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Three cheers for Home Depot

Unemployment is coming down, mortgage rates are still low and the prices of homes are rising. Who is one of the biggest beneficiaries? Home Depot. The company raised its outlook for the year on Tuesday as sales surged in the ...

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How hot is it in Oregon?

Here’s a Realtor’s dream or nightmare. Maybe both. What if you had so many sales working that you couldn’t get them all closed because your county didn’t have enough real estate appraisers? True story out of Astoria, Oregon, which is ...

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Hold on, hold out

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Julieta Corredor, her two sons and their families have used their two-bedroom townhouse in the heart of Orlando’s tourist district as a place for honeymoons, family gatherings and college housing during the more than 30 years ...

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Wide latitude for do-overs (access required)

Creditors scored a big win on Nov. 1, as the North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled that lenders can rescind a certificate of satisfaction—the formal legal notice that a deed has been paid off in full—if the rescission was the ...

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Weather or not (access required)

The Carolinas have had a schizophrenic stretch of weather – Floods in the east. Drought in the west. The impact on land in the western parts is bad, with crops dying and wildfires threatening forests in the mountains. Authorities in ...

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