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credit cards

credit cards

Does paying your taxes with a credit card affect your credit score? If you use your credit card to pay your taxes, and then you immediately pay your credit card from your checking or savings account, before the credit card billing cycle closes, it will not impact your...
top 10 tips

top 10 tips

What are the top 10 real estate tips that a realtor can share with a home seller? Go to new community model homes to see what’s happening. Take stock of how your home compares. Do what you can to increase your home’s appeal. If you have no idea what you are doing,...
smokers

smokers

We bought a house but haven’t closed yet. Is it appropriate to ask the sellers to stop smoking in the home? Should we have put it in the offer to purchase? Oh dear. I’ve walked into homes that sat vacant for months and still smelled of the smoke the previous...
inherited deeds

inherited deeds

Why is it necessary for someone to have their own deed/title for real estate? Can’t they inherit it from their parents or grandparents? In the U.S., when a land/property owner dies and someone inherits the property, proper practice is for the estate to be...
hoa

hoa

Is it possible for a homeowners association to fine you for breaking a rule that is not currently listed in their rules and regulations document? Yes. The rules are actually derived from a document called “Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions, aka CC&Rs. Long...
termination

termination

If a real estate exclusive to represent contract, has 3 names on there, and the contract is terminated early and there is a penalty for early termination, do all 3 applicants pay the same amount or is that fee split one-third each? The fee is owed by all three people....
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