3 Tips for Making Your Dream of Buying a Home Come True [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Some Highlights:

  • Realtor.com recently shared “5 Habits to Start Now If You Hope to Buy a Home in 2017.”
  • Setting up an automatic savings plan that saves a small amount of every check is one of the best ways to save without thinking a lot about it.
  • Living within a budget now will help you save money for down payments and pay down other debts that might be holding you back.

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Investor bags grocery-anchored shopping center in Gladstone

Prospect Plaza, a 190,000-square-foot grocery-anchored shopping center in Gladstone, has changed hands.

An affiliate of Northeast Capital Group, a private investment firm based in Ramapo, New York, bought the center from Brixmor Property Group (NYSE: BRX), a New York City-based real estate investment trust that owns and operates high-quality, open-air retail centers.

The seller was represented by Chicago-based Holliday Fenoglio Fowler LP.

According to a release from Holliday Fenoglio, Prospect…

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KC-made auto sales report: Malibu posts best annual sales since 1980

A major redesign for the Chevrolet Malibu paid off for General Motors, with 2016 sales up 16.9 percent to 227,881 — the vehicle’s best year since 1980.

The Malibu was produced by General Motors from 1964 to 1983, then started up again in 1997. The Fairfax Assembly Plant in Kansas City, Kan., began producing the vehicle in 2004. The Malibu was totally redesigned for the 2016 model year, with the ninth generation of the mid-sized sedan receiving an immediate warm welcome from the public.

The Malibu…

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Selling its parts: Sears makes $900M deal to sell its Craftsman tool brand

Sears Holdings announced Thursday that it has agreed to sell its iconic, 89-year-old Craftsman brand of tools to Stanley Black & Decker.

The Illinois-based retailer announced it will offload Craftsman for $525 million in cash at closing, plus and additional $250 million payment at the end of Year 3 and variable payments for up to 15 years.

Sears (Nasdaq: SHLD) says the net present value of the closing payment plus annual payments is approximately $900 million.

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