Why is it that major home repairs come at the least opportune times? And have you noticed that they usually take place on the weekends, when getting them fixed is doubly expensive and cuts into prime family time? What makes repair projects far worse, however, is when you don’t have the money to pay [...]
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You’ve long held that property, and it has fully depreciated. You’re looking forward to selling the property and retiring from the landlord business, but the current tenants are giving you headache after headache. The tenants have to go, but they’re being obstinate—not paying rent, breaking the rules set forth in their lease agreement, and [...]
One of the hardest decisions a homeowner can be faced with is whether or not to rebuild their home in the event a natural disaster has severely damaged or destroyed it. Homes are different than most assets; they can hold decades of memories that are hard to walk from. And then there’s the cost. [...]
Inheriting the home of a deceased loved one can bring about a whole host of issues you’re not prepared for. Depending on your circumstances, and the home’s location, size and condition, you may want to consider keeping it and living there yourself. Or maybe not. Home ownership is a lot of work and you [...]
Foreclosure is a long and difficult process in which your home is seized by your bank. If you have missed payments on your mortgage and haven’t resolved the issue with the lender, odds are, you’ll eventually face foreclosure. Foreclosure Process Typically, before your lender even begins sending you foreclosure notices, they will notify you [...]
Moving is never fun or easy, but the headaches are compounded exponentially if you’re facing a sudden relocation due to a job change or promotion. The thought of putting your home on the market, leaving your furnishings behind for staging reasons, and finding new digs in another city can leave your head swimming. And [...]
Is it time to downsize from your current home into something smaller? You might be averse to downsizing because, let’s face it, moving is no fun. But downsizing could turn out to be a great decision if you are able to move into a living environment that better suits your current needs. It’s Just [...]
When a homeowner sits at the closing table and looks at the fees collected by the realtors involved in the sale of their home, very few are happy to pay 3% of their home’s selling price to each agent. Most sellers underestimate the amount of work real estate agents, for both the buyer and [...]
I Can’t Make My House Payments – Will Bankruptcy Allow Me to Keep My House? If you have fallen behind on house payments, there are usually options available to prevent foreclosure. Most lenders will try to work with you to avoid foreclosure—after all, they want the debt to be paid, and trying to prepare [...]
Owning your own home is one of the few goals we all share. And when it’s time to buy a home, you have a lot of decisions to make and including whether or not you will go the traditional real estate route, or if you will take advantage of the great home values that [...]