Should I Take My Home off the Market for the Holidays?

Should I Take My Home off the Market for the Holidays?

Selling your home can be a stressful event. One of the most difficult aspects of selling your home is waiting for an interested buyer to view your home and make an offer. During this time, you may wait for days between viewings, all the while having to keep your home in impeccable condition. You may also have to leave your home with short notice when a real estate agent calls you to schedule a viewing. This can not only be stressful, but it can also be inconvenient to you. If the holidays are approaching, you may be wondering if you should take your home off the market or keep it listed for sale during this period of time. There are several points to consider:

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Home Owners: How to Protect Yourself from a Personal Injury Suit

Home Owners: How to Protect Yourself from a Personal Injury Suit

Remember in Liar, Liar when Jim Carrey’s secretary irately recalls how her friend had a robber in her house who sued her friend because he fell on a table and injured himself?  It seems crazy that someone trespassing on your property could turn around and sue you for injuries they incurred while illegally on your property; but instances like this aren’t unheard of.  Whether you’re throwing a dinner party or have workmen in your home, you need to take the following steps to protect yourself from being involved in a personal injury suit.

  1. 1.     Know Your Obligations

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