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Can Someone Steal Your Home?

It’s common to think of valuables like jewelry or cars as possessions we need to protect from theft. But what about real property, that is, your home or a house you own but don’t...

Real Estate Term of the Week

Fair Housing Act: A law enacted as part of civil rights legislation that prohibits discrimination in home sales, rentals, and financing based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, or disability

Real Estate Term of the Week

Contingency: A provision that makes a home purchase contract null and void if a certain event were to occur. Either the seller or the buyer can propose a condition on almost anything in a...

Real Estate Term of the Week

HECM: Stands for Home Equity Conversion Mortgage. This is another term for a reverse mortgage. These loans are insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and allow home owners age 62 and older to...

Real Estate Term of the Week

Split-Level Home: A style of house in which the floor levels are staggered. There are typically two short sets of stairs, one running upward to a bedroom level, and one going downward toward a...

Why Home Layout Matters So Much

Before you start your home search or begin new construction, consider what kind of layout suits your lifestyle and family needs. Things that sound as simple as how many steps you have to climb...