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September 28, 2018

Can a home buyer sue these sellers for leaving their stuff behind? Despite their best efforts to reschedule the closing date and complete a quick move, the sellers left some valuables in the house. Now they’re worried the buyers will sue them.

Q. The buyer for our home...

June 29, 2018

Q. I’m looking to buy a home where the typical property sells for about $200,000. I have saved up about $25,000. Should I wait until I have $40,000 to buy the home or try to buy it now and pay private mortgage insurance (PMI)?

A. We love that you’re thinking about buyin...

March 30, 2018

From credentials to the title of  surveying documents, there’s a lot to look out for to see if the surveyor is up to snuff.

Q. When we purchased land we had a new survey done. Three months later, during our construction process, our lender required that the footprint of...

February 17, 2018

Landlord rights when a tenant breaks the lease vary based on the wording of the lease agreement and state regulations. Here’s what you need to know.

Q. I have tenants who signed a six-month lease last month. A few days after they signed, they informed me that they just...

January 18, 2018

Handling tax issues with a rent-to-own home can cause some tension between the landlord and tenant. You’ll want to have all the details before you make your next move.

Q. I’ve been renting-to-own a home for a little over a year now. The owner of the home told me he woul...

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