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Friday, July 20, 2018

Real Estate Closing 101

We're in the busiest time of year for closing on new houses, and even if you've done it a few times before, it's a good idea to make sure you've got everything accounted for. ...

“Boring” Buyers Buy Best

It seems fair to say the real estate housing market is as hot as the weather.  We often hear stories of attractive homes getting snatched up almost as soon as they hit the market....

Pointers For Paying Down Your Debt

As we reach the midpoint of the year, this can be a good time to take a closer look at your financial well-being ... particularly if paying off debt is a priority. It's been...

Student Debt Isn’t A Failing Grade For Home Buyers

There's no question that our country has more cumulative student debt than at any time in history, but a potential home buyer should never view this burden as a financial stumbling block to a...

Don’t Make These Estate Plan Mistakes

A few weeks ago, our finance column shared a list of primary reasons why a person or couple should get their estate planning in order.  This time around, let's revisit some of the common...

Good Food For Budgets & Diets

Yesterday's Sanford Spectrum feature included a look back to area grocery stores from the distant past.  Today, we have a much more modern approach to the food we eat and the funds we can...

Seller-Paid Closing Cost Strategies

With schools out for the summer, the residential real estate market is ready to heat up and there are several programs, strategies and tactics that buyers, sellers, agents and lenders can use to collectively...

Estate Planning Essentials

Are you part of the 55% of Americans who don't have a will or any type of formal estate planning? If so, consider rethinking that situation, before the summer months create an added layer of...

Apply Good Sense To Appliance Purchases

One often overlooked big ticket expense in households is home appliances. Total up the cost of items such as refrigerators, washers, dryers and stoves and the cumulative number can get pretty big. Fortunately there...

Make Closing Time An Open & Shut Case

We're headed into the busiest time of year in residential real estate and the market's already on fire, so there's a good chance that many of our readers will be closing on new home...

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