When you plan your estate, you’ll have several options for what to do with your home and other real estate properties. Most people will use their will to leave property to their heirs, but there’s another way that allows your heir to avoid probate. A
If you own rental properties, you might want to sell one property and buy another that you can rent out. Perhaps you’d like a rental in a different area, or maybe you want to get into a different kind of rental property – move from
If you are unable to attend your settlement, you can appoint a power of attorney to attend in your place. You can appoint anyone to serve as your power of attorney. But how do you choose the best person to represent you? Experts say the
The answer to this question used to be pretty standard: Schedule your closing for the end of the month! Why? Mostly because scheduling your settlement for the end of the month means you’ll pay less in closing costs. You’ll have to pay interest on the
For various reasons, you may not be able to attend your home closing in person. One of the options, as we discussed on the blog last week, is to give someone power of attorney to represent you at settlement and sign the paperwork for you.
Whenever possible, you should strive to attend your settlement in person, whether you are buying or selling. Besides signing the paperwork to complete your real estate transaction, you’ll get valuable information about what you’re signing and what will happen going forward. But sometimes, missing your