Hiring a Mover

Hiring a Mover

Moving to new home can be a stressful process. If you plan on hiring a professional moving company, here are a few things to look for: – Verify that you mover is licensed. – Get a written estimate. – Check with the Transportation Division or the...
Hiring a Mover

Lead Disclosure

Federal law requires that individuals receive certain information before renting, buying, or renovating pre-1978 housing. Landords have to disclose known information on lead-based paint and lead-based paint hazards before leases take place. Leases must include a...
Hiring a Mover

New Locks

When buying a house, be sure to change the locks immediately. There is no telling how many people had access to the previous owner’s keys. When renting, be sure to ask about the landlord’s key-control policies.
Hiring a Mover

Staying Sellers

Sellers will sometimes opt to remain in the house after closing via a short-term rental agreement. As the new owner, be sure the purchase contract and rental agreement stipulates that the sellers repair any damage they cause after the closing date.
Hiring a Mover

Rental Rates

If you’re buying a property that contains rental units, consider obtaining a letter from a real estate broker or some other documentation verifying that the rents you plan to charge would be realistic. A lender who is qualifying you for a mortgage probably will...