Real Estate Headlines for Saturday, December 20, 2014
Q: What should I consider when remodeling the bathroom?

A:  Don’t jump too quickly to discard reusable fixtures.  If your tub is in relatively good shape, consider having it re-glazed instead of replaced, according to the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.  As for the wall...

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Net lease. Lease requiring the tenant to pay all the costs incurred in maintaining a property, including taxes, insurance, repairs, and other expenses normally required of the owner.

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Convey. To transfer property from one person to another.

 

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Q: What Are Some of The Legal Considerations Relative to Remodeling?

A: There are many, including those surrounding zoning, permits, variances, and building codes.   All of these regulations are the government’s way of controlling the physical development of land and public-safety standards for such thin...

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Six Ways to Start Fresh in an Old Home

Buying an older home can net you lots of charm and character, often at a more affordable price than you’d pay for a newer model. But, say home improvement gurus, a few strategic renovations can go a long way toward making it more comfortable and ...

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Q: What should I know about mechanics liens?

A:  A mechanic’s lien is a “hold” against your property that provides contractors and suppliers legal recourse to assure payment for services.  The liens vary from state to state and allow f...

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Assumption of mortgage. Taking title to property that has an existing mortgage, and being personally liable for its payment as a condition of the sale.  

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Tips for a Faster Sale at a Higher Price in 2015

Many homeowners today are wondering how to improve the appearance of their property for a faster sale at the highest possible price. With the start of 2015 around the corner, now is the ideal time to consider a variety of fresh and creative ways, both ...

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Q: Who are the professionals that do home improvements?

A:  They vary depending on the size and scope of your job. General contractors are companies or individuals who contract with you to manage all aspects of the project, including hiring and supervising subcontracto...

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As is. Said of property offered for sale in its present condition with no guarantees as to quality and no promise of repair or fix-up by the seller; property is purchased in exactly the condition in which it is found.

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