Clients come to us with many different types of real estate issues. They may be buying a home for the first time or they may be trying to divide a home after a divorce. One topic that may be of interest to our readers and those considering buying a home is the choice of renting to own.
Real estate transactions can be extremely complicated on top of the actual act of having to find and secure a home. If something is not properly written out or filed, it can cause a lot of problems down the road. In our state, title commitments and title insurance can only be issued by an attorney, so it is important to work with an attorney that has experience with real estate transactions.
As Starbucks franchises continue to proliferate, the Seattle-based coffee shop is also becoming a source of increased value for residential real estate within a quarter-mile of its locations. A study conducted by the real estate research group Zillow found that homes in closer proximity to a Starbucks storefront increased in value by 96 percent between 1997 and 2013. In comparison, the value of all U.S. homes within the same time frame increased by 65 percent.
The family home is, for many consumers, the most significant assets they own. A lot of money goes into the family home and we all know it is important to look out for ways to reduce payments. Mortgage refinancing can be an important way homeowners are able to save money on their mortgage payments, but there are certain costs associated with it, so it is important to know when it is a good idea and when it is not. Conventional wisdom on the matter isn't always accurate.