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5/19/2019 10:02:39 AM

(TNS)—Let’s be real: Shopping around for a mortgage is about as enjoyable as applying for multiple jobs. Both involve a lot of paperwork, time and back-and-forth communication. You may never hear back from all (or any) of those job prospects, but you’re likely to reap rewards by shopping for mortgage rates with a handful of […]

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5/13/2019 1:29:31 PM

(TNS)—When it comes to selling a home, some homeowners will go to great lengths to boost the value of their property. But do renovation projects translate to big paydays in the real estate market? Not necessarily, Zillow data show. A mid-range bathroom remodel ($3,000 or less) can bring back $1.71 for every dollar spent, according […]

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5/8/2019 1:18:52 PM

(TNS)—The journey to improving your credit score is a marathon, not a sprint. An excellent score can help you qualify for low-interest loans and premium rewards credit cards, but the process takes time. You can get started by checking your credit score to see where you currently stand. Once you have an idea of how […]

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5/6/2019 1:38:08 PM

(TNS)—Q: I just lost the sale of my house because our buyer learned we changed out a broken toilet without getting a permit from the city. I did not even know this was required. Is there anything I can do? A: You raise two important points. The first is the importance of disclosing everything, even […]

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4/29/2019 1:32:10 PM

(TNS)—Renovations can make us happier in the places we call home, but some of the most dramatic updates can add real value when it’s time to sell. Since kitchen, deck and other upgrades can represent a significant cost, it’s helpful to know what kind of return you might expect before you decide to write a […]

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4/28/2019 10:05:15 AM

(TNS)—If you’re selling your house, the place has to look its best so buyers can see its potential and imagine themselves living there. That’s what home staging is all about. A professional home stager will cost between $50 and $150 per hour, says Jessica Page, a broker with Innovative Real Estate in the Denver area. […]

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4/15/2019 1:27:40 PM

(TNS)—Buying your first home comes with many big decisions and can be as scary as it is exciting. It’s easy to get swept up in the whirlwind of home-shopping and make mistakes that could leave you with buyer’s remorse later. If this is your first rodeo as a homebuyer or it’s been many years since […]

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4/8/2019 12:10:13 PM

(TNS)—Retirement is on the horizon, and you’re thinking about relocating to another city—but before you sell your current house, you might want to consider remodeling parts of your home to increase its value. Garage Door Replacement If your garage door is notably banged up or glaringly outdated, consider having a new one installed as part […]

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4/4/2019 12:46:58 PM

(TNS)—Q: I am getting ready to sell my house. I spent many years paying off my mortgage and am worried about something terrible happening to my proceeds. I need that money to buy a condo and retire. How can I protect myself? A: You are right to be cautious. Financial crime and fraud are a […]

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2/25/2019 1:16:54 PM

(TNS)—Q: I have a reverse mortgage on my home. Am I allowed to sell my property to pay off the reverse mortgage and keep my equity or do the lenders just get the whole thing? If I die, can my son sell the property and keep any equity? A: A reverse mortgage is different from […]

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