How to Remove a Name from the Mortgage

How to Remove a Name from the Mortgage. Usually the easiest way to get a ...
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Read Legal Documents Before Signing

Read Legal Documents Before Signing: If you don’t understand them, ask questions. By Ilyce Glink ...
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The Condition Use of the Quit Claim Deed

The Condition Use of the Quit Claim Deed.  By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin ...
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Homeowner Association Fees

Homeowner Association Fees: Homeowners associations have great latitude and discretion in running the associations. By ...
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Leaving Real Estate to Children

Leaving real estate to children, you’re generally far better off inheriting property than using a ...
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What to Expect Searching Your Home’s Title Online

What to expect when you search for your home's title online. Homeowners should be aware ...
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Inheriting a Property in Pennsylvania

Inheriting a Property in Pennsylvania. That state has some unusual rules that directly affect our ...
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Sell the Farm or Lease the Land

Sell the Farm or Lease the Land. The land could be rented and they could ...
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Real Estate and Documents

Real Estate and Documents: Keeping these documents well-organized in the cloud will serve you well ...
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Buying a Home As-Is

Buying a Home As-Is. If the home inspector finds significant or material issue with the ...
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Your Home Inspector Missed Something

Your Home Inspector Missed Something. We highly recommend buyers go to their own home inspection ...
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Avoid Probate with a Living Trust

Avoid Probate with a Living Trust: As the owner of the trust and the trustee, ...
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What is Special Assessment Insurance Coverage

Homeowners insurance companies can issue an endorsement to a condominium policy which is designed to ...
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Can a Buyer Cancel Purchase Agreement?

Can a Buyer Cancel Purchase Agreement? When you sign a purchase agreement, you are contractually ...
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Review and Update Your Homeowners Insurance

Review and Update Your Homeowners Insurance: The policy should be in the name of the ...
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Who is Responsible for Private Road Maintenance?

Who is Responsible for Private Road Maintenance? The responsibility of rules and maintenance of the ...
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Condo Associations Should Have How Much in Reserves

Condo Associations Should Have How Much in Reserves? More buildings should have more in reserves ...
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Buying a House with Open Permits

Buying a House with Open Permits: As you might have gathered from your open permit ...
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Transferring Property into a Living Trust

Transferring property into a living trust: Have an attorney prepare a deed of conveyance to ...
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Putting Your Child’s Name on a Property

Putting Your Child's Name on a Property -We don’t think parents should put real estate ...
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Real Estate and Capital Gains Tax

This week’s column features thoughts, comments and suggestions from our readers about real estate and ...
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Consider Non-Family Member for End-of-Life Agent

Consider Non-Family Member for End-of-Life Agent. A business person who can read my end-of-life wishes ...
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Managing Parents Real Estate Portfolio

Managing Parents Real Estate Portfolio. The right answer starts with a deep conversation with parents ...
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Gift Tax on Money Acquired by Elder Abuse

Gift Tax on Money Acquired by Elder Abuse. When a parent gifts money to children ...
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Selling Combined Lots? What are the Tax Implications

Selling Combined Lots? What are the Tax Implications. Figuring out the Cost Basis and Capital ...
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Neighbor Dispute About Shared Private Road

Neighbor dispute about shared private road. Private roads are governed by easement agreements. An easement ...
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Estate Planning: Living Trust or LLC for Properties

Estate Planning: Living Trust or LLC for properties. Its time to go over your estate ...
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Buying a Home Without a Buyer’s Agent

Buying a home without a buyer's agent. A mistake made when buying a home could ...
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Understanding the Cost Basis of a Home

Understanding the cost basis of a home. Rental property vs primary residence effects the taxes ...
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Error in Title Documents for Condo

Error in title documents for condo. Make sure that you are looking at the document ...
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Understanding a Quit Claim Deed after Divorce

By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I divorced my husband two years ago ...
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Tax Implications of Adding a Child to a Deed

By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: My mother put me on the deed ...
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Dealing with an Association

When dealing with an Association, you should understand the rules and get involved. By Ilyce ...
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Family Dynamics and Estate Planning

Family Dynamics and Estate Planning: Parents should discuss their finances and any arrangements they’ve made ...
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When Can a Seller Back Out of a Contract

When can a seller back out of a contract. Almost none contain clauses that discuss ...
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Moving Costs Seniors Should Consider

Moving costs seniors should consider. They will need to hire extra hands to help them ...
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Adding a House Into a Trust

Adding a house into a trust. You need to prepare a deed to transfer the ...
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Dividing an Inherited Property

Dividing an inherited property. How do you split a property when one person gets 80 ...
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Ideas to Consider When Deciding to Declutter a Home

Ideas to consider when deciding to declutter a home. Whether it is yours or someone ...
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Why Sellers Might Waive Home Inspection

Why sellers might waive home inspection. There are valid reasons not to permit an inspection ...
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Can a Landlord Terminate a Lease

Can a landlord terminate a lease? The answers to your questions can be found in ...
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The Dangers of Overpaying for Property

The dangers of overpaying for property; buyers should think about if they buy homes with ...
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Handling an Unsolicited Low Offer

Handling an unsolicited low offer. The listing broker should tell you that and give you ...
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Should Seniors Buy or Rent

Should seniors buy or rent: You should consider how you will age in your home ...
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Selling While Home Prices Are High

Selling while home prices are high. If you’re tired of living in your home, or ...
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How Can You Find Out If You Are Listed On A Trust?

How can you find out if you are listed on a trust: if you are ...
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What documents do you get when you payoff a mortgage

What documents do you get when you payoff a mortgage: a release of mortgage and ...
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Buying vs Renting a Home

Deciding between buying vs renting a home comes down to financial considerations and personal preferences, ...
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Validity of a Power of Attorney

The validity of a power of attorney remains until the principal dies. Once the principal ...
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Suing a Seller for Non Disclosure

Get your proof ready if you are suing a seller for non disclosure of a ...
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Getting Rid of a Timeshare

Getting rid of a timeshare can be a nightmare and the expenses drag you down ...
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Home Inspector Missed Problems

My home inspector missed problems with the home I just purchased. Can I sue the ...
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Selling Home to a Developer

What should you consider when selling home to a developer? Is price the only factor? ...
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Real Estate Agent Cancels Listing

Real estate agent cancels listing agreement against my wishes. Can she do that? Do I ...
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Is This A Housing Bubble?

Is this a housing bubble or is it just a housing shortage? The US is ...
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Paying Taxes on Family Home Sale

If you inherited the family home, you need to know if you're going to be ...
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Fix Mistake from Closing

Should you fix mistake from closing or keep extra land that was included in the ...
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Shortage of Homes For Sale

There is a shortage of homes for sale in the United States of up to ...
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A Cash Offer For a Home

A cash offer for a home means a buyer either has the money in the ...
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Benefits of Multigenerational Housing

The benefits of multigenerational housing are there but you need to set it up carefully ...
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