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Tips on Buying a Foreclosed Home

Ever thought about buying a foreclosed home? With so many on the market, it’s a great way to affordably achieve the American Dream. But foreclosed homes come with hidden costs that can add up to a bundle and give you a headache, too. If you know what to look for, though, you can spare yourselfRead more

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5 Ways to Help Sell a House

Any good estate agent knows that getting your home in order and staging it well before selling is not only an option, it’s a must. If you’re planning to sell your home, here are five tips from Trulia’s spokesperson and real estate expert Tara-Nicholle Nelson on elements that can get it sold: 1. Good neighbors. Well-kept neighboring homesRead more

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Win a Free Residence in Manhattan

Along with all the other new building that’s going on in my neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, I’ve been watching the construction of the new W Hotel and Residences. Designed by the New York architecture firm Gwathmey Siegel, the building is due to be completed soon, and one of the residences in the swank new high-riseRead more

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Estimating the Return on Your Home Improvement Investment

Eager to triple check what kind of return on investment my husband and I could expect on the home improvements we hope to make, I talked to two other real estate professionals recently to get their views on how best to prioritize my Wish List from a resale value perspective (see my June 15 postRead more

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Last week, Danny Lipford, the host of Today’s Homeowner, a nationally-syndicated weekly half-hour television show on maintaining and improving homes, was in New York, and I had the opportunity to chat with him about some of the home improvement projects I plan to undertake in my own home. Since Danny is a 30-year veteran inRead more

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