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class="textHF"></td></tr></table></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="celltext" align="right" height="25" valign="middle"><a onClick="self.status='';return true;" onMouseOver="self.status='Return to the previous page';return true;" onMouseOut="self.status='';return true;" href="javascript:window.history.back()">< Back</a></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" height="25" class="title">Today's Real Estate News and Advice</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="text"><font size="1">Updated: Wednesday, December 12, 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%2Fagentnews%2Fagentadvice%2Fitem%2F1022651%2Dperhaps%2Dit%2Ds%2Dtime%2Dfor%2Dsome%2Drespa%2Dreminders">Perhaps Its Time for Some RESPA Reminders</a></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="celltext"><table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3"><tr><td class="text">In 1974 Congress enacted the Real Estate Settlement and Procedures Act, commonly known as RESPA. The provisions of RESPA were intended to protect cons... <a href="../megatemplate/renews_article.asp?Id=C9501348&articleurl=https%3A%2F%2Frealtytimes%2Ecom%2Fagentnews%2Fagentadvice%2Fitem%2F1022651%2Dperhaps%2Dit%2Ds%2Dtime%2Dfor%2Dsome%2Drespa%2Dreminders">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%2F47558%2D20160921%2Dnew%2Dwindows%2Dchanged%2Dmy%2Dhouse%2Dand%2Dmy%2Dmind">New Windows Changed My House - and My Mind</a></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="celltext"><table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3"><tr><td class="text">It was exciting to contemplate city life after living in smaller towns. Apparently, everyone else thought so too, because by the time I decided I like... <a href="../megatemplate/renews_article.asp?Id=C9501348&articleurl=https%3A%2F%2Frealtytimes%2Ecom%2Fconsumeradvice%2Fhomeownersadvice%2Fitem%2F47558%2D20160921%2Dnew%2Dwindows%2Dchanged%2Dmy%2Dhouse%2Dand%2Dmy%2Dmind">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%2F1022650%2D4%2Dessentials%2Dfor%2Dbuilding%2Da%2Dhome%2Doffice">4 Essentials for Building a Home Office</a></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="celltext"><table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3"><tr><td class="text">The key to staying efficient and on-task is to set up your own dedicated workspace. If yoursquo;ll be working at home, building a home office helps cr... <a href="../megatemplate/renews_article.asp?Id=C9501348&articleurl=https%3A%2F%2Frealtytimes%2Ecom%2Fconsumeradvice%2Fhomeownersadvice%2Fitem%2F1022650%2D4%2Dessentials%2Dfor%2Dbuilding%2Da%2Dhome%2Doffice">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%2F1022649%2Dthe%2Dbest%2Dholiday%2Dgifts%2D25%2Dand%2Dunder%2Dcan%2Dbuy">The Best Holiday Gifts 25 And Under Can Buy</a></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="celltext"><table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3"><tr><td class="text">Unzipped Glass Zipper Bag, 16.50Is it a plastic bag? No, itrsquo;s a glass piece created to look like a plastic bag. This is just the type of unique, ... <a href="../megatemplate/renews_article.asp?Id=C9501348&articleurl=https%3A%2F%2Frealtytimes%2Ecom%2Fconsumeradvice%2Fhomeownersadvice%2Fitem%2F1022649%2Dthe%2Dbest%2Dholiday%2Dgifts%2D25%2Dand%2Dunder%2Dcan%2Dbuy">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%2F46740%2D20160815%2D7%2Dmodel%2Dhome%2Dideas%2Dto%2Dsteal%2Dfor%2Dyour%2Dhome">7 Model Home Ideas to Steal for Your Home</a></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="celltext"><table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3"><tr><td class="text">Getting color ideasModel homes are ra>1 The color is by and large not used large scale, meaning, all the walls of every room wont typically be painted... <a href="../megatemplate/renews_article.asp?Id=C9501348&articleurl=https%3A%2F%2Frealtytimes%2Ecom%2Fconsumeradvice%2Fhomeownersadvice%2Fitem%2F46740%2D20160815%2D7%2Dmodel%2Dhome%2Dideas%2Dto%2Dsteal%2Dfor%2Dyour%2Dhome">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%2F41761%2D20160122%2Dis%2Dyour%2Dfurnace%2Daffecting%2Dyour%2Dindoor%2Dair%2Dquality">Is Your Furnace Affecting Your Indoor Air Quality?</a></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="celltext"><table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3"><tr><td class="text">"Pollutants" is a broad term, and can include things like dust mites, pet dander, mold spores and viruses, as well as gaseous pollutants like tobacco ... <a href="../megatemplate/renews_article.asp?Id=C9501348&articleurl=https%3A%2F%2Frealtytimes%2Ecom%2Fconsumeradvice%2Fhomeownersadvice%2Fitem%2F41761%2D20160122%2Dis%2Dyour%2Dfurnace%2Daffecting%2Dyour%2Dindoor%2Dair%2Dquality">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%2F1022599%2D6%2Dreasons%2Dto%2Dadopt%2Da%2Dgreen%2Dlifestyle">6 Reasons to Adopt a Green Lifestyle</a></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="celltext"><table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3"><tr><td class="text">According to the United Nations, a whirlwind of issues, many of which are likely caused by man, threaten to harm our precious Earth in irreversible wa... <a href="../megatemplate/renews_article.asp?Id=C9501348&articleurl=https%3A%2F%2Frealtytimes%2Ecom%2Fconsumeradvice%2Fhomeownersadvice%2Fitem%2F1022599%2D6%2Dreasons%2Dto%2Dadopt%2Da%2Dgreen%2Dlifestyle">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%2Fmortgage%2Dadvices%2Fitem%2F1022419%2Dallowing%2Da%2Dlender%2Dto%2Dcross%2Dcollateralize%2Dagainst%2Dadditional%2Dproperty">Allowing a Lender to Cross Collateralize Against Additional Property</a></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="celltext"><table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3"><tr><td class="text">In many cases, this cross collateralization may not be something the borrower worries about, as the borrower intends to pay the lender in full. The ge... <a href="../megatemplate/renews_article.asp?Id=C9501348&articleurl=https%3A%2F%2Frealtytimes%2Ecom%2Fmortgage%2Dadvices%2Fitem%2F1022419%2Dallowing%2Da%2Dlender%2Dto%2Dcross%2Dcollateralize%2Dagainst%2Dadditional%2Dproperty">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%2F1022398%2Dlooking%2Dfor%2Da%2Dbargain%2Dbuy%2Da%2Dhome%2Dbefore%2Dthe%2Dspring%2Dthaw">Looking for a Bargain? Put on That Winter Jacket and Go Buy a Home Before the Spring Thaw</a></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="celltext"><table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3"><tr><td class="text">Jeff LaGrange, Vice President of the RE/MAX Northern Illinois Region, explained that, ldquo;In the Midwest, homes that go under contract in November, ... <a href="../megatemplate/renews_article.asp?Id=C9501348&articleurl=https%3A%2F%2Frealtytimes%2Ecom%2Fconsumeradvice%2Fbuyersadvice%2Fitem%2F1022398%2Dlooking%2Dfor%2Da%2Dbargain%2Dbuy%2Da%2Dhome%2Dbefore%2Dthe%2Dspring%2Dthaw">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%2Fsellersadvice%2Fitem%2F1022397%2Dthe%2Dpower%2Dof%2Dstaging%2Dyour%2Dhome%2Dto%2Dsell">The Power of Staging Your Home to Sell</a></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="celltext"><table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3"><tr><td class="text">Accentuate the PositiveWhen studying a room, the first point your eye catches should be a positive one. For example, a home with a massive fireplace c... <a href="../megatemplate/renews_article.asp?Id=C9501348&articleurl=https%3A%2F%2Frealtytimes%2Ecom%2Fconsumeradvice%2Fsellersadvice%2Fitem%2F1022397%2Dthe%2Dpower%2Dof%2Dstaging%2Dyour%2Dhome%2Dto%2Dsell">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%2F1022518%2Dseason%2Dof%2Dgiving%2Dkicks%2Doff%2Dwith%2Dagent%2Ddriven%2Ddonations%2Dto%2Dlocal%2Dnonprofits">Season of Giving Kicks Off with Agent-Driven Donations to Local Nonprofits</a></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="celltext"><table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3"><tr><td class="text">Kellie Bradt of RG Realty Group in Coon Rapids, MN has made a generous donation to Brothers Empowered on behalf of her clients, Krystyana and Jeremy B... <a href="../megatemplate/renews_article.asp?Id=C9501348&articleurl=https%3A%2F%2Frealtytimes%2Ecom%2Fagentnews%2Fagentadvice%2Fitem%2F1022518%2Dseason%2Dof%2Dgiving%2Dkicks%2Doff%2Dwith%2Dagent%2Ddriven%2Ddonations%2Dto%2Dlocal%2Dnonprofits">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%2F1022517%2Dquinlan%2Drealty%2Ds%2Dbroker%2Dcraig%2Dcarr%2Dgenerously%2Ddonates%2Dto%2Dlocal%2Dnonprofits">Quinlan Realtys Broker, Craig Carr, Generously Donates to Local Nonprofits</a></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="celltext"><table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3"><tr><td class="text">Quinlan Realty in Creve Coeur, MO has generously made 2 donations thanks to distinguished Broker with Heart, Craig Carr.Craig has made a generous dona... <a href="../megatemplate/renews_article.asp?Id=C9501348&articleurl=https%3A%2F%2Frealtytimes%2Ecom%2Fagentnews%2Fagentadvice%2Fitem%2F1022517%2Dquinlan%2Drealty%2Ds%2Dbroker%2Dcraig%2Dcarr%2Dgenerously%2Ddonates%2Dto%2Dlocal%2Dnonprofits">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%2F1022395%2Dthe%2Ddanger%2Ds%2Dnot%2Dover%2Dwhen%2Dthe%2Dflames%2Dgo%2Dout">The Dangers Not Over When the Flames Go Out: What to Look for Before You Return Home After a Fire</a></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="celltext"><table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3"><tr><td class="text">Should you ever be in the unfortunate position to have to escape or endure a fire, these tips will help keep you safe.Donrsquo;t move back in just bec... <a href="../megatemplate/renews_article.asp?Id=C9501348&articleurl=https%3A%2F%2Frealtytimes%2Ecom%2Fconsumeradvice%2Fhomeownersadvice%2Fitem%2F1022395%2Dthe%2Ddanger%2Ds%2Dnot%2Dover%2Dwhen%2Dthe%2Dflames%2Dgo%2Dout">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%2F1022394%2Dtree%2Dlaws%2Ddiffer%2Damong%2Dthe%2Dstates">Tree Laws Differ Among the States</a></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="celltext"><table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3"><tr><td class="text">Over the centuries, our country has grown from a largely agricultural setting to an urban civilization. As a result of these changes, different states... <a href="../megatemplate/renews_article.asp?Id=C9501348&articleurl=https%3A%2F%2Frealtytimes%2Ecom%2Fconsumeradvice%2Fhomeownersadvice%2Fitem%2F1022394%2Dtree%2Dlaws%2Ddiffer%2Damong%2Dthe%2Dstates">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%2F1022393%2Ddon%2Dt%2Dlet%2Dwinter%2Dfreeze%2Dyour%2Dassets">Dont Let Winter Freeze Your Assets</a></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="celltext"><table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3"><tr><td class="text">Real estate may be the furthest thing from your mind at this time ofnbsp;year, but keep three key real estate realities uppermost in yournbsp;thinking... <a href="../megatemplate/renews_article.asp?Id=C9501348&articleurl=https%3A%2F%2Frealtytimes%2Ecom%2Fagentnews%2Fagentadvice%2Fitem%2F1022393%2Ddon%2Dt%2Dlet%2Dwinter%2Dfreeze%2Dyour%2Dassets">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%2F1022392%2Dwhat%2Ddo%2Dyou%2Down%2Dwhen%2Dyou%2Down%2Dan%2Down%2Dyour%2Down">What Do You Own When You Own an Own-Your-Own?</a></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="celltext"><table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3"><tr><td class="text">California law, at Civil Code sect;4100, recognizes four different types of common interest development: i a planned development, often called a plann... <a href="../megatemplate/renews_article.asp?Id=C9501348&articleurl=https%3A%2F%2Frealtytimes%2Ecom%2Fconsumeradvice%2Fbuyersadvice%2Fitem%2F1022392%2Dwhat%2Ddo%2Dyou%2Down%2Dwhen%2Dyou%2Down%2Dan%2Down%2Dyour%2Down">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%2Fmortgage%2Dadvices%2Fitem%2F1022257%2Dfannie%2Dand%2Dfreddie%2Dloan%2Dlimits%2Dset%2Dto%2Dincrease%2Din%2D2019">Fannie and Freddie Loan Limits Set to Increase in 2019</a></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="celltext"><table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3"><tr><td class="text">The new conforming loan limit for 2019 is set at 484,350 for a single family home. We wrote here how FHFA sets these limits as the Home Price Index, o... <a href="../megatemplate/renews_article.asp?Id=C9501348&articleurl=https%3A%2F%2Frealtytimes%2Ecom%2Fmortgage%2Dadvices%2Fitem%2F1022257%2Dfannie%2Dand%2Dfreddie%2Dloan%2Dlimits%2Dset%2Dto%2Dincrease%2Din%2D2019">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%2F1022256%2Dhave%2Da%2Dchallenging%2Dlisting%2Dperhaps%2Dhalf%2Dnaked%2Dphotos%2Dare%2Dthe%2Danswer">Have a Challenging Listing? Perhaps Half-Naked Photos are the Answer</a></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="celltext"><table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3"><tr><td class="text">By now, you may have seen or at least heard of the photos of 590 Mosswood Drive in Conroe, TX, which features a young couple engaged in various househ... <a href="../megatemplate/renews_article.asp?Id=C9501348&articleurl=https%3A%2F%2Frealtytimes%2Ecom%2Fagentnews%2Fagentadvice%2Fitem%2F1022256%2Dhave%2Da%2Dchallenging%2Dlisting%2Dperhaps%2Dhalf%2Dnaked%2Dphotos%2Dare%2Dthe%2Danswer">FULL STORY -></a></td></tr></table></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="text">Copyright &#169;2018 <a href="http://realtytimes.com/rtcpages/contactus4.htm" target="_new">Realty Times</a>￿. 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