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xx   HOUSE

How to check out an old house before you buy.
AMERICANA Mar-Apr 1985 (v.13#1) pg. 16

What you need to know about cooperatives and condominiums in order to make a sound choice between the two.
APARTMENT LIFE Jan 1979 (v.11#1) pg. 22

New types of mortgages, how they work and when they might be good for you. Looks at (1) graduated payment mortgage, (2) variable rate mortgage, and (3) the rollover mortgage.
APARTMENT LIFE Mar 1979 (v.11#3) pg. 26

A look at what is available in bank mortgages for inner-city restoration.
APARTMENT LIFE Jun 1980 (v.12#6) pg. 20

Tips on how to avoid the ten most common mistakes in buying a home.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1971 (v.49#9) pg. 46

How to compute how much your home is worth today.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1972 (v.50#9) pg. 24

How to make an intelligent try at selling your house yourself. Includes a discussion of attitude, how to get your house ready for sale, deciding how much to ask, how to advertise, facts you should have to answer questions, and when to use an attorney.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1973 (v.51#5) pg. 14

Seven pages on how to shop for a new home. Gives tips on checking out the neighborhood, evaluating the site, studying the floor plan and judging the styling of the exterior. Includes a list of 50 questions to ask the builder.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1973 (v.51#9) pg. 54

A look at how you can use the equity in your home to get financial leverage. Three possibilities are explored: open-end borrowing, refinancing your present mortgage, and placing a second mortage.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1974 (v.52#3) pg. 24

How to choose a real estate broker. What you should look for.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1974 (v.52#6) pg. 12

Ten ways to help you get mortgage money today.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1974 (v.52#8) pg. 16

A look at some of the questions that should be considered when analyzing whether to buy a condominium or cooperative.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1975 (v.53#4) pg. 6

A look at the National Association of Home Builder's Home Owners Warranty plan.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1976 (v.54#2) pg. 120

Homeowners and the law. Your rights and obligations. Two articles give guidelines about the rights of "ownership" and "privacy and protection".
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1976 (v.54#3) pg. 16

A look at the economics of home ownership and the investment benefits of today's housing.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1977 (v.55#3) pg. 10

Eight ways to protect your home investment. Covers (1) cutting energy costs, (2) maintenance, (3) improvements, (4) insurance, (5) property taxes, (6) local conditions, (7) use of income tax breaks, and (8) refinancing to free up your equity.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1977 (v.55#4) pg. 37

A look at which home improvements pay off best when you sell.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1977 (v.55#5) pg. 46

A look at when it may not pay to pay off your mortgage early.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1978 (v.56#5) pg. 258

Tax rules and some strategies you need to know before you sell your house.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1978 (v.56#6) pg. 46

How to halve your down payment when buying a home by using private mortgage insurance.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1978 (v.56#11) pg. 18

Should you take on a second mortgage? A look at the problems and other items to consider.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1979 (v.57#3) pg. 17

How to figure the real cost of owning a home.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1979 (v.57#6) pg. 40

How to finance a home sale when the buyer can't get mortgage financing or cannot come up with as large a downpayment as the lenders are demanding.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1979 (v.57#6) pg. 74

Advice that can help you speed up the process of selling your house without sacrificing a fair price.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1979 (v.57#8) pg. 17

A look at home warranties, what they do and don't cover.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1979 (v.57#9) pg. 15

What to ask when looking for a house.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1980 (v.58#3) pg. F8

How to protect your home from foreclosure when you can't keep up your mortgage payments.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1980 (v.58#6) pg. 84

SPECIAL SECTION: Home buying and selling.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1985 (v.63#3) pg. 69

Fixed to sell. Tips on selective home improvements that help you get a better price and faster sale.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1989 (v.67#4) pg. 58

Trading up. How to pay for a bigger, better home.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1990 (v.68#2) pg. 74

Staking your claim. The importance of a professional land survey when buying, selling, and improving your property.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1984 (v.7#6) pg. 40

Selling your own house takes foresight, savvy and lots of nerve. Some tips.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1984 (v.7#10) pg. 41

For sale by owner. How to sell your own home.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1991 (v.14#12) pg. 21

Checklist of items to inspect when buying a home.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #199 May-Jun 1979 (v.29#5) pg. 68

How to pay off a mortgage twice as fast.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #209 May-Jun 1980 (v.30#5) pg. 68
Added Info FAMILY HANDYMAN #212 Oct 1980 (v.30#8) pg. 68

Sell your home for thousands more. Tips on exterior and interior improvements that will help make a good impression.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #210 Jul-Aug 1980 (v.30#6) pg. 64

What will your house be worth? A look at several factors which will affect the value of your home in the years to come.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #219 May-Jun 1981 (v.31#5) pg. 49

How to investigate houses which require substantial repair and remodeling in order to determine if they would make a good investment for the handyman homeowner.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #220 Jul-Aug 1981 (v.31#6) pg. 30

How to find a bargain-priced house. Tips from Sylvia Porter.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #220 Jul-Aug 1981 (v.31#6) pg. 76

How to sell your house. Tips from Sylvia Porter for those who either do it themselves or use a realtor.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #221 Sep 1981 (v.31#7) pg. 80

Straight talk about mortgages.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #222 Oct 1981 (v.31#8) pg. 76

How to finance your owner-built home.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #229 May-Jun 1982 (v.32#5) pg. 102

Getting your home ready to sell fast. Real estate pros give you tips on home repairs to make.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #249 May-Jun 1984 (v.34#5) pg. 99

How to sell your home quickly. Some tips.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #266 Feb 1986 (v.36#2) pg. 78

25 quick fix-ups that help sell a house fast.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #278 Apr 1987 (v.37#4) pg. 77

Mortgage update. What is available in home mortages and how to calculate the various costs associated with each one.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #2 Apr-May 1981 pg. 8
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #4 Aug-Sep 1981 pg. 13

Financing the owner-contracted home. Some advice.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #4 Aug-Sep 1981 pg. 10

Estimating house construction costs. Accurate cost prediction is an owner-builder's valuable ally for negotiating favorable terms on a building loan.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #4 Aug-Sep 1981 pg. 42

Funds for fixer-uppers. Advice on applying for Federal Housing Administration 203(K) home rehabilitation loans.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #76 Aug-Sep 1992 pg. 70

Finding hidden home flaws before you buy. Tips on areas where flaws often show up.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Mar 1997 (v.224#3) pg. 157

A prepurchase checkup of a house described. Emphasizes foundations, septic systems, mechanical systems and attics. Also includes tips on selecting a professional house-inspection service.
HARROWSMITH #85 May-Jun 1989 (v.14#1) pg. 62

Home improvements that are money in the bank. Cost of various home improvements is compared with their value when a house is sold.
HOME MECHANIX #712 Aug 1987 (v.83) pg. 44

How home warranties work and how to choose one.
HOME MECHANIX #730 Feb 1989 (v.85) pg. 16

Easing the pain of a capital gain. Professional explains how the Tax Reform Act of 1986 affects capital gains earned by selling your house.
HOME MECHANIX #736 Aug 1989 (v.85) pg. 17

Home for sale. A list of the ten best and ten worst ways to sell a home. Includes tips on selling-it-yourself and working with a realtor.
HOME MECHANIX #742 Feb 1990 (v.86) pg. 72

Dealing with real estate agents when selling your home. Advice from a professional.
HOME MECHANIX #744 Apr 1990 (v.86) pg. 10

How home inspectors can help provide information about the condition of a house that's valuable to both buyer and seller.
HOME MECHANIX #745 May 1990 (v.86) pg. 8
Added Info HOME MECHANIX #748 Sep 1990 (v.86) pg. 9

How to do an analysis of your home mortgage escrow account to locate any overcharges.
HOME MECHANIX #754 Apr 1991 (v.87) pg. 13

Preparing for mortgage emergencies. A look at the various kinds of mortgage insurance.
HOME MECHANIX #755 May 1991 (v.87) pg. 12

Advice on refinancing an existing mortgage.
HOME MECHANIX #756 Jun 1991 (v.87) pg. 10

Managing your mortgage. Advice from a professional on making prepayments to reduce the principal amount of the loan.
HOME MECHANIX #759 Oct 1991 (v.87) pg. 11
Added Info HOME MECHANIX #761 Dec 1991-Jan 1992 (v.87) pg. 5

Use your home to beat the IRS. Advice on keeping careful tax records (and using your home for business purposes) in order to reduce your annual tax bill and capital gains taxes when you sell.
HOME MECHANIX #762 Feb 1992 (v.88) pg. 20

Effective do-it-yourself pre-buy home inspection. Advice from a professional includes a checklist.
HOME MECHANIX #764 Apr 1992 (v.88) pg. 22

Nine ways to raise money for remodeling.
HOME MECHANIX #765 May 1992 (v.88) pg. 20

Advice on overcoming tight credit when shopping for a house or car loan.
HOME MECHANIX #766 Jun 1992 (v.88) pg. 22

Home upgrades that pay for themselves. Includes a worksheet to compute the payback period.
HOME MECHANIX #767 Jul-Aug 1992 (v.88) pg. 30

What to do if your mortgage application is denied.
HOME MECHANIX #768 Sep 1992 (v.88) pg. 22

Advice on selling your house yourself. Looks at typical closing costs, qualifying a potential buyer, using an attorney, etc.
HOME MECHANIX #769 Oct 1992 (v.88) pg. 10

Information on applying for a home-improvement mortgage under the HUD 203(k) program.
HOME MECHANIX #771 Dec 1992-Jan 1993 (v.88) pg. 12

Evaluating your options for borrowing on the equity of your home.
HOME MECHANIX #772 Feb 1993 (v.89) pg. 22

Tax tips for home sellers. How to determine if you will incure capital gain taxes.
HOME MECHANIX #773 Mar 1993 (v.89) pg. 26

Adjustable-rate mortgages and the impact of economic indexes on the interest rate.
HOME MECHANIX #774 Apr 1993 (v.89) pg. 21

Getting an appraisal and setting a price on a house.
HOME MECHANIX #777 Jul-Aug 1993 (v.89) pg. 32

Home improvement value survey. Appraisers detail which remodeling projects add the most value to your home.
HOME MECHANIX #778 Sep 1993 (v.89) pg. 51

Advice on buying a house at auction.
HOME MECHANIX #779 Oct 1993 (v.89) pg. 42

Determining how much mortgage money you can borrow.
HOME MECHANIX #780 Nov 1993 (v.89) pg. 32

Filling out and using home seller disclosure forms. Some tips.
HOME MECHANIX #783 Mar 1994 (v.90) pg. 28

Home warranties. A review of basic and optional coverages.
HOME MECHANIX #784 Apr 1994 (v.90) pg. 34

Saving on home mortgage interest expenses.
HOME MECHANIX #787 Jul-Aug 1994 (v.90) pg. 32

Effective house hunting tips. Checklist for the initial inspection. Putting the deal together.
HOME MECHANIX #789 Oct 1994 (v.90) pg. 22

Retirement cash from your home. How "reverse mortgages" work.
HOME MECHANIX #790 Nov 1994 (v.90) pg. 28

Financing a home. Understanding points and buydowns.
HOME MECHANIX #801 Dec 1995-Jan 1996 (v.91) pg. 14

Advice on home-equity loans and when to use them.
HOME MECHANIX #804 Apr 1996 (v.92) pg. 20

Fixer-uppers. Advice on investigating before buying. How to find one, how to realistically evaluate costs and obtain financing.
HOME MECHANIX #805 May 1996 (v.92) pg. 82

A look at the costs and benefits of mortgage refinancing.
HOME MECHANIX #806 Jun 1996 (v.92) pg. 14

The bottom line on home improvements. A detailed look at how remodeling costs translate into resale value.
HOME MECHANIX #806 Jun 1996 (v.92) pg. 45

In search of the affordable house. Tips on ways to stretch your home-buying dollars.
HOMEOWNER Apr 1989 (v.14#3) pg. 26

For sale by owner. How to sell your house without a broker.
HOMEOWNER May 1990 (v.15#4) pg. 18

Locating and correcting costly mistakes in your adjustable-rate mortgage payments.
HOMEOWNER Oct 1990 (v.15#8) pg. 11

Financing home improvements. Some suggestions on sources of money.
HOMEOWNER Nov 1990 (v.15#9) pg. 14

The remodeling report. Your guide to making the right home improvement decisions in today's real estate market. Looks at kitchens, bathrooms, additions, outdoor living, landscaping, storage, etc.
HOMEOWNER Nov 1990 (v.15#9) pg. 33

Marketing techniques for selling your house in a slow market.
HOMEOWNER Mar 1991 (v.16#2) pg. 13

A look at what is available in precut, component and shell homes. Guidelines on what to look for, financing considerations and ways to minimize costs and maximize quality.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jul-Aug 1978 (v.3#4) pg. 44

What your home loan really costs. Charts show the impact of loan settlement charges if you sell your home before the mortgage is paid off.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jul-Aug 1979 (v.4#4) pg. 12

How to buy an affordable home in the city. Tips on assessing an older neighborhood and how to evaluate an old house.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Mar-Apr 1980 (v.5#2) pg. 6

How to make your house more salable. Tips on minor repairs and decorating to improve the appearance.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Sep-Oct 1982 (v.7#5) pg. 42

Adjustable mortgages. How they work.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jan-Feb 1983 (v.8#1) pg. 81

Program calculates the relative costs of buying a home versus renting a home. Written in BASIC.

The ABC's of selling your house.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #491 Apr 1969 (v.65) pg. 66

How to sell your house without a real estate agent.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #526 Mar 1972 (v.68) pg. 60

How to save on mortgage closing costs.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #541 Jun 1973 (v.69) pg. 60

How to judge a house you want to buy.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #613 Jun 1979 (v.75) pg. 64

Bringing down the high cost of housing. Tactics that put home ownership within your reach.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #660 May 1983 (v.79) pg. 41

Finding home-mortgage money in the 1980's.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #661 Jun 1983 (v.79) pg. 50

How to buy a house that must be relocated, move it and remodel it on its new site. Tips from a couple in Michigan who did it.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #51 May-Jun 1978 pg. 69

How to slice your mortgage in half, legally. Add extra amounts to each payment which are applied to the principal only.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #70 Jul-Aug 1981 pg. 150

Tips on steps to take immediately if you should lose your job in order to prevent foreclosure on your home at some later date.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #82 Jul-Aug 1983 pg. 61

How to afford a new house. A special issue. A look at owner-built houses, small houses, expandable houses, kits, mortgages, learning how to build, superinsulation, salvaged building materials, etc.
NEW SHELTER Feb 1981 (v.2#2) pg. 23+

A real-estate lawyer views home buying. Part 1. What is the role of the sellers and the buyers agent.
NEW SHELTER Sep 1983 (v.4#7) pg. 70

A real-estate lawyer views home buying. Part 2. Good ways to cut prices and problems.
NEW SHELTER Oct 1983 (v.4#8) pg. 70

For sale by owner. How to improve your chances of selling your house without the need for a realtor.
NEW SHELTER Oct 1984 (v.5#8) pg. 32

What to look for when shopping for a new or not-so-new home.
NEW SHELTER Feb 1985 (v.6#2) pg. 47

How to buy a home that will increase in value. Tips on identifying a neighborhood that is in upward transition.
NEW SHELTER Apr 1985 (v.6#4) pg. 22

Guidelines to refinancing a home. Includes a list of the main types of fees involved and shortcuts to mortgage payoffs.
NEW SHELTER Sep 1985 (v.6#7) pg. 42

Strategies to make buying a home a financial reality. Includes a monthly mortgage payment table that helps determine how much house you can afford. Also includes information on how to buy the best investment and maximize resale value. Differing factors for the first-time buyer, the buyer moving up and for those ready to retire are considered.
NEW SHELTER Apr 1986 (v.7#4) pg. 40

A look at modern mortgage options and guidelines on how to choose a fixed versus adjustable mortgage.
NEW SHELTER Apr 1986 (v.7#4) pg. 46

How to negotiate the best price for a house.
NEW SHELTER Apr 1986 (v.7#4) pg. 53

How to have a house inspected by a professional service.
NEW SHELTER Apr 1986 (v.7#4) pg. 54

A checklist of easy fix-up ideas that will help a home sell.
NEW SHELTER May-Jun 1986 (v.7#5) pg. 57

An inspection checklist for older buildings.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1987 (v.15#5) pg. 40

Financing old-house restoration in the 1990s. A guide to sources of funding.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May-Jun 1992 (v.20#3) pg. 52, 58

Pennies from heaven. A look at new tax relief programs that benefit restorers of owner-occupied homes and a discussion of what it takes to qualify.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1997 (v.25#1) pg. 24

How to buy a good old house. What to watch out for and how much repairs may cost.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1969 (v.132#3) pg. 139

How to spot trouble when you inspect a house you hope to buy. Includes an inspection checklist and photos of potential problems to look for.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1979 (v.151#4) pg. 179

A checklist of the 15 most common house problems to look for when buying a house or doing an annual inspection.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1985 (v.162#6) pg. 40

Remodeling returns. A brief look at the return-on-investment of common home improvement projects and the tax implications.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1990 (v.167#2) pg. 36

How to finance home improvements. Included in a SPECIAL SECTION on kitchen remodeling.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1990 (v.167#4) pg. 118

How to buy an older home. Tips on locating a home, doing a pre-purchase inspection, etc.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Nov-Dec 1988 (v.3#9) pg. 24
Added Info PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Feb 1989 (v.4#1) pg. 13

Tips on negotiating with a real estate broker for a lower fee.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Mar 1989 (v.4#2) pg. 14
Added Info PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Sep 1989 (v.4#6) pg. 10

Tips on selling your own home and notes on some expertise that can be hired.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Jul-Aug 1989 (v.4#5) pg. 29

A look at laws on disclosing defects when selling a house and legal recourse for buyers who have unknowingly purchased a home that has a dangerous problem.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Sep 1989 (v.4#6) pg. 26

Buying a repossessed house through the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) bidding process. Some tips.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Feb 1990 (v.5#1) pg. 16

Home inspection survey. Getting a professional inspection before buying a house. A guide to the top ten house problems and estimated costs to correct.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Mar 1990 (v.5#2) pg. 73

Tax implications of remodeling. How to keep the long-term impact on property values and taxes to a minimum.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Apr 1990 (v.5#3) pg. 26

Home improvement survey. A look at the top ten remodeling projects, their costs, and their resale value after 5 years.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER May-Jun 1990 (v.5#4) pg. 39

Home-made money. Advice on selecting and using reverse mortgages.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Sep 1990 (v.5#6) pg. 22

Mortage program will calculate your monthly payments for various interest rates when given the number of years of the loan. Written in BASIC.
SCIENCE & ELECTRONICS [2] Mar-Apr 1981 (v.21#2) pg. 48

Tips on selling your house yourself, without a real estate agent.
SUNSET Jun 1977 (v.158#6) pg. 130

Ten tough questions about home mortgage money and houses.
SUNSET Feb 1983 (v.170#2) pg. 98

The money game. A plan for choosing the best way to finance a remodeling project.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #817 Jul-Aug 1997 (v.93) pg. 65

For the records. A description of which home-related paper documents you ought to keep and for how long.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #821 Dec 1997-Jan 1998 (v.93) pg. 39

Projects that pay. Rating six home improvement projects under $9,000 for their long-term return on investment (payback) at the time of sale.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #822 Feb 1998 (v.94) pg. 37

How to inspect a home before you buy it.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1981 (v.37#2) pg. 36

Inspect a house before buying. Some tips on what to look for.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1985 (v.41#4) pg. 46

Preparing your house for resale. Tips on removing clutter, cleaning, and interior painting.
WORKBENCH Apr-May 1992 (v.48#2) pg. 54

Twelve of the most common "serious" defects to check for when purchasing a house. Tips on choosing a qualified home inspector and what questions to ask.
WORKBENCH Apr-May 1994 (v.50#2) pg. 14