Edith Lank / Home & Consumer

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 ...

House Calls: Worried About Profit

Dear Edith: Here I am again with that nagging question about two-year residency and capital gains tax. It will be two years in August 2014 that I closed on this house. I would like to sell now but was concerned about paying capital gains tax.

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