Selling Your Home This Winter?

Cold weather and reduced amounts of daylight are real problems for the home seller who wants or needs to sell their home during the winter months. Not only is it more difficult to get prospective buyers to view homes during the slower winter real estate season, but snow, ice, and a gloomier winter atmosphere can prevent them from seeing all the positive aspects of the homes they view. If you are trying to sell your home during the winter, however, there are some proactive steps you can take to impress prospective buyers at each viewing and help them see your home in its best light. Read More 

Moving To The Country: What You Need To Know About Keeping Livestock

Are you moving out to the country? Many people are attracted to country living because of the prospect of owning their own animals. Sheep, chicken, goats, and even cows can be maintained on a hobby farm that is outside of the city -- but just because real estate is in the country doesn't mean that it can automatically support all types of livestock. Here are a few things you need to know. Read More 

Should You Buy or Rent Waterfront Property?

Your decision to spend more time living on the waterfront was easy. Deciding whether or not to buy or rent the waterfront home might be more challenging. Both options have their advantages and disadvantages to consider.   Should You Buy? There are many reasons that you should consider buying your waterfront home instead of renting it. For instance, there is a real chance to build equity. Waterfront property is highly sought after, and there is less of a risk of losing equity over time with waterfront property than with many other types of real estate. Read More 

3 Important Contacts To Establish Before You List Your Income Property For Rent

If you've purchased a house and have decided to use it as a rental property, then you have to make sure you have all of the contacts necessary to keep it running smoothly. You don't want to end up with a bad tenant or have to keep running over to the house to fix leaky pipes or shovel the driveway. If you want to be a landlord, then you need to treat it as a business and make sure you're responsible. Read More 

How To Get Your Name Off A Mortgage After Divorce In A Community Property State

If you live in a so-called "community property state," this means that after divorce, you and your ex-spouse must divide up all of the debts and assets acquired during the marriage. For many couples, this means selling the home and splitting the money acquired through the sale. But if one of you wants to keep the home, things get a little more complicated. If you're not the one keeping the home, your priority should be to get your name taken off the loan so that you are not responsible for the money owed on that loan. Read More