You searched for the right house. You thought you had found it. You bought it. You moved in, still brimming with excitement.
Whether you're looking to buy a new home or putting your house on the market hoping to sell, you probably already know that any real estate transaction requires great attention to detail in order to avoid potential complications before your closing day.
One situation that many homeowners eventually encounter concerns home construction. Whether it be new homeowners or longtime homeowners, construction can cause serious legal headaches for residents. Many construction deals can be completed with minimal conflict. However, serious tension between contractors and homeowners can arise when a contractor fails to complete a project. When this happens, there are many factors a homeowner should consider to get the job completed.
One of the most difficult situations a homeowner can encounter is when a houseguest has overstayed their welcome. Most homeowners try to avoid that awkward conversation and nine times out of ten, the houseguest will voluntarily leave. However, in those rare cases when a houseguest refuses to leave, a homeowner should be advised of their legal rights and the steps they should take. This is especially true when it comes to evicting family members. Evicting family members seems to be a gray area in real estate law which requires legal expertise. These are five steps to consider if you ever encounter a similar problem:
Money spent on home remodeling and repairs is on track to break records. According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, more than $300 billion will be spent in the United States on home remodeling and repairs this year, beating the 2007 record of $285 billion. Unfortunately, with the rise of work also comes the increased risk of construction defects.