Edith Lank / Home & Consumer

House Calls: Three-Day Visit

Dear Ms. Lank: We are moving out of state for new jobs and we're ready to buy our first house. The problem is we need to stay at our jobs till the last minute and don't have much time for house hunting. If you have any advice about buying a house ...

House Calls: Seller Made Concessions

Dear Ms. Lank: I sold my house by contributing to the buyer's down payment for a mortgage. I realized that the next would-be buyer might not be able to get a mortgage to buy the house even though the price had been dropped. So rather than drop the...

House Calls: Is a Sign Required?

Dear Edith: Our daughter is getting married late in September and we'll be empty nesters. We'd like to sell our big house soon and get into some senior housing before winter. The problem is, we will be having lots of relatives here. It would cause...