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By Richard MontgomeryMore Content NowReader question: Monty, we want to make an offer on a house. Our agent wrote up a contract with a financing contingency that says “subject to buyer obtaining financing.” We are wondering if that wording is enough. We asked, and the answer was “you either get a loan or you don’t.” Is our agent right? Michael and Sarah P. Monty’s answer: Contingencies in purchase agreements are...

Posted Jul 29, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Tip of the WeekInstead of a hefty investment in a full bathroom remodeling, some simple and affordable changes can make a noticeable difference. Here are some that can be done in a single weekend:Enhance walls with color and...

Posted Jul 26, 2014 at 1:00 PM

The summer season is upon us. No doubt the cool, sweet pleasures of ice cream are frequently enjoyed. Have you ever shaken or rolled a can — or cranked an ice cream maker — to make homemade ice cream? You want the finished...

Updated Jul 23, 2014 at 9:14 AM

By Laura FirsztNetworxOne of summer’s greatest joys is dining al fresco on juicy hamburgers or marinated mushroom kabobs fresh off the flame. It’s not only fun, it’s also green; if you live in a...

Posted Jul 23, 2014 at 1:01 AM

By Richard MontgomeryMore Content NowReader question: Monty, we inherited two 16-unit apartment buildings from my father. They have been in the family for over 30 years. I never took an interest in real estate until now, but...

Posted Jul 22, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Tip of the WeekWith summer in full bloom, you may be looking for easy do-it-yourself projects to spruce up your backyard before the season ends. Finding ways to repurpose old items while mixing in new materials helps extend...

Posted Jul 19, 2014 at 1:00 PM

If your overall financial picture needs to be improved, it's going to take some time.However, you've got to start somewhere, and your monthly expenses are a good place to begin. Saving $50 per month may not sound like much, but if...

Updated Jul 16, 2014 at 8:37 PM

After Pittsburg received a grant for a hiking/biking trail from the state last year, city officials didn't expect much when they applied in 2014. In fact, there were plenty of reasons to believe they would come up empty-handed the second...

Updated Jul 16, 2014 at 9:09 AM

By Laura FirsztNetworxBeachy style brings to mind long lazy days at the shore ... and it can add coziness and personality to an inland house or apartment as well as it does to a seaside cottage. If you are stuck in the city...

Posted Jul 16, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Reader question: Monty, we are getting our house ready to put on the market. The advice from different agents has generated a variety of contrasting opinions about how to prepare the house for showings. We feel like two of the agents are...

Posted Jul 12, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Headlines the past few years have mentioned the comeback of canning, or preserving, foods at home. Karen Blakeslee, food science extension associate for K-State Research and Extension and coordinator of the Rapid Response Center, teaches...

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