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Strategic Landscaping Can Increase Home’s Value

Strategic Landscaping Can Increase Home’s Value

This is the time of year when many homeowners refurbish their landscaping, making their homes more salable and generally more attractive. "Good landscaping could potentially boost a home's value anywhere from...

Can I Drop Escrow from My Home Loan?

PITI - Can I Drop Escrow from My Home Loan?

Dear Edith: You discussed escrow in a recent column, but you didn't say whether I could talk my bank into letting me get out of it. Do you have any advice...

Real Estate - Worried About Deed Transfer on Death

Real Estate - Worried About Deed Transfer on Death

Dear Edith: When my parents died, my brother and I inherited their house. I live in it now. I'm 70 years old, and I have reasons for needing the house to only be in my name...

Real Estate, Preparing to Sell Your Home - What to Read

Real Estate, Preparing to Sell Your Home - What to Read

Ms. Lank: Please give us the names of books that neophyte home sellers should read before selling. -- D. N. I. Answer: The first book that comes to mind is one I wrote myself years ago...

Real Estate - A New View of Boomerang Millennials

Real Estate - A New View of Boomerang Millennials

First, a bit of clarification. Boomerangs are young people who have moved out of their parents' home only to move back in. Millennials are those born during the 1980s and 1990s. In this report...

Home Mortgage Loans - FHA Premiums Reduced

Home Mortgage Loans - FHA Premiums Reduced

Good news for FHA bowers. Their required premiums have been lowered. Mortgage insurance premiums on FHA-backed loans will be lower by 25 basis points on loans endorsed starting...

Real Estate - Is It Better to Buy or Rent a Home?

Real Estate - Is It Better to Buy or Rent a Home?

Ms. Lank: We are 63 and 68 years old and still working. We sold our home and relocated across the country a couple of years ago for our current jobs. We are renting a house and really...



 

 

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