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Those who can’t stretch all the way to $20,000 but want a new, reliable and fuel-efficient vehicle should consider the 2022 Nissan Versa. Despite its small footprint, the Versa offers excellent passenger space and a roomy trunk. Driving aids like forward collision warning and lane departure warning come standard. Nissan’s Zero Gravity seats are ergonomically friendly, though a few of our editors found they lacked lumbar support.

Anyone who’s dabbled in the housing market during the last two years likely went through a whirlwind. The average sales price of a home—at half a million dollars in the first quarter—was the highest on record; housing supply is near historic lows; and interest rates are hitting the highest weekly increases in decades. Then came […]

Mortgage rates surged at a record-high pace this spring—flying from 3.76% in early March up to 5.81% by late June. And while rates have fallen slightly since then, some experts say it may continue to rise in the coming months. Not only are mortgage rates rising, but home prices are going up, too. U.S. home […]

Q: I found Ilyce’s book, "100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask," to be extremely helpful. However, there was one section that I felt received “short shrift,” and that was the section about receiving the keys from the owner after the closing.

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Q: I had a contract with a buyer to sell my home. A week before the closing, the buyer canceled the deal. The buyer said they couldn’t get the interest rate for their loan as listed in the contract, even though they were approved by the lender and the rate was well below current market rates according to our agent.

Though the real estate market is booming and home prices are already at record highs, it can’ t hurt to maximize the value of your property, particularly if you’ re considering listing it for sale. “When it comes to getting the best price for your home, the power of landscaping to increase your home’ s value can’ t be overlooked,” says Beatrice de Jong, broker and consumer...

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Q: My friend signed a quitclaim deed to her husband in case they were to get divorced. Last year, he unexpectedly died due to a heart attack and other complications. Does the quitclaim deed still hold? If it does, the title to the house is in his name only. He was a poor money manager, and she did not want to incur his debts, so even filing taxes were separate.

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