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Holden Lewis
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Lives in Jupiter, Florida
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There's a right way and a bunch of wrong ways to fire your home contractor.
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I am realtor- Agent how I cab be expert on dealing with REO/ Foreclosure home. How I can  contact  REO of the bank for properties. Any suggestion . Any certification for REO 
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5 housing trends this winter: Why it's a good time to buy (if you can get through the snow to look at houses).
Early 2015 may be a good time to buy a home, and not only because mortgage rates are low. Learn about other trends with real estate and mortgages.
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Stories of lowdown, mean squatters who got squashed -- and one cool squatter who ended up owning his place.
What happens when squatters try to take houses that don't belong to them? Here are 6 true cases of squatters.
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Shopping secrets of Black Friday ninjas
How do you get the best holiday bargains? Black Friday ninjas -- super-shoppers, consumer experts, retailers -- tell Bankrate their top secrets.
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If you have a reverse mortgage or are thinking of getting one, should you tell your children about it? Yes, it should be a part of your estate plan. Here's how to start the conversation with your adult kids.
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We prefer to put our freshman in a dorm, but, hey, some folks want their kids to live in condos. Here's how to decide.
Buying property for your college kid might be a good investment. But before you ditch the dorm for a condo, consider these 3 factors.
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How to motivate your home contractor -- without threatening violence!
How do you manage your home contractor to get him to do the best work? Here's some advice.
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If you give financial help to your grown kids now, you could hurt your ability to retire comfortably.
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When your time horizon is short, lender-paid mortgage insurance is cheaper than the regular kind. With lender-paid mortgage insurance, you pay a higher interest rate, rather than a monthly premium.
To avoid paying private mortgage insurance, consider getting lender-paid mortgage insurance, or LPMI. See how to compare all of your mortgage insurance options.
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If you want to get organized in the new year, you might as well start now with these tips. I'm gonna wait a few years, though.
Have a resolution to clean up your act? Here are easy ways to be neat without being a freak -- or spending a fortune.
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Real Estate Adviser: A day after Mom signed a contract with a Realtor, a buyer knocked on the door. The Realtor didn't find the buyer. Is there some sort of three-day right of rescission with real-estate contracts?
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When improving your home, make it nice, but not too nice for the neighborhood.
Don't make your house too nice for the neighborhood. Learn how to avoid overimproving your home.
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  • Bankrate.com
    Editor, 1999 - present
  • Associated Press
    1986 - 1990
  • Toledo Blade
    1990 - 1999
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Jupiter, Florida
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Fort Worth, Texas - Denton, Texas - Baltimore - El Paso, Texas - Lubbock, Texas - Toledo, Ohio - Jupiter, Florida - Fort Worth, Texas
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I edit articles about mortgages and real estate for Bankrate.com, where you can find my blog, Mortgage Matters. I was 2009 president of the National Association of Real Estate Editors and have won numerous awards for my work as a reporter and blogger.
Education
  • University of North Texas
    Journalism, 1981 - 1985
  • Arlington Heights High School
    1977 - 1981
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