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Ask the HOA Expert: Bylaw Amendments, Restricting Occupancy

Question: We are considering a bylaw amendment that requires all board candidates to be residents of the HOA. Can we do that? Answer: Restricting candidacy based on occupancy is illegal because all members, resident and non-resident have the right to … more

Your House Usually Isn’t Worth As Much As You Think

Pinpointing the right price in a “seller’s market” isn’t easy. Here are some tips. more

Seller’s Advice: Spend a Little, Raise The Price a Lot

Your real estate professional is probably advising you to declutter.. more


If You Own A Condo/Coop You Need Extra Insurance Coverage

Sometimes, we need a painful experience to prod us into doing what we should have done in the first place. Several years ago, a serious fire ravished a condominium building in the Adams Morgan section of Washington, D.C. Fortunately, there … more

Don’t Shop For Homes Alone

Homebuyers are increasingly shopping for homes with a real estate agent. more

Should You Consider Owner Financing?

Lending requirements have tightened to the point that many otherwise qualified borrowers are unable to buy a home. more

Home Improvement

Fall Tune-Up Tips for Your Home Will Ensure Comfort All Winter Long

(ARA) – Spring may be the ideal time to plant flowers, shrubs and work outdoors, but smart gardeners begin planning long before April showers bring May flowers. Actually, winter is the best time for strategic garden planning, as well as … more

Too Much To Store and Too Little Space

If you’re like many homeowners, finding enough storage space can be a challenge. more

Five Home Improvements To Avoid For Resale

Before you put in a hot tub or convert the garage into a bedroom, think about whether or not these improvements will add value. more


Money Saving Moving Tips

Whether your new home is across town or across the country, advanced planning is important. more

Moving Day Checklist

But a good checklist can make moving day much easier, so here are 10 questions to ask before the big day arrives. more

Avoid 6 Common Condo Pitfalls With 21st-Century Thinking

Too often, housing that targets “retirement” living that can dead-end people financially and socially in the future. more

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