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Refinancing your mortgage? Opportunity knocks

Homeowners seeking to save some money on mortgage payments can celebrate: The average rate for 15-year, fixed-rate mortgages, one of the most popular refinance products, has dipped to its lowest level since June 2013.

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Baby Boomers aren't moving out of their homes

Instead of flocking to sunny beach havens or downsizing to a condo in the city during their retirement years, a majority of Baby Boomers say they're just going to stay put in their old home.

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566,000 Dodges and Jeeps recalled

Potential for a fuel leak and fire, as well as a separate issue impacting vehicle stability systems, are behind two Dodge and Jeep recalls Wednesday morning.

Fiat Chrysler said the fuel heater assembly used in certain 2010-2014 model year Dodge Ram…

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Crowdfunding your home renovation: Should you do it?

Meghan Reidy really doesn't like her downstairs bathroom. She and her husband are hoping that family, friends and maybe even complete strangers can help fund the $500 renovation.

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Bernanke can't refinance: Tough lending standards

You want proof that it's tough to get a mortgage? Ben Bernanke, the nation's top central banker until the start of this year, is having trouble refinancing his home.

Bernanke spoke of his problems during an appearance Thursday at a conference in…

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5 real estate tips for small business owners

If you are a small business owner looking to either sell or buy some property, what are the things you should consider first?

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5 ways a lawyer can help sell your home

Even if your state does not require it, hiring a real estate attorney to represent your interests when buying a house just makes sense

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Don't buy that home without a lawyer

Just as you want an inspector to review a house you are buying, you should want an attorney to review the title and documents for the property.

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Back to school: Legal planning for student renters

As summer vacation comes to a close, the hunt for student housing begins. While renting a first home or apartment is a thrilling first step into adulthood, dealing with the legal issues associated with it can be daunting.

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Avoid pitfalls of summer home rentals

Whether you're getting a beachfront mansion in the Hamptons or a small cabin in the woods, renting a home for the summer -- for a weekend, a week, or the entire summer -- can be a complicated and problem-ridden process.

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