Expert Insights: How Can I Find out How My Property Is Zoned?

Expert Insights: How Can I Find out How My Property Is Zoned?

Zoning ordinances and maps are a matter of public record. Visit your local zoning office, city hall, or some other local planning board and get a copy of your local ordinance. In some areas, if you have a legal description of the property (name, address, tax map, and parcel number), you can call the zoning office or city hall, or even e-mail your request for information. Some communities also have their zoning maps and ordinances online and in local libraries.

What to check in a condo development before buying .

What to check in a condo development before buying .

If you’re buying a condominium, eventually you’ll be handed an agreement from the Homeowners Association, or HOA, to read and sign. It will detail the association’s rules, fees, and may go into the HOA’s operating budget and if there are any liens, among other things....

Boost a home’s curb appeal with driveway repair .

Boost a home’s curb appeal with driveway repair .

  First impressions are lasting impressions when selling a home, and the first thing buyers see when they drive up is your driveway. Driveways that are old, stained and cracked are not only unpleasant to look at, but they can have a negative impact on the sale of...

Tips to Remove Stubborn Home Odors

Tips to Remove Stubborn Home Odors

    Odors are a huge turnoff for potential home buyers and can be difficult to remove. The truth is that most homes have some sort of smell to them. Most often, the people who live there don’t even notice. This is especially true of pet odors. Owners become...

What kind of things are considered material facts ?

What kind of things are considered material facts ?

The following examples include details that would qualify as material facts that must be revealed by sellers about their homes: Damage from wood-boring insects Mold or mildew in the home Leaks in the roof or foundation walls Amount of property taxes paid annually...

How can I finance a Fixer upper work needed ?

How can I finance a Fixer upper work needed ?

  According to the Millennial Housing Commission, few lenders are willing to administer home improvement loans. Most prefer to make home equity loans or unsecured consumer loans because they are easier to manage. Home improvement loans usually require inspections...