Blog :: 02-2018

Thank You for not Smoking

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Recently asks: I am a smoker and I’ve been turned down twice because I smoke even though I only smoke outside. Isn’t that discrimination?

Answer: In a word, no. It is not discrimination. Don’t get too fired up about not being able to find a place to rent because you’re a smoker. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 can’t help you on this one. This [...]

HOW do I win the bid on the property I really Want

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The seller doesn’t care if you have to bring more money to closing!          

The appraisal can be arbitrary if you need “a” loan and you want the property.

I realize I will get some flack from the appraisers who will read my post, but let me tell you where the above statement comes from.

I am selling a 3 bedroom condominium, and share what I believe to be the best three comparable closed sales with my seller as we discuss an [...]

Verbal agreement or Written agreement

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Question: MLloyd asked: I have what is considered an in-law apartment; I’d like to rent it out for some extra income. There is a coworker interested in this space but she only needs it for a few months so didn’t want to sign a year lease.  Is it wise to agree to terms verbally since she is going to be there only a short [...]

The Importance of a Valid Contract

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The Importance of a Valid Contract

When you purchase a vehicle through a lending institution there’s a contract you have to sign before purchasing. When you buy a house, there’s definitely a contract. When you get professional renovations and remodeling done to a property, there’s a contract. So when you rent a property or have a tenant you [...]

Skiing enthusiasts will tell you

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When trying to acquire a rental or purchase the best location at a ski resort a few things come in to play as every mountain has its own character.

#1) Does being the closest to the mountain mean you have to have a huge budget?

#2) Is finding a property were the first building was built as the ski area was being developed a better option?

#3) Or will we have to settle for a tiny space or an old dog to get that location…RIGHT??