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Although the real estate market is slow in many areas, you may still want or need to sell your home or purchase a new one due to circumstances such as a job relocation. This article from offers some tips on how you can still make a smart move in this unpredictable real estate market....
December is just around the corner, and the holiday season is upon us once again!  Here in Dover that means plenty of activities to enjoy and memories to be made with the whole family.Print this flyer to keep track of all of the holiday festivities happening in Dover during the coming month.  You...
May your Thanksgiving be blessed with the bounty of the season and the love of family and friends!   We’ll be back next week with more of the latest Dover DE real estate news and information!  In the meantime, please feel free to visit   
Earlier this month, we learned that the Fed had cut its federal funds rate once again to 4.5%.  What followed in the news was a flood of technical financial jargon, which just confuses many people rather than helping them understand how the change affects them.Luckily for those who did not major ...
We've all rolled our clocks back an hour and are beginning to adjust to the earlier onset of evening.  In the winter months our homes can seem darker than usual, but there are ways to use the natural light that is available in your home to brighten things up.  Money Magazine has published a list ...
Many potential first-time homebuyers put off the purchase of their first home because they simply think they won't be able to qualify for a loan.  However, applying for a mortgage is very different than it was 10 or 20 years ago - thanks to all sorts of creative financing offers that are availabl...
With this week's news coverage of the devastating fires in California, home fire safety is a most timely topic.  Although we may not be at great risk for wildfires here in Delaware, an important part of responsible homeownership is being prepared to both prevent a fire in your home and to rescue ...
The temperature is dropping, the leaves are beginning to change, and autumn is officially in full swing in Delaware.  That means Halloween is just around the corner!A great way to spruce up your home's curbside appeal during this season is to decorate with a few locally-grown pumpkins - maybe eve...
The dilemma is increasingly common: you want to retire - but you haven't yet retired your mortgage.According to the Federal Reserve, among households headed by someone age 65 to 74, over 32% had a mortgage on their primary residence in 2004, up from less than 19% in 1992.Going into retirement and...
Last week we discussed how to avoid getting caught in foreclosure.  This week I want to look at this hot topic again, but from a different prospective.While there are many homeowners who are struggling to meet their mortgage payments, there are just as many people who are eager to capitalize on t...

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