Consumer

/

Home & Leisure

House Calls: My Last Column

Consumer / Edith Lank /

It was December of 1975. My husband, Norman Lank, was a Realtor, with two dozen salespersons under his supervision.

He had received word that day that both local newspapers would be raising their classified ad rates for the coming year. But to sweeten the deal, the Sunday paper was about to start a real estate section. No more lumping real ...Read more

House Calls: Lake House Inherited

Consumer / Edith Lank /

Dear Edith: Six siblings inherited a lake house in 1986. It has been enjoyed by all families for years. However, now there is a need for extensive improvements. No one wants to put the money into it, but no one wants to see it go for taxes.

Four of the six want to sell the house and get their inheritance. One wants to buy it and give everyone ...Read more

House Calls: How to Sell

Consumer / Edith Lank /

Dear Edith: My wife and I are approaching our 80s and thinking about selling our cottage. It is on the water at the Eastern end of Lake Ontario. In 1992, we bought and cleared the lot. We had a shell put up. Over the years, we made improvements to the shell. At this point, all of our children have moved away.

Here are our questions:

--Do we ...Read more

 

Social Connections

Comics

Paul Szep Master Strokes: Golf Tips Momma Rubes Heathcliff Boondocks