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Aging in Place: an Emerging Real Estate Topic

While much attention is directed at the horde of youthful first-time homebuyers, the Millennials and GenXers aren’t the only groups who are having a substantial influence on the direction of the real estate market. Whether they are tagged “mature,” “aging,” or downright “elderly,” the over 55-crowd comprise an increasingly influential ...

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Equifax Hack Could Affect Mortgage Applicants

When news of the Equifax hack first broke, the credit ratings giant scrambled to minimize fallout from this massive personal information breach. After an initial embarrassing misstep (they tried to have affected consumers sign off on Equifax’s liability), the company moved to ameliorate the hack by offering free ID protection ...

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A Good News Item Buried in Hurricane Coverage

Last weekend’s regular news should have been promoting all the usual upbeat feature stories about the onset of football season, the start of a brand new school year, the finals of tennis’ last grand slam tournament and the like—but Grand Forks area readers would have gotten eye strain trying to ...

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Top 4 Post-Labor Day House Hunting Changes

A while back, Forbes noted what they called “The Four Ways the Real Estate Market Changes” after Labor Day. The article recognized a truism that holds for most parts of North Dakota and Minnesota—namely, that the period between Labor Day and Thanksgiving is what most of us think of as ...

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