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3 reasons no one wants to buy your house

Kiplinger.com, Online Editor, and Andrea Browne Taylor •
Kiplinger

You checked the comps and the price is right, but you’ve gone weeks without an offer. Time to face the facts: No one wants to buy your home. Here’s why. For starters, your house might lack curb appeal. Real-estate agents are in agreement: If you can’t get buyers past the front yard, you’re not going

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Reverse mortgages continue to evolve

Editor, Rachel L. Sheedy, and Kiplinger's Retirement Report •
Kiplinger

With almost all new reverse mortgage loans backed by the federal government, Uncle Sam continues to wield his power to overhaul the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage, or HECM, program. The goal is to reduce a surprisingly high default rate on the loans–about 10%, far above the default rate on regular home mortgages. The government hopes

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5 costly reasons you hate your HOA

Kiplinger.com, Online Editor, and Bob Niedt •
Kiplinger

When you rent, it’s understood you’re playing by the landlord’s rules. But when you buy your own home, you expect to be in charge, deciding what to plant, what color to paint, where to walk the dog. Unless, that is, you live in a “common-interest community” governed by the most local form of government you

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