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By homefinderadmin » Monday, May 29, 2017

WASHINGTON — It’s often the biggest pot of gold available to any homeowner, yet its fate remains unclear under the main tax code overhaul plans proposed so far on Capitol Hill. The capital... Read More

By homefinderadmin » Monday, May 15, 2017

WASHINGTON — Here’s some good news for home buyers and owners burdened with costly student loan debts: Mortgage investor Fannie Mae has just made sweeping rule changes that should make it easier... Read More

By homefinderadmin » Wednesday, May 3, 2017

When planning an addition, one must be aware of all the issues on the property. Beyond the setback requirements, there are  barriers such as septic fields and tanks, wells, and utilities. Some of... Read More

By homefinderadmin » Monday, May 1, 2017

WASHINGTON — It’s a real estate question that historically has had an easy answer: Do single-family detached homes appreciate in value faster than condominiums? The standard answer has been: Of... Read More

By homefinderadmin » Wednesday, April 19, 2017

I frequently talk about proportion and prime spaces. These seem to be the most important issues when remodeling to assure the finished project works with the existing house and the “feel” is... Read More

By homefinderadmin » Monday, April 10, 2017

WASHINGTON — When is your “credit score” irrelevant in buying a house or refinancing a mortgage? A new federal legal settlement with a major credit bureau has the answer: The only score that... Read More

By homefinderadmin » Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Houses evolve as families grow or new homeowners take over and customize the home for themselves. Often people feel that they need more space, and the simplest solution is to add a big room on the... Read More

By homefinderadmin » Monday, April 3, 2017

WASHINGTON — Are you getting fleeced on appraisal charges when you buy a house or refinance? Could you be paying as much as double what the appraiser is receiving for actually doing the work, with... Read More

By homefinderadmin » Thursday, March 2, 2017

If seeing the first robin is the traditional harbinger of spring, then the Home Show at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center is the annual inspirational signal for homeowners and do-it-yourselfers... Read More

By homefinderadmin » Wednesday, February 22, 2017

I’m not a fan of the laundry/family entry combo, largely because it is not always pleasant to see laundry every time you leave and come back into your house. Laundry can be messy. This is not to... Read More

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