Already own a home? It probably didn't come with an owner's manual. Meanwhile, you may be wondering how to deal with ongoing financial issues (taxes, mortgages, PMI, avoiding foreclosure) or deal intelligently with contractors when making home improvements or repairs. Learn the ropes here.
Can I (Legally) Keep Chickens or Goats in My Back Yard?
Make sure your backyard chickens won't run afoul—or is that "afowl"?—of the law.
Moving in With a Homeowner: How Do I Keep Legal Ownership of My Personal Property?
Having a roommate is always tricky, particularly one who owns the property.
FAQs About Easements on One's Property
It's easy to say what an easement is: a legal right to use someone else’s land for a particular purpose. But what does that mean in actual practice, particularly when it comes to issues like home improvements and neighbor relations?
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Learn about the many tax benefits of owning your own home.
Canceled Mortgage Debt: What Happens at Tax Time?
Some taxpayers who've had mortgage debt forgiven can exclude the canceled amount from their income for federal tax purposes.
Do Home Improvements Add Value?
Find out which home improvements will add the most value to your home.
Homeowners' Associations (HOAs) and CC&Rs: Know What You're Getting Into
Before you buy a house in a development, understand what sort of restrictions you might have to live with.
Our Homeowners' Association Keeps Adding More Rules; Can It Legally Do This?
The rules that were in place when you moved into your condo might not be all the rules you end up living with.
When You Must Allow an HOA Representative to Enter Your Unit
Unlike with single-family homes, HOA community representatives may have the right to enter your dwelling space under certain circumstances.
Legal Restrictions to Renting Your Home on Airbnb or Other Rental Services
Check out your legal right to rent out your home on a short-term basis.
Tax Issues When Renting Your Home on Airbnb or VRBO
Airbnb rentals can be profitable, but beware the tax consequences.
Moving to a New State? Take a Look at Your Estate Plan
If you move, should you throw out your estate planning documents?
Take control of your finances by learning the basics of money management.
Many cities limit dogs to two or three per household.