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Should You Gamble on a Distressed Sale?

Foreclosures, short sales and REOs could get you a great deal … or they could be a disaster. Understand the risks involved before you make a move.


Encouraging Tax News for Renters

Worried you might be missing out on tax breaks by renting? The truth may surprise you.

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4 Ways to Snag an Extra Tax Break

Don’t miss out on these lesser-known credits and deductions.


Q2 Mortgage Outlook: Approvals Easy, But Won't Get Easier

If you’re in the market for a new home, a favorable lending outlook makes now a good time to start the mortgage process.


Slippery Business: Exotic Pets and Home Insurance

An exotic pet insurance policy can help you enjoy the wild life with your unusual animal.


Selling a Home: Your Legal Checklist

There’s more to getting your house in order than boosting curb appeal and finding a real estate agent.

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Staging on Steroids: Swans, Helicopters and Trucks Full of Furniture

The sky’s the limit when it comes to selling high-end LA real estate.


Escrow: How Much Do You Really Know?

Don’t be taken by surprise when closing rolls around. Escrow payments can make a big difference in your finances.


How to Buy a Lake House in 4 Easy Steps

Whether you’re looking for a primary residence, rental property or weekend escape, here’s how to make that perfect view your own.


3 Tips for Writing a Listing Buyers Will Love

Bring in buyers by giving them what they want: a concise, informative description of your home.

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What It's Like to Live in Syracuse

Get the scoop on the best places to eat, relax and explore in Central New York’s biggest city.


Risk-Free Accounts for Your Home Down Payment

You’re working hard to save up for a home. Stash your nest egg in an account that gives you peace of mind.


3 Ways to Buy and Sell a Home at the Same Time

With careful planning and a little luck, you can shuffle properties without taking on too much financial risk.


How Credit History Affects Home Insurance Premiums

A good credit history can save you money in lots of ways. Here’s one that might surprise you.


Picking a Moving Company: How Do Your Choices Stack Up?

A little research can go a long way toward ensuring your belongings are in good hands.

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