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  • HOW NOT TO SELL

    Picky people, those home buyers. They get their way, especially in today's buyer's market, where houses for sale outnumber the buyers. If you really want to sell your house, employ the army of stagers, real estate agents and handymen ready to help you....
  • First impressions

    Thirty seconds isn't much time to sell someone on your biggest investment, but often it is all the time buyers spend in deciding whether they are interested in a home. Buyers begin sizing up a home the moment they pull up to it, which is why maximizing...
  • How to get a deal in a buyer's market

    Are you planning to buy a home in an area that happens to have a glut of "For Sale" signs? If so, you may be in luck, says Sid Davis, author of "A Survival Guide for Buying a Home." "Where unsold houses abound, many sellers are now feeling the heat. It's...
  • Former rental house is worth considering

    A marketing specialist in her early 30s picked out a one-story contemporary house that met both her budget limits and her insistence on abundant greenery outside. After seeing the house vacant several times, she was eager to sign a purchase contract....
  • Don't blow this chance to prep home

    There is a silver lining out there for homeowners who, despite being eager to sell their homes, have opted to sit on the sidelines and wait out the current market's malaise. They've got months, rather than weeks, to ready their houses for listing next...
  • Psychotropic drugs given to nursing home patients without cause

    Psychotropic drugs given to nursing home patients without cause
    Frail and vulnerable residents of nursing homes throughout Illinois are being dosed with powerful psychotropic drugs, leading to tremors, dangerous lethargy and a higher risk of harmful falls or even death, a Tribune investigation has found. Thousands of...
  • 'Life Unexpected': Home sweet home

     
    “House Inspected” was in many ways about what makes a home. The feeling it gives you. The people you fill it with. And for Cate (Shiri Appleby) and Baze (Kristoffer Polaha), making it a proper home environment for a teenager,......
  • Housing director charged

     
    Michael Shifflett, the director of Gloucester's Department of Housing, has been charged with a misdemeanor count of sexual battery as a result of an incident that occurred during a Feb. 12 home inspection. Shifflett was arrested on the charge on Feb. 18,....
  • Garton's e-mail

     
    Here's a copy an e-mail sent yesterday to county employees by County Administrator Brenda Garton in regards to the arrest of Michael Shifflett, the county's director of Department of Housing.From: Garton, Brenda Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 12:01...
  • New home inspector's job isn't clear

    Home inspections are considered an important part of the buying and selling process for an older home. When it comes to new construction, however, the picture is much different. Some home buyers hire home inspectors because they want an objective...
  • Put a lid on spiraling heating bills

    Robert Whale knew his 1920s Sears Roebuck bungalow wasn't exactly airtight, but he didn't know just how drafty it was until an energy auditor flipped on the switch to a large fan he had placed in the doorway. That buzzing coming from an upstairs bedroom?...
  • A mortgage with 'green' attributes

    Q: Mortgages are always in the news these days, but I never read anything about the energy-efficient mortgages you have been talking about for a long time. Are they still around? A: I don't read about them too often, either, but they're still out there...