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A return to old-fashioned courtship

Dear David, We submitted an offer. The sellers want 24 hours to review it, even though we saw them pulling into the driveway as we were leaving the property! Earlier this year we were unsuccessful in a few bidding wars, and in those cases the sellers came to the table right away. Why do we

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How can I be sure I’m choosing the right house?

Dear David: We are in the process of searching for our next home. There are a few things we wish we had in our existing house, and given the state of the market, we’re really concerned about getting it right. How can we be sure we don’t make a mistake this time around? – UNDER

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How loans reduce purchasing power, DIY home repairs

Dear David, I have two loans that will be paid off in the next six months. Should I wait until they are cleared to sell my current house and buy a new one? – PLANNING AHEAD DEAR PLANNING: There’s no need to wait if you are ready to move now. The process of selling your

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