Edith Lank / Home & Consumer

House Calls: Buyers Determine Value

Dear Ms. Lank: Our solitary elderly recently widowed sister can't sell her house, which is adjacent to a neat golf course. Hers and other houses are just not selling even though the area is well-maintained.

A well-known realtor was retained. Very...

House Calls: All Cash As-Is

Dear Edith: I had rental property for 25 years, but I'm getting tired of it. With a rental house just now vacant and needing some fix up, I want to unload it.

When I Google "sell house" I get 25,800 numbers that will buy immediately for cash. Can...

House Calls: Mortgagor or Mortgagee

Dear Mrs. Lank: We've just bought our first house, and we got a mortgage on it. My husband and I have a disagreement maybe you can settle for us. He says we're now mortgagees and I say the right word is mortgagors. Do they mean different things? -...