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Real Estate Term of the Week

Short-Term Rentals: Short-term rentals allow travelers to rent a property anywhere from a few days to a few months. Also called vacation rentals, they are typically furnished apartments, condos, or houses where renters can...

6 Watchouts for Airbnb Travelers

Airbnb rentals have become a popular alternative to large-chain hotels and short-term apartments. Across the globe, there are thousands of home, condo, and apartment listings from the unique and quaint to the mainstream and...

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...