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Lake House Inherited Sep. 22, 2019

House Calls

Dear Edith: Six siblings inherited a lake house in 1986. It has been enjoyed by all families for yea... Read More

The Many Decisions When You Inherit a Home Sep. 17, 2019

The Real Estate Expert

Inheriting a home comes with many responsibilities and important decisions. If you are notified that... Read More

How to Sell Sep. 15, 2019

House Calls

Dear Edith: My wife and I are approaching our 80s and thinking about selling our cottage. It is on t... Read More

Start Pacing Yourself Financially Early on Sep. 10, 2019

The Real Estate Expert

As you drive down the typical residential streets in, say, Los Angeles' Santa Monica or Pacific Pali... Read More

Are You Ready to Submit Your Offer? Sep. 03, 2019

The Real Estate Expert

You probably began your search for your home a number of months ago, after first fantasizing about b... Read More

What to Look for Sep. 01, 2019

House Calls

Dear Ms. Lank: We just put our home on the market without a broker. We'll take any offers we receive... Read More

What About Tipping? Aug. 25, 2019

House Calls

Dear Edith: We are buying our first house, and we're both so pleased with the extra help our real es... Read More

To Rent or to Sell? Aug. 20, 2019

The Real Estate Expert

Should I rent my property, or should I sell it? Many homeowners are in the position where they do no... Read More

How to Sell Your House for the Highest Price Possible Aug. 19, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

So you're getting ready to sell your house. Just thinking about it can be an overwhelming experience... Read More

Adding on Vs. Moving on Aug. 19, 2019

The Real Estate Expert

There is rarely a week that I do not receive a phone call asking if it makes sense to add a swimming... Read More

Belt and Suspenders Aug. 18, 2019

House Calls

Ms. Lank: What does it mean when a property shows up in the multiple listing system as a new listing... Read More

Buying and Selling Trends Aug. 18, 2019

The Real Estate Expert

Why are there so few homes in any price range on the market? People usually choose not to sell a hom... Read More

A Short Listing Is Not the Way to Motivate your Agent Aug. 17, 2019

The Real Estate Expert

There is nothing wrong about being savvy and having an escape strategy for if you find that the real... Read More

More Reader Comments on Home Staging Aug. 11, 2019

House Calls

Readers are still sending in comments about the rant from a seller who resented trying to live in he... Read More

Understand the Difference Between Decorating and Staging Aug. 04, 2019

House Calls

A few weeks ago, a reader wrote in with what she called a rant — an account of the "grief" she... Read More

Absentee Real Estate Investment Jul. 28, 2019

House Calls

Dear Ms. Lank: My son is interested in renting out his home, as he received a job offer in another s... Read More

Being a Friend, Not a Therapist Jul. 25, 2019

Dear AnnieĀ®

Dear Annie: I have a friend who has experienced a difficult life, including abuse, cancer and loss. ... Read More

Rant About Living in a Staged House Jul. 21, 2019

House Calls

Dear Edith: As a faithful reader of your column and previous real estate agent, I thought I understo... Read More

Leave During Open House Jul. 14, 2019

House Calls

Dear Mrs. Lank: Our Realtor listed our house two weeks ago and now she is planning to have an open h... Read More

How to Stop Worrying That Your Housing Bubble Is About to Burst Jul. 11, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

You bought the biggest home they said you could qualify for, taking advantage of low rates and creat... Read More