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Bank balking at short sale? Get a deal on the courthouse steps

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Editor’s note: The Facebook posting used for this column is not edited. Local agent Don Rolfe of RE/MAX Gold posted on his Facebook page:

Lenders are catching on to the ‘buy and bail’

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Dear Sue, Four years ago my uncle bought a four-bedroom house that he paid more than $500,000 for.

How does appreciation factor in an investment?

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Dear Sue, Last week you compared the before-tax rate of return with an Auburn Greens condo that one paid cash for and a single-family dwelling where one made a 30-percent down payment.

Rental property a good investment? Do the math

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Dear Sue, I heard that rents are going up because of demand.

Forecasting the real estate market is like predicting the weather

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The real estate market has been as unpredictable as our latest weather patterns.

Breaking down the price difference between distressed and resale homes

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A well-respected appraiser, Jared Mickel, responded to Home $$$s and Sense after it recently addressed the price differential between distressed and non-distressed properties.

If buyers get cold feet, do they lose deposit?

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Dear Sue,My wife and I are currently in escrow to purchase a house.

Boost your sales price with low-cost improvements

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Dear Sue,You would think that I was one of the lucky ones because I don’t have a mortgage on my house.

There’s never been a better time to build

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Dear Sue,I just bought a lot for $85,000. It’s located in a neighborhood of $600,000 homes. Four years ago that same lot went for $279,000!

Mortgage interest deduction on the chopping block?

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Dear Sue,

Don’t let unethical buyers bog you down

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Dear Sue,My home was on the market for about 60 days. My wife and I were very excited when we received an offer. We accepted it and opened an escrow.

Tough call — wait out a short sale or move on

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Dear Sue,I have been waiting for Bank of America to approve my short sale purchase for the last six months.

If you want to buy with an FHA loan, now’s the time

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If you’ve been contemplating the purchase of a home, the low interest rates, bargain pricing and other things on the horizon seem to indicate that now is the time.

Amid market decline there’s deals that won’t last

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Dear Sue, I always read your column in Gold Country Homes.

When to buy depends on what you’re looking for

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Dear Sue,A recent article in The Wall Street Journal indicated that 2011 may be the end of the housing crash.