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Short-sale scam means losses for lenders

Since the homebuyer tax credit expired earlier this year, short sales have been one of the only tactics enticing people to buy a home in an otherwise grim market. And with any good thing in real estate, investors are looking ...

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Commentary: Pendulum has swung too far on underwriting

As summer comes to a close, there’s still plenty of sunshine, but it seems few rays of optimism in the housing market. Existing home sales in July were horrible. New home sales were also down. Unemployment remains stubbornly high as ...

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Commentary: Rent: how much is right for you? (access required)

I recently advised a very bright lawyer who was having difficulty with the math of seeking new office quarters. He wanted to understand the interplay between basic rent, common area charges (maintenance, taxes, etc., that the landlord assesses at the ...

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