Tips for Empty Nesters on Selling the Family Home

Last spring Cathy and Gary Chester put their ranch home in Morris County, N.J., on the market. Come August, the house is unsold and Cathy admits that she’s enjoying another summer in the home that the couple built 21 years ago. What saddens her is the prospect of closing a chapter in her life. “This is where – young, married, pregnant with my son – I started a new part of my life that ends when I sell the house,” …

Paying It Forward: Banks Give Free Homes to Wounded Vets

Julie Barcheers is on her way to becoming a first-time homeowner without having to buy a house. The 55-year-old Army veteran participates in a program by the Military Warriors Support Foundation that matches those wounded in service with houses donated by major banks. Barcheers recently received the keys to a three-bedroom house in Carriere, Miss. If she pays the annual property taxes and meets other criteria, the house will be hers in three years – free of any mortgage. “For …

Grownup-Phobic NBC Kills “Harry’s Law”

So, you wanna know what NBC thinks about you? Here’s network chairman Bob Greenblatt on the cancellation of the NBC’s most-watched drama, Harry’s Law: “Its audience skewed very old. It’s hard to monetize that.” Yes, it’s hard to monetize you. We’re so sorry, but NBC has a hard time selling you, as a viewer over 50, to advertisers. Simply put, NBC would rather put on a show that