Find the Right Lot for Your Custom Home

What’s involved in buying the perfect lot for your custom-built home? The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) says that the first step is gathering information. Your purchase contract for a lot should include a 60- or 90-day “study period” in which you can review the lot to make sure it meets your needs. With …

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Obama Pledges to Refinance Millions of Mortgages at Today’s Rates

Housing got only a brief mention in President Obama’s highly anticipated jobs speech last Thursday night. But it was a pledge that some pundits say is finally a step in the right direction. Others say it’s likely to have little impact. Obama told Congress that his administration is going to work with federal agencies to …

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Prioritize trade-offs in house-vs.-condo decision

Q: What is better to buy: a house or a townhouse? A. In the house vs. condo or townhouse battle, the analysis of which type to buy is not as simple as “better” or “worse,” per se. However, there are trade-offs to each, and in the final analysis of which property type to buy, own, …

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