When You inherit a House

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // March 3, 2021

Over the next four decades, boomers will inherit upwards of $27 trillion.  That is a lot of money, and when you inherit a house, you may want to sell the house right away. If siblings are involved, some may want to live in the house, use it as a rental, or fix it up- bring it up […]

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What Are Real Estate Contingencies?

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // February 24, 2021

What are real estate contingencies? There are some clauses that you may encounter when buying or selling a house. It would be best to thoroughly understand the contingencies listed below before signing a purchase and sale agreement. What Are Real Estate Contingencies? Home Inspection: often called a due diligence contingency, will give the buyer rights […]

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Consider the Annual Percentage Rate (APR)

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // February 17, 2021

According to Realty Biz News, “Mortgage rates at their current record lows offer some serious savings for both home buyers and people looking to refinance. But experts say a low mortgage rate is only one part of the equation, as people also need to consider the annual percentage rate (APR) of the loan to take […]

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The Reality Retirees Face

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // February 10, 2021

According to Realty Biz News, “Most imagine retirement as a time of boundless leisure time, month-long vacations, and worry-free days. But for many retirees in the time of COVID, this is not the reality retirees face. According to Clever’s new study, many have not been saving enough, putting them in dire straits during the pandemic. Instead […]

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If This is a Good Time to Sell Your House

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // February 3, 2021

Last year, buyer demand increased due to record low mortgage rates. That said, because of those low mortgage rates and fewer houses on the market, home prices went up. To put it simply, the last half of 2020 was a seller’s market. But will 2021 be the same? If you’re wondering if this is a good […]

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Should Landlords Require Renters Insurance?

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // January 27, 2021

Should landlords require Renters Insurance? Yes, say many. They feel it is vital that a tenant’s personal belongings are covered. They believe that landlords should require renters insurance on any new lease or lease renewal. Why? Renters insurance doesn’t just protect tenants; it’s useful for landlords if they need to cover a tenant’s losses caused by someone […]

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Posted by Amy Vochatzer // January 20, 2021

Since 2014 The Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO) has calculated your FICO 9 Credit Score. It went into effect in 2014.  However, it wasn’t until banks starting using the new score in mass that Fair Isaac made the new formula available to consumers. FICO is the most widely used credit score in the country. 90% of […]

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Sell Your House Quickly in Kansas City

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // January 13, 2021

You may have a desire to sell your house quickly in Kansas City. Usually, a need to sell comes when you inherit your family’s house. You and your siblings may decide after the Death of a loved one to sell the house rather than deal with fixing it up, living in it, or renting it […]

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Hiring Pest Control Providers

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // January 6, 2021

Terra Firma Property Solutions, LLC strongly recommends hiring pest control providers, preferably before your home goes on the market. Sometimes it is better to hire a pest control professional than to try to do it yourself. When you do need to hire a professional, keep the following considerations in mind: According to The Spruce, “Before allowing the pest […]

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Time to File for Divorce

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // December 30, 2020

The first month of the new year is reportedly the most popular time to file for divorce. A rumor that January is divorce month is ominously nicknamed “Divorce Month” in legal circles. But is January’s bad rap deserved? For better or worse, the numbers suggest that “Divorce Month” is real. According to statistics published by, January […]

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