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Is There Really Any Difference Between Mortgage Lenders?

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has safeguards in place to make sure mortgage companies operate on a level playing field with consumers. The level playing field specifically has to do with rates, pricing, and whether borrowers are getting a fair and reasonable offer from one lender to another. But how banks look at your financial picture is something else entirely. ...

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What to Do When a Seller Won't Leave Your New Home

A Nashville seller is refusing to leave the home he sold. (Highwaystarz-Photography) Let’s face it: Just about everything involved with buying a home these days is a stressful dance — from finding the perfect property in a skin-tight housing market to securing a mortgage in an age of ever-more-difficult-to-obtain credit. But picking up the keys after closing on a residence is ...

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New Bucs Coach Dirk Koetter Selling $2.15M Tampa Home

dirk koetter (2015 Joe Robbins) After a successful — and short — stint as offensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dirk Koetter was promoted to head coach with a five-year contract. Now it looks like Koetter is ready to move up in real estate as well. He just listed his Tampa, FL, home. On the market for $2.15 million, the ...

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2016 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid Test Drive

It’s tough to stand out in the compact crossover class. Every automaker has one, or more, and they’re all very much alike. As a car shopper, it’s also hard for things to go horribly, or even slightly wrong. Competition has improved the breed. There are more good ones than bad ones these days, and they differ about as much as ...

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The Trump brand’s effect on NYC real estate

This two-bedroom condo at Trump Tower originally listed at $4,395 million was recently sold by Brett Miles of Douglas Elliman for $4 million. (Douglas Elliman) Donald Trump has prevailed in the once highly contested Republican race to the White House. But his astonishing political ascent doesn’t seem to be having much of a positive or negative effect on the real estate ...

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Driver killed during second sidecar race at Isle of Man TT

 (Isle of Man TT) 58-year-old Ian Bell became the third fatality at the Isle of Man TT races this week. He died following a crash at Ballaspur during Friday’s sidecar race on the 37.73-mile long Snaefell Mountain Course on the Isle of Man. 27-year-old sidecar driver Dwight Beare was also killed in a crash in the first Sidecar race of ...

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Will Walmart deliver right to your door?

Uber and Lyft: not just for rides and takeout anymore. Walmart is piloting a last-mile delivery service utilizing services Uber, Lyft, and Deliv. Testing is expected to take place in select cities within the next two weeks, according to a release. The company is working with Uber in Phoenix and Lyft in Denver, while a Sam’s Club pilot with Deliv delivering general merchandise ...

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New Chevy Silverado ad attacks aluminum Ford F-150…with stones

Chevrolet has a new ad campaign designed to crush Ford. Literally. In it, Chevy takes aim at the Ford F-150’s aluminum bed by dropping an 825-pound load of landscaping stones into it, which puncture the surface. A Silverado subjected to the same punishment suffers only scrapes and dents to its high-strength steel bed. Metal toolboxes are then pushed off of ...

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