is still...
  • Not all buyers benefit from lower FHA interest rates

    If you saw the White House announcement of lower insurance payments on Federal Housing Administration home mortgages earlier this month, you might have wondered: Does this matter to me as a potential home buyer or refinancer? Who specifically will benefit...
  • Palm Beach County may reconsider rules on workforce housing

    Palm Beach County may reconsider rules on workforce housing
    Palm Beach County may back off requirements for developers to cap the prices of new homes set aside for "workforce" housing. The County Commission Thursday lessened the number of reduced-price homes required at a development proposed west of West Palm...
  • Credit insurance can be hard to find for older home buyers

    Q: My neighbor told me about a clause to be added at the time of signing to buy a house. It would pay off the remaining mortgage in case of death of a spouse. We are buying a house through a Veteran's Administration (VA) loan for $350,000 and we are...
  • Not a lot of room to negotiate listing agreement

    Q: What contract terms should I try to negotiate with a prospective real estate agent on the sale of my home? I know the percentage for the commission is negotiable, and I know if the listing agent also brings the buyer, the listing agent can be asked...