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For Sale By Owner Has Its Risks

The housing market is roaring back to life. Here are some tips you should know if you’re thinking of selling your home on your own.

06/12/2013

Ocean City - August 9, 2012

Two NJ Shore Towns Ranked Most Popular Spots To Buy A Vacation Home

If you’re in the market for a vacation home but aren’t sure where to buy, there are two nearby spots that should be on your radar – and probably already are.

05/31/2013

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3 On Your Side: Homes Selling That Weren’t On The Market

As 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds, realtors are knocking on doors and making cold calls to put their customers into houses that aren’t even on the market.

05/20/2013

PIFA Street Fair 2013

Real Estate Website Ranks Philadelphia Among Most Exciting Cities

Movoto says they surveyed the 50 most populous cities across the nations and ranked them from one to 50 on ten different criterion.

05/02/2013

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Fewer Property Owners Than Expected File Informal Appeals Of Property Assessments

Officials had expected about 30,000 requests of first level reviews. The Nutter Administration’s spin on the lower tally: many people are on board with their new value.

04/02/2013

Lawsuit: Pa. Parents Say Child Molester Should Buy Victim’s House

The parents of a young Pennsylvania girl who was sexually molested by their neighbor have sued the man in a bid to force him to buy their house.

03/21/2013

House For Sale

Buyer Beware Of What Home Sellers Don’t Have To Disclose

While state laws differ, in general home sellers must disclose to potential buyers known physical defects like a basement that floods or the presence of lead paint but things like a murder that happened in the house don’t have to be revealed.

03/15/2013

Mortgage Rescue Scams

3 On Your Side: Mortgage Foreclosure Experts

Often desperate times call for desperate measures, but before you shell out money to a company to help save your home, 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has a warning for you.

03/07/2013

Philadelphia AVI

Philadelphia Property Tax Reassessment Has Some Residents Concerned

Sixty-seven-year-old Charles Sherd has lived in his home on Cantrell Street in South Philadelphia for more than 35 years.

02/28/2013

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Montgomery County Pastor And Three Others Convicted Of Running Massive Mortgage Scheme

A Montgomery County pastor and three others have been convicted of engaging in a scheme to defraud Chase Manhattan Bank by fraudulently obtaining home loans of more than $6 million.

02/26/2013

Princeton University

Princeton University Offering Up Free Homes — With A Catch

Princeton University is offering a deal — or a steal — to potential homeowners.

02/25/2013

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Why You Should Wait Until 2016 To Sell Your Home

Planning to sell your home? You may want to wait until 2016 before listing it.

02/06/2013

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3 On Your Side: More Foreclosure Prevention Rules

Having problems paying your mortgage? Some new rules have been announced by the federal government to protect homeowners from foreclosure. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan takes a look at some of them, and explains what they mean for borrowers.

01/18/2013

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Real Estate Agents Expect Big Boost In Spring Sales

Ask any real estate agent and they’ll tell you the last couple of years have not been the easiest, but things are poised for change in the upcoming spring market.

01/08/2013

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3 On Your Side: Banks Agree To Pay $8.5 For Foreclosure Abuse

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan tells us about the big settlements reached today between some national banks and the federal government.

01/07/2013

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