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6/29/2007
Good credit is vital to getting decent loans
Q: Iím looking to buy a house, but my credit is very bad. I believe it is around 580. But buying a home of my own is a top priority. Can you help me?
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6/22/2007
Co-signing a loan could put your credit at risk
Q: A friend asked me to co-sign a student loan for her. She will start paying off her student loan after she graduates from school. I am planning to purchase a bigger house next year.


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6/15/2007
Septic problem should have been disclosed
Q: I recently purchased a home that is approximately 11 years old. I noticed sewage water laying in my yard and began looking into possible problems with the septic system.

With the help of septic service people who came and looked at the system, along with some assistance from the county health department, I have now discovered the tank is from the 1960s when a mobile home was on the lot.


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6/8/2007
Capital gains tax may gobble up some potential earnings
Q: My mother is in the process of selling more than 100 acres of mountain land, which will bring in approximately $400,000. My mother will get only half of this (there is another owner of the property) and Iím sure her share will be less after closing costs and the agentís commission. My mother is 75 years old. How much will she have to pay in capital gains tax, and are there income taxes due on top of that?


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6/1/2007
When buying out other heirs, go easy on discount for fractional shares
Q: My mother and I equally owned a duplex. Upon her death, I received half her share in the property and the remaining half went to the two adult children of her son. They each now own a one-eighth share in the home and I would like to purchase their shares.


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5/25/2007
Timing is everything when selling a home
When it comes to real estate investments, I like to say I have impeccable timing ó all bad.


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