1. Who should own rental property?

    Reader Question: A real estate agent did not screen a tenant for rental and collected 6% of one years rent payments. The tenant only paid one month and a partial security deposit. Is the real estate agent entitled to keep the 6% that was pre-paid to her for the whole year? This agent said she […]

    October 28, 2013
  2. Mortgage loan approvals can be confusing

    Reader Question: We sold a home in August. We received a pre-approval letter from the buyer’s lender in September. With the buyers pre-approval, we purchased a home and put a $5,000 deposit down. The “old” home sale did not close as agreed because the lender dragged their feet investigating their financial standing. The “new” home […]

    October 22, 2013
  3. A smart way to pick a neighborhood

    Reader Question: Hi, We are ready to begin searching for a first home. We live north of a city with over 4 million people. My husband has a long commute to a close neighboring city. We cannot decide if we should move close to his job, stay where we are (what we are familiar with […]

    October 1, 2013