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class="title">Today's Real Estate News and Advice</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="text"><font size="1">Updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2018</font></td></tr><tr><td width="3%" class="celltextcolor"><img src="../megatemplate/images/bullet.gif" width="19" height="19"></td><td width="97%" class="celltext"><a href="../megatemplate/renews_article.asp?Id=C9501348&articleurl=https%3A%2F%2Frealtytimes%2Ecom%2Farchives%2Fitem%2F1016843%2D20180425%2Dcommittees%2Dare%2Da%2Duntapped%2Dtreasure%2Davailable%2Dto%2Dthe%2Dhoa%2Dboard">Committees Are A Untapped Treasure Available To The HOA Board</a></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="celltext"><table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3"><tr><td class="text">Besides benefitting the board by spreading the work around, committees are an excellent training ground for future board members. Folks that may be >C... <a href="../megatemplate/renews_article.asp?Id=C9501348&articleurl=https%3A%2F%2Frealtytimes%2Ecom%2Farchives%2Fitem%2F1016843%2D20180425%2Dcommittees%2Dare%2Da%2Duntapped%2Dtreasure%2Davailable%2Dto%2Dthe%2Dhoa%2Dboard">FULL STORY -></a></td></tr></table></td></tr><tr><td width="3%" class="celltextcolor"><img src="../megatemplate/images/bullet.gif" width="19" height="19"></td><td width="97%" class="celltext"><a href="../megatemplate/renews_article.asp?Id=C9501348&articleurl=https%3A%2F%2Frealtytimes%2Ecom%2Fconsumeradvice%2Fhomeownersadvice%2Fitem%2F1016842%2D20180425%2Dproblem%2Din%2Dyour%2Dcondo%2Dunit%2Dyou%2Dmay%2Dhave%2Dto%2Dpay%2Dthe%2Ddeductible">Problem In Your Condo Unit? You May Have To Pay The Deductible</a></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="celltext"><table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3"><tr><td class="text">Many condominium projects in the Washington metropolitan are old, having been converted from previous rental apartment buildings. Pipes periodically b... <a href="../megatemplate/renews_article.asp?Id=C9501348&articleurl=https%3A%2F%2Frealtytimes%2Ecom%2Fconsumeradvice%2Fhomeownersadvice%2Fitem%2F1016842%2D20180425%2Dproblem%2Din%2Dyour%2Dcondo%2Dunit%2Dyou%2Dmay%2Dhave%2Dto%2Dpay%2Dthe%2Ddeductible">FULL STORY -></a></td></tr></table></td></tr><tr><td width="3%" class="celltextcolor"><img src="../megatemplate/images/bullet.gif" width="19" height="19"></td><td width="97%" class="celltext"><a href="../megatemplate/renews_article.asp?Id=C9501348&articleurl=https%3A%2F%2Frealtytimes%2Ecom%2Fagentnews%2Fagentadvice%2Fitem%2F1016819%2Dnew%2Dbluehammer%2Dempowers%2Dagents%2Din%2Dthe%2Drenovation%2Dboom">New Bluehammer Empowers Agents in the Renovation Boom</a></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="celltext"><table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3"><tr><td class="text">When touring a home with a client, how often do they mention interest in making renovations of any size, and then ask you for cost estimates and advic... <a href="../megatemplate/renews_article.asp?Id=C9501348&articleurl=https%3A%2F%2Frealtytimes%2Ecom%2Fagentnews%2Fagentadvice%2Fitem%2F1016819%2Dnew%2Dbluehammer%2Dempowers%2Dagents%2Din%2Dthe%2Drenovation%2Dboom">FULL STORY -></a></td></tr></table></td></tr><tr><td width="3%" class="celltextcolor"><img src="../megatemplate/images/bullet.gif" width="19" height="19"></td><td width="97%" class="celltext"><a href="../megatemplate/renews_article.asp?Id=C9501348&articleurl=https%3A%2F%2Frealtytimes%2Ecom%2Fconsumeradvice%2Fbuyersadvice%2Fitem%2F1016813%2D20180424%2Dsaying%2Di%2Ddo%2Dto%2Dyour%2Dhouse%2Dbefore%2Dyour%2Dspouse%2Dheres%2Dwhat%2Dyou%2Dneed%2Dto%2Dknow">Saying I Do To Your House Before Your Spouse: Heres What You Need to Know</a></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="celltext"><table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3"><tr><td class="text">A home of your own complete with a white picket fence, the realization of the "American Dream." If youre unmarried, though, you might feel this dream ... <a href="../megatemplate/renews_article.asp?Id=C9501348&articleurl=https%3A%2F%2Frealtytimes%2Ecom%2Fconsumeradvice%2Fbuyersadvice%2Fitem%2F1016813%2D20180424%2Dsaying%2Di%2Ddo%2Dto%2Dyour%2Dhouse%2Dbefore%2Dyour%2Dspouse%2Dheres%2Dwhat%2Dyou%2Dneed%2Dto%2Dknow">FULL STORY -></a></td></tr></table></td></tr><tr><td width="3%" class="celltextcolor"><img src="../megatemplate/images/bullet.gif" width="19" height="19"></td><td width="97%" class="celltext"><a href="../megatemplate/renews_article.asp?Id=C9501348&articleurl=https%3A%2F%2Frealtytimes%2Ecom%2Fconsumeradvice%2Fbuyersadvice%2Fitem%2F1016812%2D20180424%2Drent%2Dburden%2Don%2Dthe%2Drise">Rent Burden On The Rise</a></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="celltext"><table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3"><tr><td class="text">The world has changed and renting has changed right along with it.Renting has long been the traditional first-step toward home ownership and, in later... <a href="../megatemplate/renews_article.asp?Id=C9501348&articleurl=https%3A%2F%2Frealtytimes%2Ecom%2Fconsumeradvice%2Fbuyersadvice%2Fitem%2F1016812%2D20180424%2Drent%2Dburden%2Don%2Dthe%2Drise">FULL STORY -></a></td></tr></table></td></tr><tr><td width="3%" class="celltextcolor"><img src="../megatemplate/images/bullet.gif" width="19" height="19"></td><td width="97%" class="celltext"><a href="../megatemplate/renews_article.asp?Id=C9501348&articleurl=https%3A%2F%2Frealtytimes%2Ecom%2Fconsumeradvice%2Fhomeownersadvice%2Fitem%2F1016786%2D20180423%2Dfreshen%2Dup%2Dyour%2Dhome%2Dwith%2Dspring%2Dand%2Dsummer%2Dupdates">Freshen Up Your Home With Spring And Summer Updates</a></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="celltext"><table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3"><tr><td class="text">Updating your home can seem like a huge undertaking, especially if its been a while and it seems like everything needs an overhaul. But there are easy... <a href="../megatemplate/renews_article.asp?Id=C9501348&articleurl=https%3A%2F%2Frealtytimes%2Ecom%2Fconsumeradvice%2Fhomeownersadvice%2Fitem%2F1016786%2D20180423%2Dfreshen%2Dup%2Dyour%2Dhome%2Dwith%2Dspring%2Dand%2Dsummer%2Dupdates">FULL STORY -></a></td></tr></table></td></tr><tr><td width="3%" class="celltextcolor"><img src="../megatemplate/images/bullet.gif" width="19" height="19"></td><td width="97%" class="celltext"><a href="../megatemplate/renews_article.asp?Id=C9501348&articleurl=https%3A%2F%2Frealtytimes%2Ecom%2Fconsumeradvice%2Fhomeownersadvice%2Fitem%2F1016785%2D20180423%2Ddont%2Drecarpet%2Dyour%2Dhome%2Dbefore%2Dreading%2Dthis">Dont Recarpet Your Home Before Reading This</a></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="celltext"><table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3"><tr><td class="text">Getting new carpet can be pricey, but it sure does look great when its done If youre getting ready to lay down some new stuff, or at least researching... <a href="../megatemplate/renews_article.asp?Id=C9501348&articleurl=https%3A%2F%2Frealtytimes%2Ecom%2Fconsumeradvice%2Fhomeownersadvice%2Fitem%2F1016785%2D20180423%2Ddont%2Drecarpet%2Dyour%2Dhome%2Dbefore%2Dreading%2Dthis">FULL STORY -></a></td></tr></table></td></tr><tr><td width="3%" class="celltextcolor"><img src="../megatemplate/images/bullet.gif" width="19" height="19"></td><td width="97%" class="celltext"><a href="../megatemplate/renews_article.asp?Id=C9501348&articleurl=https%3A%2F%2Frealtytimes%2Ecom%2Fconsumeradvice%2Fhomeownersadvice%2Fitem%2F1016748%2D20180420%2D9%2Dhome%2Dimprovements%2Dthat%2Dcan%2Dhelp%2Dand%2Dhurt%2Dvalue">9 Home Improvements That Can Help and Hurt Value</a></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="celltext"><table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3"><tr><td class="text">Home improvement can be taken as very demanding action, but there are also some ways of home improvement you can do yourself. Therefore, before you st... <a href="../megatemplate/renews_article.asp?Id=C9501348&articleurl=https%3A%2F%2Frealtytimes%2Ecom%2Fconsumeradvice%2Fhomeownersadvice%2Fitem%2F1016748%2D20180420%2D9%2Dhome%2Dimprovements%2Dthat%2Dcan%2Dhelp%2Dand%2Dhurt%2Dvalue">FULL STORY -></a></td></tr></table></td></tr><tr><td width="3%" class="celltextcolor"><img src="../megatemplate/images/bullet.gif" width="19" height="19"></td><td width="97%" class="celltext"><a href="../megatemplate/renews_article.asp?Id=C9501348&articleurl=https%3A%2F%2Frealtytimes%2Ecom%2Fconsumeradvice%2Fhomeownersadvice%2Fitem%2F1016747%2D20180420%2Dinside%2Dtips%2Don%2Doutdoor%2Dkitchens">Inside Tips On Outdoor Kitchens</a></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="celltext"><table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3"><tr><td class="text">Outdoor kitchens make dining al fresco at home more appealing than ever. A rebounding trend in outdoor living reveals more and more properties feature... <a href="../megatemplate/renews_article.asp?Id=C9501348&articleurl=https%3A%2F%2Frealtytimes%2Ecom%2Fconsumeradvice%2Fhomeownersadvice%2Fitem%2F1016747%2D20180420%2Dinside%2Dtips%2Don%2Doutdoor%2Dkitchens">FULL STORY -></a></td></tr></table></td></tr><tr><td width="3%" class="celltextcolor"><img src="../megatemplate/images/bullet.gif" width="19" height="19"></td><td width="97%" class="celltext"><a href="../megatemplate/renews_article.asp?Id=C9501348&articleurl=https%3A%2F%2Frealtytimes%2Ecom%2Fagentnews%2Fagentadvice%2Fitem%2F1016725%2D20180419%2Dwhats%2Dwrong%2Dwith%2Doklahoma">Whats Wrong With Oklahoma?</a></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="celltext"><table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3"><tr><td class="text">As the two-week Oklahoma teachers strike ended last week, its clear that the rabidly red state has some serious problems, namely that oil money doesnt... <a href="../megatemplate/renews_article.asp?Id=C9501348&articleurl=https%3A%2F%2Frealtytimes%2Ecom%2Fagentnews%2Fagentadvice%2Fitem%2F1016725%2D20180419%2Dwhats%2Dwrong%2Dwith%2Doklahoma">FULL STORY -></a></td></tr></table></td></tr><tr><td width="3%" class="celltextcolor"><img src="../megatemplate/images/bullet.gif" width="19" height="19"></td><td width="97%" class="celltext"><a href="../megatemplate/renews_article.asp?Id=C9501348&articleurl=https%3A%2F%2Frealtytimes%2Ecom%2Fconsumeradvice%2Fbuyersadvice%2Fitem%2F1016724%2D20180419%2Dget%2Dthe%2Dhome%2Dyou%2Dwant%2Dmillennials%2Dsmart%2Dstrategies%2Dfor%2Dfirst%2Dtime%2Dhomebuyers">Get The Home You Want, Millennials: Smart Strategies For First-Time Homebuyers</a></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="celltext"><table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3"><tr><td class="text">Hey, Millennials. 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Prices are rising ... <a href="../megatemplate/renews_article.asp?Id=C9501348&articleurl=https%3A%2F%2Frealtytimes%2Ecom%2Fconsumeradvice%2Fbuyersadvice%2Fitem%2F1016724%2D20180419%2Dget%2Dthe%2Dhome%2Dyou%2Dwant%2Dmillennials%2Dsmart%2Dstrategies%2Dfor%2Dfirst%2Dtime%2Dhomebuyers">FULL STORY -></a></td></tr></table></td></tr><tr><td width="3%" class="celltextcolor"><img src="../megatemplate/images/bullet.gif" width="19" height="19"></td><td width="97%" class="celltext"><a href="../megatemplate/renews_article.asp?Id=C9501348&articleurl=https%3A%2F%2Frealtytimes%2Ecom%2Fconsumeradvice%2Fbuyersadvice%2Fitem%2F1016692%2D20180418%2Dproperty%2Dsurvey%2Dalways%2Dwise%2Doften%2Drequired">Property Survey Always Wise, Often Required</a></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="celltext"><table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3"><tr><td class="text">Question: At our settlement recently, a lawyer charged us 150 for a survey. When we questioned this charge, we were told it was a lenders requirement ... <a href="../megatemplate/renews_article.asp?Id=C9501348&articleurl=https%3A%2F%2Frealtytimes%2Ecom%2Fconsumeradvice%2Fbuyersadvice%2Fitem%2F1016692%2D20180418%2Dproperty%2Dsurvey%2Dalways%2Dwise%2Doften%2Drequired">FULL STORY -></a></td></tr></table></td></tr><tr><td width="3%" class="celltextcolor"><img src="../megatemplate/images/bullet.gif" width="19" height="19"></td><td width="97%" class="celltext"><a href="../megatemplate/renews_article.asp?Id=C9501348&articleurl=https%3A%2F%2Frealtytimes%2Ecom%2Farchives%2Fitem%2F1016691%2D20180418%2Dask%2Dthe%2Dhoa%2Dexpert%2Dadmendments%2Dto%2Dgoverning%2Ddocuments">Ask the HOA Expert: Admendments To Governing Documents</a></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="celltext"><table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3"><tr><td class="text">Question: Recently, our HOA members approved substantial amendments to the governing documents which include:1. Sidewalks are now deemed common area e... <a href="../megatemplate/renews_article.asp?Id=C9501348&articleurl=https%3A%2F%2Frealtytimes%2Ecom%2Farchives%2Fitem%2F1016691%2D20180418%2Dask%2Dthe%2Dhoa%2Dexpert%2Dadmendments%2Dto%2Dgoverning%2Ddocuments">FULL STORY -></a></td></tr></table></td></tr><tr><td width="3%" class="celltextcolor"><img src="../megatemplate/images/bullet.gif" width="19" height="19"></td><td width="97%" class="celltext"><a href="../megatemplate/renews_article.asp?Id=C9501348&articleurl=https%3A%2F%2Frealtytimes%2Ecom%2Fconsumeradvice%2Fbuyersadvice%2Fitem%2F1016665%2D20180417%2Dbuyer%2Dlove%2Dletters%2Doften%2Dwork%2Dbut%2Dthey%2Dcan%2Dbackfire%2Dtoo">Buyer Love Letters Often Work; But They Can Backfire Too</a></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="celltext"><table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3"><tr><td class="text">In many areas of the country, housing inventory is low and competition among buyers is intense. When that happens, many buyers agents will encourage t... <a href="../megatemplate/renews_article.asp?Id=C9501348&articleurl=https%3A%2F%2Frealtytimes%2Ecom%2Fconsumeradvice%2Fbuyersadvice%2Fitem%2F1016665%2D20180417%2Dbuyer%2Dlove%2Dletters%2Doften%2Dwork%2Dbut%2Dthey%2Dcan%2Dbackfire%2Dtoo">FULL STORY -></a></td></tr></table></td></tr><tr><td width="3%" class="celltextcolor"><img src="../megatemplate/images/bullet.gif" width="19" height="19"></td><td width="97%" class="celltext"><a href="../megatemplate/renews_article.asp?Id=C9501348&articleurl=https%3A%2F%2Frealtytimes%2Ecom%2Farchives%2Fitem%2F1016664%2D20180417%2Drising%2Dland%2Dvalues%2Dthreaten%2Dviability%2Dof%2Dcanadian%2Dfarms%2Dsays%2Dsenate%2Dreport">Rising Land Values Threaten Viability Of Canadian Farms, Says Senate Report</a></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="celltext"><table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3"><tr><td class="text">Rising farmland prices are putting the family farm in Canada at risk, as good farmland is being converted for residential and commercial development. ... <a href="../megatemplate/renews_article.asp?Id=C9501348&articleurl=https%3A%2F%2Frealtytimes%2Ecom%2Farchives%2Fitem%2F1016664%2D20180417%2Drising%2Dland%2Dvalues%2Dthreaten%2Dviability%2Dof%2Dcanadian%2Dfarms%2Dsays%2Dsenate%2Dreport">FULL STORY -></a></td></tr></table></td></tr><tr><td width="3%" class="celltextcolor"><img src="../megatemplate/images/bullet.gif" width="19" height="19"></td><td width="97%" class="celltext"><a href="../megatemplate/renews_article.asp?Id=C9501348&articleurl=https%3A%2F%2Frealtytimes%2Ecom%2Fconsumeradvice%2Fbuyersadvice%2Fitem%2F1016635%2D20180416%2Dsmall%2Drenovation%2Dbig%2Dhassle%2Dhow%2Dto%2Dprepare%2Dfor%2Dthe%2Dunknown%2Dwhen%2Dbuying%2Da%2Dhome">Small Renovation, Big Hassle: How To Prepare For The Unknown When Buying A Home</a></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="celltext"><table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3"><tr><td class="text">"You never know whats behind the walls." 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