If a neighbor’s tree falls over your property line, file an insurance claim for repairs and cleanup. No house damage? Check if chopping and hauling debris is covered. When a tree falls…. Your neighbor is responsible when a tree falls over your shared property line only if you can prove he was aware that his tree was a hazard and refused to remedy the problem. Regardless, your insurance company restores your property first, and later decides whether or not to pursue reimbursement from the neighbor or his insurer if the neighbor was negligent in maintaining the tree. Click here to read more.
My livelihood and the future of every middle class person is now threatened by elected officials who already own multiple properties and have the cash to buy more. Owning a home is one of the best ways to build long-term wealth. Historically, a homeowner’s net worth is 31-46 times that of a renter! Call your Congressman-Help the Realtor professionals shout NO to 20% down payments. This is serious folks.
If you practice fence etiquette and bone up on local zoning regulations, you can avoid neighbor disputes. Must-dos: Observe boundaries: Don’t risk having to tear down that fence by going even one inch over your property line. Study your house line drawing or plat or order a new survey ($500 to $1,000) from a land surveyor to be sure of boundaries. Fence companies usually install a foot inside the line, to be on the safe side… You must read more…
Home ownership matters! Studies show home ownership has a significant positive impact on net worth, educational achievement, civic participation, health and overall quality of life.
What will our Realtor community look like in 2010? Younger ? Minority/majority? More technical? Diversity in leadership is a strategic priority for NAR. In 1998, NAR initiated a diversity program to address diversity objectives. The program has four strategies with the goal of REALTORS® being leaders in a culturally diverse real estate environment. It’s time for an update. Click on the pic or on the 1st line of text to get highlights of the committee meeting.
1. Prepare members to work in our diverse market
2. Engaging local and state associations diversity activities
3. Increasing diversity in the membership
4. Increasing diversity in leadership