If you have a spare room in your home and are thinking of renting it out as a way to earn some extra cash, don't jump the gun too quickly. There are some matters you will want to check on first to ensure that what you are doing is legal in your jurisdiction and that you aren't setting yourself up for problems down the road. Is the bedroom in the basement or an attic?
19 November 2015
Buying a piece of real estate seems, at least on the surface, pretty simple. You find a property you like, pay for it, and then it's yours, right? Unfortunately, things aren't quite that simple. Buying real estate and getting all the rights to which you are entitled can be tricky, especially with all the real estate scams going on. While there are some real estate transactions that are fairly simple and straightforward, it's always best to consult with a real estate lawyer for advice and guidance throughout the buying process.
11 November 2015
If you have a lien on your home, whether for taxes or any other reason, then this can complicate things when you eventually decide to sell your property. For starters, you may not be legally able to close on a home sale if you have a lien on your property. Even if your state does allow this, the existence of a lien could turn some buyers off. If you're even thinking about selling a home with a lien on it, there are some things you need to know before you proceed.
30 October 2015