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house_nikolaichuk_450Married couples have a large body of law to protect their rights if their unions dissolve. For unwed or domestic partners who want to own property but who don’t want to (or can’t) get married, the law is less clear. 

This includes same-sex couples, who face a ragtag quilt of laws and rights when it comes to ownership and inheritance, depending on the state they live in. 

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menhouse_sellingpix_450zillow.com - Your front yard, regardless of its size, plays an important role in your home’s overall curb appeal. Your landscaping, however, goes well beyond just a beautiful lawn. It should take into account the style and size of your house, how it’s sited on the property, the amount of sunlight the yard receives and how to best enhance it with plantings, bushes, shrubs and trees. It should also include hardscaping features, from walkways and driveways to raised beds, planters and decorative containers.

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sale_chris_boswell_450zillow.com - Listing agents often argue that in our digital world, open houses are a waste of time. The majority of people who attend are nosy neighbors, ‘looky-loos,’ or other types of tire-kickers. Instead, their argument goes, serious buyers today don’t want to wait for an open house. When someone likes a home’s online photos, he or she will make an appointment to see the property during the week. So is it time to close the book on open houses? Not at all.

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houseonmoney__voronin76_450bloomberg.com - U.S. millionaires see real estate as the top alternative-asset class to own this year, according to Morgan Stanley. 

About 77 percent of investors with at least $1 million in assets own real estate, according to a survey released today by the New York-based investment bank’s wealth-management unit. Direct ownership of residential and commercial properties was the No. 1 alternative-investment pick for 2014, with a third of millionaires surveyed saying they plan to buy this year. Twenty-three percent said they expect to invest in real estate investment trusts, the second-most popular choice.

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Price it right
. Set a price at the lower end of your property’s realistic price range.
Prepare for visitors. Get your house market ready at least two weeks before you begin showing it.
Be flexible about showings. It’s often disruptive to have a house ready to show at the spur of the moment. But the more amenable you can be about letting people see your home, the sooner you’ll find a buyer.
Anticipate the offers. Decide in advance what price and terms you’ll find acceptable.
Don’t refuse to drop the price. If your home has been on the market for more than 30 days without an offer, you should be prepared to at least consider lowering your asking price.

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usatoday.com - Though housing inventory is down across the country, high-end homes are seeing a resurgence in many markets.

Part of the reason: Owners have decided to accept less than they originally wanted for their properties, Vice President Daren Blomquist of RealtyTrac said earlier this year.

And mortgage rates have been favorable: Last week the average rate on a 30-year loan dipped to the lowest since records were kept starting in 1971; jumbo loan rates also are following the trend.

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NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The wave of foreclosures hitting the nation’s housing market has been much less severe than anticipated, with foreclosure filings at their lowest level in five years last month, according to a report out Thursday.

Foreclosure filings — including default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions — were reported on 180,427 properties in September, a 7% decline from August and down more than 16% from a year earlier, according to a report released Thursday by RealtyTrac, an online marketer of foreclosed properties. That’s the lowest number of filings since September 2007.

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Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have issued new guidelines designed to speed up short sales and make them more consistent, but real estate agents question whether they are achievable in the real world.

In a short sale, a lender agrees to accept less than the amount owed on a property and release its lien.

Under the new guidelines, which take effect June 15, servicers have 30 days to review and respond to short sale offers or requests. If they need more than 30 days, they must provide the borrower weekly updates and a final response within 60 days.

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