New Locks

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.
New Locks

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.
New Locks

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...
New Locks

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...
New Locks

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...