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Approved! The Latest on Springs

BACK IN DECEMBER, I started this blog with a post about my search for the ‘perfect’ beach (or country) cottage, and took you along on some of my house-hunting forays to the North Fork and Hudson Valley. In January, I … Continue reading

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Contract Remorse

THIS WEEK I went to contract on a 1940s shingled cottage in Springs (or is it “the” Springs? I guess I’ll find out). It’s a hamlet a few miles north of East Hampton, on Long Island’s South Fork. I should … Continue reading

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Tight Fists in the Mortgage Market

IN LATE 2007, I GOT A NEW MORTGAGE from Sovereign Bank on an investment property in Philadelphia, and refinanced a weekend house in upstate New York with Countrywide, just before the fall. In both cases, despite a perfectly lovely FICO … Continue reading

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