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Seller can withdraw from sale if counter offer has not been...

Dear Michael: I am interested in buying a home. Should I allow the listing real estate agent to represent me as well? Answer: What you are...

Encumbrances are ties to the property, not the owner

Dear Michael: If I become the owner of a home property by a quick deed, am I responsible for any delinquent taxes?Answer: That would...

Sellers should put all energy on getting home ready for showings

Dear Michael: For this coming summer our kids are asking for an in-ground swimming pool. A few neighbors have them, but most nearby houses...

Pest allocation of costs for repairs is a negotiable item

Dear Michael: I am in escrow on a home. My agent is now telling me that termite repairs are no longer covered by the...

Home warranties offer buyer peace of mind

Dear Michael: Our home is in escrow and the buyers have asked us to pay for a home warranty. Is this customary?Answer: Home warranties...

“Short Sale” seller must wait four years before next purchase

Dear Michael: I am purchasing land that is currently held in the form of two 50 percent separate deeds to the same person (i.e....

Title must record before closing escrow

Dear Michael: My wife passed away and I am now looking at selling our home. We have lived in this home for 40 years;...

Beware of home rental scams on the Internet

Dear Michael: I’m looking for a house to rent and found one on craigslist. The owner is trying to convince me this is not...

Property taxes based on price paid for your home

Dear Michael: I am reading your previous article about Tittle Insurance. Can you please let me know how a dispute with my neighbor having their neighboring wall on my property...

Real estate agent and broker explained

Dear Michael: Our Realtor says he has a Broker’s license. What is the difference between a real estate agent and a real estate broker?Answer:...
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