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Will selling in a hot market help us retire sooner?

Dear David: With the real estate market at crazy as it is, could we sell our home now and advance our retirement by a few years? – READY TO RELAX DEAR READY: I get this question a lot these days and find skyrocketing real estate values in our area are allowing some homeowners to embrace

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Busy agents, When will the bidding wars stop?

Dear David: I’m interviewing a few real estate agents. Some of them sound very busy. How do I know they’ll have enough time to take care of me? – CONCERNED DEAR CONCERNED: For many Realtors, day to day operations can be a bit of a juggling act. Every one of the 101,000 licensed Realtors in

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Do I need a guaranteed sale program?

Dear David: I’ve been watching the real estate market for the last several months and thinking about moving. A few local agents are advertising a guaranteed sale, saying they’ll buy my house if it doesn’t sell. Properties around here seem to move quickly. Under what circumstances would an agent need to buy my house?  —

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Can an investment property fund your retirement?

Dear David: We own an investment property townhouse that we’ve been renting out for 15 years. We’re thinking of selling, as the current value is high enough to advance our retirement by a few years. Our tenants have expressed an interest in buying, should we sell to them? – READY TO RETIRE DEAR READY: As

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