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Condo Buying

Following are all UrbanTurf articles filed under Condo Buying, from most recent to least.

Do Higher Condo Fees Mean Lower Listing Price?

Do Higher Condo Fees Mean Lower Listing Price?

Michele Lerner | March 1st 2010 | 6 Comments

Along with the mysterious nature of what condo fees cover, many homebuyers wonder how these fees affect unit prices. We will attempt to answer this... read »

New Tool Calculates Potential Return on Home Investment

New Tool Calculates Potential Return on Home Investment

Mark Wellborn | February 15th 2010 | 2 Comments

Whether you are a real estate investor or just a savvy homebuyer who wants to see what the return on your investment could be for a home you are... read »

FHA Changes Could Have Substantial Effect on Condo Buyers

FHA Changes Could Have Substantial Effect on Condo Buyers

Tim Brown | February 8th 2010 | 3 Comments

A few weeks ago, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) introduced several changes to the guidelines it uses to lend mortgage products. The... read »

UrbanTurf Reader Asks: What Should I Do Now That I Have Cold Feet?

UrbanTurf Reader Asks: What Should I Do Now That I Have Cold Feet?

Mark Wellborn | January 19th 2010 | 11 Comments

In this week’s installment of UrbanTurf Reader Asks, a reader who is under contract on a condo in the U Street Corridor and has cold feet is... read »

Buyer Beware…Even of Your Buddies

Buyer Beware…Even of Your Buddies

Michele Lerner | December 7th 2009 | 1 Comment

Buying with friends sounds like a great idea. Round up a couple of college buddies, pool money for a down payment and recreate the dorm life (on a... read »

The Importance of Condo and Co-op Insurance

The Importance of Condo and Co-op Insurance

Michele Lerner | December 2nd 2009

Condo and co-op buyers sometimes mistakenly assume that their monthly fees will cover all their insurance needs. However in most cases, condo owners... read »

Money Up Front: Earnest Money Deposit Explained

Money Up Front: Earnest Money Deposit Explained

Michele Lerner | November 11th 2009

Most first-time homebuyers know they need to prepare themselves for homeownership by saving money for a down payment, and improving their credit... read »

FHA Announces More Lenient Guidelines for Condos

FHA Announces More Lenient Guidelines for Condos

Mark Wellborn | November 11th 2009 | 1 Comment

The FHA recently announced temporary changes in order to provide a little surge to the condo sales market. The temporary modifications to its... read »

House Passes Extension of Home Buyer Credit; Obama to Sign Into Law on Friday

House Passes Extension of Home Buyer Credit; Obama to Sign Into Law on Friday

Mark Wellborn | November 5th 2009

On Thursday, the House of Representatives voted 403-12 to extend the $8,000 first-time home buyer tax credit and expand the credit to include many... read »

Ask an Agent: Is There Any Way to Reduce My Condo Fees?

Ask an Agent: Is There Any Way to Reduce My Condo Fees?

Mark Wellborn | October 28th 2009 | 3 Comments

In this week's installment of Ask An Agent, a reader wonders if there is any way to reduce her condo fees that have gradually risen to be almost as... read »

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