Edith Lank / Home & Consumer

House Calls: Capital Gains Questions

Dear Edith: I have written to you before, so now for the rest of the story. I finally sold my rental home to my long-time tenant of 18 years in April. How I can limit my capital gains tax? How is it figured? If I have to pay, what is the ...

House Calls: The Contract Has Grown

Dear Edith: We plan to sell our home in 2015 to move to a retirement community. I have a good agent we will use. She gave us a sample sales contract to look over -- many, many pages compared to when we bought the home in 1998.

Friends of ours are...

House Calls: What's In an Ad

Dear Edith: We are going to sell our house without using an agent, and I'd like your opinion about writing newspaper ads. My husband is good on the computer, so I'm not worried about the Internet, but I could use help for the classifieds. ...