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Realities of Real Estate: Checking halftime stats on market (access required)

Are you ready for some football? It’s hard to believe, but it’s already that time of year. Last weekend, we had the first preseason game. And just a month from now, our Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens will kick off the regular season when they go to Mile High Stadium to hopefully hand the Denver Broncos their first loss. When the pigskins in play, you know the year is half over. As a result, we thought it would be a good time to see where we are with real estate and whether 2013 will shape up to be a winner.

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Realities of Real Estate: Can we talk? Tips on negotiating (access required)

In purchasing real estate, contract and price negotiations are obviously a key part of the transaction. With the proper techniques, a buyer can potentially save thousands of dollars, as well as make for a smoother road to settlement. But, if you mess up, it can mean losing the house of your dreams, or make the whole experience more difficult than it needs to be.

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Retail sales jump 0.6 percent in May on autos

WASHINGTON — Americans stepped up purchases at retail businesses in May, spending more on cars, home improvements and sporting goods. The gain shows consumers remain resilient despite higher taxes and could drive faster growth later this year. The Commerce Department ...

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