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Here Are 7 Housing Markets Where It Makes Way More Sense To Buy Than Rent

Mamta Badkar | Aug. 12, 2012, 5:20 AM A recent study by Fannie Mae showed that 85 percent of Americans think owning a home makes more sense in the long-term than renting. Zillow has come out with a new metric called the breakeven horizon to help prospective home buyers determine whether it makes sense to buy or rent in a specific metro. The breakeven ...
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Water and Homeowners Insurance

by Susanne Romo When most people think of home insurance and claims, fire or burglary is usually the first thing that concerns people.  But what might surprise you is that neither of those claims is the most common.  Water is. And your homeowner’s policy may or not cover the damage.  The bottom line your claims adjuster will need to know is —- ...

Condo owners should buy secondary insurance

BY BARBARA HOLLAND Posted: Aug. 11, 2012 | 2:04 a.m. Q: I currently own a condominium that I rent to my granddaughter. Last Sunday, the girl who lives in the condo above mine called me and said she heard running water, and asked if would come over and see if we could figure out where it was coming from. I went over and we looked in all the storage ...
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Missy Caulk Ann Arbor-Realtor® Ann Arbor Real Estate Keller Williams-Ann Arbor Office Phone: (734) 821-0757 Cell Phone: (734) 216-2822 Website: www.annarborrealestatetalk.com     Read more articles by Missy Caulk! 

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Missy Caulk Ann Arbor Starts The Year With a Price Upswing Insider tips Ann Arbor-Realtor® Ann Arbor Real Estate Keller Williams-Ann Arbor Office Phone: (734) 821-0757 Cell Phone: (734) 216-2822 Website:  www.annarborrealestatetalk.com Today Ilyse Glick posted on the CBS Money watch about the biggest winners and losers in the housing ...

Ann Arbor Starts The Year With a Price Upswing

Missy Caulk Ann Arbor-Realtor® Ann Arbor Real Estate Keller Williams-Ann Arbor Office Phone: (734) 821-0757 Cell Phone: (734) 216-2822 Website: www.annarborrealestatetalk.com Tweet   Ann Arbor Starts The Year With a Price Upswing Today Ilyse Glick posted on the CBS Money watch about the biggest winners and losers in the housing market. ...

Are Emails Binding in Real Estate Transactions?

C. J. Hughes E-Mail May Be Binding, State Court Rules Article   BE careful when clicking “send.” That is essentially the message to brokers and their clients from a state court, which ruled recently in a real estate dispute that e-mails can carry the same weight as traditional ink-on-paper contracts Read Article | Comment it

No McMansions for Millennials

S. Mitra Kalita No McMansions for Millennials Article S. Mitra Kalita is a general assignment reporter at The Washington Post and serves as president of the South Asian Journalists Association. Here’s what Generation Y doesn’t want: formal living rooms, soaker bathtubs, dependence on a car. In other words, they don’t want their parents’ ...

Owners, Renters Agree: Owning a Home is a Smart Decision

  A substantial majority of both home owners and current renters agree that owning a home is a smart decision over the long term. That’s according to the results of a National Association of Realtors® survey of 3,793 adults conducted online by Harris Interactive.  Read Article