REAL ESTATE MATTERS | Talk to four or five different lenders: online, a local bank, a local mortgage broker and a credit union, to start. Ask what each lender’s charges will be so you can compare costs on an apples-to-apples basis.
TOWN SQUARE | Prices are especially high in some neighborhoods in the city, such as the Palisades in Northwest, where the median sales price for a single-family home was $2.1 million, a 69.6 percent increase over October 2019.
TOWN SQUARE | Responding to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice, the National Association of Realtors agreed buyers’ agents must publicly disclose the commission they charge for properties listed on a multiple listing service site.
REAL ESTATE MATTERS | The situation is a textbook example of why estate plans need to be reviewed regularly, but in particular, after a major change of life: relationships starting and ending, having a baby or receiving a major inheritance.
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