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Real Estate News

When single homeowners pair up, what happens to their real estate?

CHICAGO - It's a classic story: Two people meet, fall in love, decide to move in together. If the lovebirds are moving from one rented pad to another, it's a simple enough plan to wait until a lease is over and search for a shared abode. But if, like many young professionals, both halves of the couple already own property, the path to domestic bliss becomes a bit more complex.

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The Mortgage Professor: Why do borrowers pay for mortgage insurance?

Last week, I wrote an article on how home mortgage borrowers who have been required to purchase mortgage insurance could earn a high rate of return by paying it off - with the help of a new spreadsheet now on my website. That article ignored what would have been the first question posed by a smart visitor from Mars: Why does the borrower pay for insurance that protects the lender?

Real Estate News

Real estate Q&A: Tenant may need approval for boyfriend to stay over

Q: I have been renting a condominium for the past several years. The man I have been dating stays over frequently. A board member approached me and told me I need to fill out a tenant application and pay a fee for my boyfriend. The condo rules state that guests may not stay more than 14 days in any six-month period. My landlord is unaware of any of this. It all seems so juvenile to ask if I can have a sleepover. Do we need to pay this fee?

Politics & Government

Order up! Bluffton OKs food trucks

Bluffton Town Council unanimously approved Tuesday an ordinance that allows food trucks to begin operating inside town limits. The council also gave their blessing to a resolution that formalizes the board’s opposition to initial plans for the redevelopment of Hilton Head National Golf Club.

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Bluffton Town Council says no way to Hilton Head National annexation

Bluffton Town Councilmen Harry Lutz, Larry Toomer and Mayor Lisa Sulka speak out against the prospect of the town annexing the Hilton Head National Golf Club should negotiations between the owner of the course and Beaufort County leaders collapse.
Lucas High lhigh@islandpacket.com
Bluffton Town Council says no way to Hilton Head National annexation 0:55

Bluffton Town Council says no way to Hilton Head National annexation

A look inside Chad Holbrook's old lake front house 1:23

A look inside Chad Holbrook's old lake front house

Gamecock baseball coach Chad Holbrook sold his house, here's what it looks like 1:23

Gamecock baseball coach Chad Holbrook sold his house, here's what it looks like

'Hilton Head' branding, in greater Bluffton 0:36

'Hilton Head' branding, in greater Bluffton