Edith Lank / Home & Consumer

House Calls: Buying Next Home First

Dear Edith: I plan on retiring in the next couple of years and will move to another state. I want to find a house there and buy it now while I still have an income and not just my pension. I figure I can get a better interest rate, and I could be ...

House Calls: Neat and Clean Condo Won't Sell

Dear Ms. Lank: My daughter, D. T., bought a condo. She was there two years, and then her company moved her to Houston. Her condo has been on sale for a year now and has not sold. It is expensive to keep it. She said she lowered the price several ...

House Calls: First Steps Don't Cost Anything

Dear Edith: I would like to chime in on the often-asked question about whether to remodel before putting a house on the market. As a recent buyer, I walked away from more than one home where the updates were not to my taste. A fresh coat of paint ...