Homes & Real Estate / Homeowners Associations

  • How to find a good home inspector

      

    A home is the largest purchase most people ever make. Choosing the wrong inspector could cost you.

  • 9 things to ask before selling your home

      

    Just the other day I got an ad in the mail from a real estate agent. The bold print screamed "PRICES ARE UP 15% FROM LAST YEAR" and "HOMES ARE SELLING...

  • 10 top school districts and what it costs to live there

      

    Home buyers with school aged children have more than just location, property values and home features to consider when shopping for a house. A good school district rises to the top of their search...

  • Fight the HOA or risk damaging your home... One man's fight over tree

      

    OVIEDO, Fla. — A Florida couple said they're being singled out by their homeowners association in a battle over a tree. The HOA wants the couple to replace a large tree the couple...

  • Homeowner group threatens family with jail time over purple playground

      

    A purple playground has a Missouri homeowner group seeing red - threatening fines and jail time unless the play set is removed. Read more: HOA fees can become a budget buster HOA goes on...

  • HOA fees can become a budget buster

      

    When you’re buying in a mandatory homeowners association (HOA), fees that seem reasonable today could skyrocket quickly. Two generations ago, there were almost no condos in the U.S. and no...

  • Save on home heating bills this winter

      

    Clark shares some ways to cut your energy bills down this winter.

  • Ongoing battle of secondhand smoke

      

    Some homeowners associations are now banning smoking... inside people's own homes! Here's Clark's take on the never-ending battle of secondhand smoke.

  • Secondhand smoke battle: Indoor smoking bans?

      

    Smokers' rights are disappearing fast. Now some want to ban smoking inside one's very own home. Check out this story: The Orange County Register reports that a jury trial in California...

  • Local regulations may ban backyard chicken coops

      

    Chickn coops at people's homes are becoming a big trend in America. Of things I'd want to own at my home, chickens don't make the list! They're messy, they're smelly, and they're labor intensive....

  • New warnings about buying in the condo market

      

    I have some new warnings for you before you buy a condo. Let me say first that the first real estate purchase I ever made was a foreclosure condo in 1978. I still own it and it's been a very...

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