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Board’s actions sound like rascality (access required)

DEAR BENNY: I enjoy your column. I live in a condo complex with about 180 units. Last year two board members resigned shortly after the election, and two owners who volunteered were appointed to the board, which consists of five ...

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Let your politicians take a shot (access required)

DEAR BENNY: We bought a house in a semi-rural part of Maryland about a year ago. We were seeking the peace and tranquility of the country, and the former owners told us how quiet the area was and how you ...

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Marriage, yes; mortgage, no (access required)

DEAR BENNY: I recently got engaged and have plans to have my new fiancé move into my house.  I am currently the sole owner of the home.  We have a wedding date scheduled for over two years from now.  He ...

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HELOC for mortgage = havoc (access required)

A RESPONSE FROM A READER:   In your answer to the question about using the home equity line to pay off the balance of the person’s mortgage, I have something to add.  You were very right about the dangers of a ...

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Hand to Cohan: Get estimates (access required)

DEAR BENNY: I built my own house.  At first I stuffed receipts into a folder but toward the end when things got hectic, I forgot.  I probably have receipts amounting to a quarter of what I believe I spent, land ...

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If ‘qualified intermediary’ isn’t (access required)

DEAR BENNY: I have been considering a 1031 action for some time, and I have wondered what happens if the intermediary holding the escrowed funds goes bankrupt. Is the intermediary allowed to co-mingle my funds with funds of the company? ...

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