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Housing in East Toledo

HousingHeaderSmall In this special report Housing in East Toledo: A Downward Spiral or Opportunity?, Press reporters look at the precipitous decline in housing   values, what contributed to that decline, the emergence of absentee landlords and what is being done to rekindle the American Dream of owning a home.

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With interest rates still relatively low and home prices favoring buyers, now is a good time for potential homebuyers to get pre-approved for loans, says Elizabeth Kollar, Sr. Vice President Mortgage Lending at Fifth Third Bank.

“Get all your ducks in row and work with your loan officer to get yourself pre-approved so that you can use that as a negotiating tool when placing your bids on homes,” says Kollar, who’s worked with many borrowers in the East Toledo market.

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Giving money to people along road

Do you feel compelled to give money to people holding signs along the road asking for money?
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