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The Mortgage Professor: Readers' questions about mortgage shopping

Apr/19/2018

Q: How many price quotes should I get in refinancing my mortgage? A: Get as many valid quotes as possible. Two or three valid ones help; 10 phony ones are worthless, or worse. Valid price quotes must meet three major conditions: --Same market ...





The Mortgage Professor: Readers' questions about mortgage shopping

Apr/19/2018

Q: How many price quotes should I get in refinancing my mortgage? A: Get as many valid quotes as possible. Two or three valid ones help; 10 phony ones are worthless, or worse. Valid price quotes must meet three major conditions: --Same market ...





Real estate Q&A: Who is responsible for accidents at a condo's social club?

Apr/19/2018

Q: If a member of a social club (dance, tennis, karate, etc.) within our Condo Association gets hurt or does something that causes an injury to one of its members or guests, can the Condo be held responsible? -- Bob A: Your association can be ...





President Donald Trump's former Greenwich mansion listed again for $45M

Apr/18/2018

Interested buyers can own a piece of presidential history in Greenwich, where a mansion President Donald Trump lived in with wife Ivana in the 1980s is back on the market with an asking price of $45 million. Trump bought the home, on a peninsula ...





City, nonprofits to coordinate St. Louis blight fight, target thousands of abandoned buildings

Apr/18/2018

ST. LOUIS -- With an estimated 7,100 abandoned structures today, vacancy is a bigger problem than the city can handle on its own. But a formal working relationship between the city, legal clinics, community development organizations and ...





Home Depot sued for mismanaging retirement fund accounts

Apr/17/2018

ATLANTA -- A suit filed in federal court against Home Depot charges that the hardware giant permitted mismanagement of retirement funds affecting more than 200,000 people and costing their accounts at least $140 million. The complaint against the...





Are master-planned communities a development of the past?

Apr/16/2018

Sales increased faster in Otay Ranch last year than almost any other master-plan community in the nation, said a recently released annual report. The massive residential development, the largest in San Diego County, is close to the U.S.-Mexico ...





Developers plan city's second-tallest skyscraper next to new Tribune Tower condos

Apr/16/2018

CHICAGO -- Developers on Monday unveiled plans for Chicago's second-tallest skyscraper, a tapering shaft of metal and glass that would soar above historic Tribune Tower, resemble the top of Batman's black mask and be only 29 feet shorter than ...





Taking the mystery out of stock picks for young investors

Apr/16/2018

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Appo Agbamu recently quit a $75,000-a-year job at U.S. Trust, a dream job for a young associate portfolio manager. However, Agbamu, 25, has an entrepreneurial dream. He's founder of ahrvo.com, an investment app targeted at ...





On Philanthropy: Involve kids early in family philanthropy and give them input into giving

Apr/16/2018

Many of us adults give considerable thought to how we will pass along our money to the rising generations in our families when we die. Far fewer of us also consider how we will pass along our "value assets" -- our family's unique approach to ...