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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? 2017-10-16T14:04:23+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

What Does It Mean to Sell a House “As Is”?

When someone is trying to sell a house “as is,” they mean they do not intend to make any improvements or repairs on it. In other words, what the buyer sees is what they get. While that seems simple enough, there are many factors to consider before you sell a home “as is” and [...]

What Does It Mean to Sell a House “As Is”? 2017-09-05T02:15:44+00:00

How to Evict Non-paying Tenants

You’ve tried everything—talking to them, threatening them, changing the locks (assuming that was written into their lease). Nothing has worked. Your tenants just won’t pay their rent no matter what you do.  You need then out of your rental property right now.  But what do you have to do to evict non-paying tenants?  In [...]

How to Evict Non-paying Tenants 2017-09-05T02:19:33+00:00