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David Myers

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What buyers should expect when applying for a mortgage

Apr 29 2015 | 4:06 pm - With the peak home-buying season here, savvy shoppers are getting all their financial documents together and getting preapproved for a mortgage to make their purchase go as smoothly as possible.

Schools reopen in Baltimore, streets quiet after curfew

Apr 29 2015 | 11:42 am - Baltimore streets previously rocked by riots were quiet Wednesday morning at the lifting of a nighttime curfew that was enforced by 3,000 police and National Guardsmen.

Police clash with Baltimore protesters for a second night

Apr 28 2015 | 10:34 pm - Police clash with protesters in Baltimore for a second night; National Guard takes up position

How mechanic’s liens work

Apr 23 2015 | 9:41 am - A contractor or subcontractor who doesn’t get paid in a timely fashion can hold up a homeowner’s sale or refinancing.

Now’s the time to save some ‘green’ on gardening tools, other items

Apr 15 2015 | 4:07 pm - April’s best bargains for around the house include lawn mowers, vacuum cleaners and small appliances.

Homeowners need ‘landlord insurance’ before renting

Apr 13 2015 | 10:26 am - Many people buy a new house and convert their old one into a rental. The strategy raises key insurance issues.

Lenders take varying approaches to down-payment help from relatives

Apr 01 2015 | 4:00 pm - Buyers should expect a little extra paperwork if part of their down payment comes from their parents or other relatives.

Home-maintenance duties rise as spring arrives

Mar 26 2015 | 9:17 am - Now’s the time to get caught up on some important maintenance chores that you might not have been able to do over the winter.

Congress inches closer to extending tax break for ‘underwater’ sellers

Mar 19 2015 | 3:10 pm - Lawmakers are hoping to extend a recently expired rule that allows homeowners who sell at a loss to avoid thousands of dollars in federal taxes.

Buyers shouldn’t deal with obstinate sellers

Mar 11 2015 | 4:51 pm - If a seller is stubborn or deceitful from the very start, a buyer’s best bet is to look for another property.

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