Real Estate News

Condos and hurricane damage: Who pays? What’s the processs?

By John C. Goede Oct. 16, 2017 — Question: Our condominium suffered wind damage from Irma and the biggest problem is the windows. Our documents require the owners to repair and replace windows but the owners are claiming it is the association’s responsibility. Who is right? –B.A., Stuart Answer: Under the current statutes, the first question in this analysis is…

Here’s how credit scores affect your mortgage rate

Oct. 11, 2017 – Without a high credit score, you won’t qualify for the best mortgage rates available, which could mean you’ll end up paying more money over the term of your mortgage. Even with rates near historic lows now, the difference between 4 percent and 4.25 percent can add up, especially if you’re applying for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage….