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Ask the HOA Expert: How Susceptible Are HOAs To Embezzlement?

Question: How susceptible are HOAs to embezzlement? What are common safeguards and how effective they are? Answer: Embezzlement in the past has not been common in HOAs because most had little money to embezzle. However, as more states enact mandatory … more

What Not To Do When Selling Your Home

Is it OK to list a home for top dollar when the condition is more fixer-upper? more

Plumbing the possibilities: Outdoor Kitchens, showers and baths

A growing number of homeowners are exploring new additions to their outdoor space. more

Finance

Escrow For Taxes And Insurance: A Thorny Issue

An overview of what lenders can and cannot do with an escrow for taxes and insurance. more

How To Improve The Value Of Your Home In 5 Easy Steps

What increases the value of one home might not increase the value of another. more

Making Your Down Payment With Gift Money

Some homebuyers need help accumulating enough money for a down-payment. more

Home Improvement

Spring home improvements you can do in 24 hours or less

Sprucing up your home doesn’t have to take lots of time, and is a great way to leave you feeling reinvigorated after a long winter. more

You’re Not Too Young For Universal Design Features

Outside of the obvious gain in accessibility: Adding universal design features may raise the value of your home and make it more marketable. more

5 Green Home Improvements To Help Sell Your Home For More

Buyers are not only looking for cosmetic upgrades. more

Relocation

Don’t sweat your summer move: 10 tips for smarter moving

Moving is hard work no matter what time of year you do it. more

Homeowners: Should You Stay or Should You Go?

When your home’s not so perfect, you get the wandering real estate eye, but will another house satisfy? more

Tips For Moving Into Your New Home

Congratulations, you’ve bought your home and it’s move-in time. Wait! Before you move in… more