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Options for Escaping a Negative Equity Mortgage

You’re upside down in your mortgage. For whatever reason, the amount you owe on your mortgage is more than the house is even worth anymore, which means you have negative equity. This can be a challenge, especially if you intend to move soon or if you find it difficult to make house payments. Fortunately, [...]

Options for Escaping a Negative Equity Mortgage 2017-12-05T12:30:02+00:00

How to Evict Bad Tenants and Sell

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 [...]

How to Evict Bad Tenants and Sell 2017-11-16T23:55:41+00:00

Should We Rebuild After a Disaster or Walk Away?

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. [...]

Should We Rebuild After a Disaster or Walk Away? 2017-11-16T23:51:17+00:00

Foreclosure: How Long Until I Am Evicted?

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 [...]

Foreclosure: How Long Until I Am Evicted? 2017-09-29T05:45:01+00:00

Facing the Unexpected Relocation

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 [...]

Facing the Unexpected Relocation 2017-09-29T05:41:27+00:00

What a Realtor Does to Earn Commission

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 [...]

What a Realtor Does to Earn Commission 2017-09-05T01:59:59+00:00

Will Bankruptcy Allow Me to Keep My House?

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 [...]

Will Bankruptcy Allow Me to Keep My House? 2017-09-05T02:06:43+00:00