When Mortgage APRs are Misleading

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 Shopping for the best mortgage rates was supposed to have been made easier by requiring lenders to advertise more than just their interest rates, but in practice, the result doesn’t always work as...
Housewarming Traditions have Deep Roots

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It could hardly be a greater occasion—the move into a new house! Marking the moment in some unique way must be some sort of universal compulsion. It certainly stretches far beyond our shores (and back...
Do Remodels Make Sense when Selling Your Home?

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The numbers are in!If you are among the local homeowners counting the days until the hot selling season begins, unless your house is already in perfect showing shape, you might be pondering which—if...
Have Flat-Screens Replaced Theaters?

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On Friday, the Wall Street Journal’s “Homes” section led with a splashy layout about media rooms.  real estate veterans would probably nod at the article’s historical account that...