Eight Helpful Actions Homebuyers Overlook

Reader Question: We sold our home last year to downsize and rented an apartment for a year to try the lifestyle and give us time to consider what we would do next. We are now going to buy a home, but being out of the home buying market for thirty years, what are the big…
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Five Tips To Buy And Share A Personal Residence

Reader Question: My friend and I are thinking about buying a home together. We each have saved enough to pay twenty percent down on a $150,000 home, but by pooling our down payment, we could buy a $300,000 house. We may even invite a third person to join us. We live in a high-value market,…
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Off-Market Listings Are A Bad Idea

  Reader Question: We recently read an online article on one of the major real estate sites about off-market listings. These listings were described as listings not entered into the MLS system. The gist of the article was that there are benefits to using this approach to sell your home in a hot market. We…
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Will The Real Estate Market Crash?

Reader Question: Some people fear another real estate market crash. We see the real estate market has recovered in many markets. We are considering selling our current home and buying or building another house. With these conflicting opinions, it is difficult to figure out whether to go ahead. Do you think the housing market will…
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Emotion Trumps Logic In Home Purchase Dispute

Reader Question: We have an accepted offer on a home. We learned that the floor is vinyl, not laminate as stated on the listing data sheet. Unlike laminate, vinyl adds no value to the house. We asked for a $3,000 price reduction which was less than half of a new laminate floor price. We do…
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