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Great stock to buy for 2015 and beyond

By Susan Cleary | Dec 15, 2014

  Great stock to buy for 2015 and beyond 2015 is shaping up to be another great year for stocks. But if you want to make sure that 2015 is yourbest investing year ever, you need to know where to start. That’s why The Motley Fool’s chief investment officer just published a brand-new research report that…

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The Festive Chesapeake Beach

By Susan Cleary | Dec 5, 2014

                  Chesapeake Beach is festive during the holiday season with the traditional dazzling light displays throughout the town. North Beach also gets in the spirit by lining the boardwalk and store fronts with lights and garland. The whole scene feels like a page out of a Norman…

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What You Need to Know If You’re Buying a Foreclosure

By Susan Cleary | Nov 28, 2014

By: Angela Colley You’ve probably seen the stories and ads—foreclosed houses and condos selling for pennies on the dollar—and there’s no question banks are willing to sell their REOs (real estate owned properties) at sizable discounts. But foreclosures almost always come with complications that smart shoppers need to know about in advance. Here’s what you need to…

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A Short Guide to Real Estate Lingo

By Susan Cleary | Nov 14, 2014

By: Anne Miller   Reading real estate advertising acronyms can sometimes feel like trying to parse ancient Greek: EIL with a W/D? LR with Fplc? An FDR with a DK? Most real estate agents use similar abbreviations as part of real estate lingo, so once you get the jist, you can read any listingwith confidence. 4B/2B: Four bedrooms and two bathrooms.…

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Finding Time to Exercise When Your Schedule Is Already Packed

By Susan Cleary | Oct 28, 2014

When something really important comes up in our lives, we find a way to fit it in to our schedule—whether that’s a new video game we’re excited to play, or a doctor’s appointment about something that’s really bugging us. Regular exercise might not be as compelling as those things, but each of us has ultimate…

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10 Interior Design Trends That Turn Off Home Buyers

By Susan Cleary | Oct 17, 2014

By: Patricia-Anne Tom You want your home to look its best, and maybe you’ve been inspired by the interior design trends you’ve seen in magazines, on TV or on design websites. But following some of the hottest home remodeling and interior design trends can backfire when it comes time to sell your home. Buyers want to picture themselves in…

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All the Frequently-Used Mortgage Terms You Need to Know

By Susan Cleary | Sep 15, 2014

All the Frequently-Used Mortgage Terms You Need to Know By: Angela Colley Thinkstock Images/Stockbyte/Thinkstock Welcome to the® mortgage terms glossary, featuring 47 frequently-used words and phrases you need to know as a home buyer or a homeowner. (Some definitions contain additional information, examples and answers to common questions. When available, click on mortgage terms to learn…

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Watch Out for These Red Flags When Buying a Home

By Susan Cleary | Sep 1, 2014

Watch Out for These Red Flags When Buying a Home By: Anne Miller Oh, those crafty sellers, disguising the deferred maintenance of their homes! We’re not saying they’ll lie, but if they can get away with selling the house and not having to spend thousands of dollars on a moldy basement re-do? Well, it’s hard to blame…

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“6 Creative Open House Ideas To Sell Your Home Fast”

By Susan Cleary | Aug 11, 2014

  It’s easy to see the value of an open house—a designated time for prospective REALTORS® and buyers to scope out your home while on a Sunday spree of house tours. But if you’re worried about getting lost among the competition, creative open house ideas are a must if you want to make a sale. There are some special…

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