It’s hard to believe that summer is coming to an end, at least for the kiddos in Georgia that is. Many counties start back this week making for sad kids, but happy parents!
Summertime is also when a lot of families move due to job changes, needing more or less space, or perhaps life challenges like divorce, and so it seemed the perfect time to focus on divorce and real estate matters.
Since we’ve been house hunting for the past year we’ve looked at lots of homes and it’s apparent when a professional has done work in the home vs. a do-it- yourself. Some things are comical and some actually dangerous, but all have made me realize the need for knowing when to go it alone and when you need to call in professional help. The do-it- yourself route can cause more problems leading to costly mistakes and missed opportunities. That can apply to buying, fixing and selling a home, as well as getting a divorce – those times in our lives are not a time to go it alone.
“Whether it be a matter of personal relations within a marriage or political initiatives within a peace process, there is no sure-fire do-it- yourself kit.” ~ Seamus Heaney
I hope you enjoy reading the articles below from DivorceTown USA’s Top-Notch Real Estate Experts.
From a Home to a House
By: Ryan Graham
When it comes time to divorce yourself from a house, the property instantly transforms from a home to a house. Realtors use this catchy saying to illustrate the changes necessary to prepare a property for a successful sale, but it means something to homeowners on a deeper level. This article covers the thought process that takes place in the minds of sellers and buyers, and some of the steps sellers and buyers can take to achieve successful results during a real estate transaction.
As plain as we wish it was, divorce is no easy walk through the park. Not only are emotions at an all-time high from this new arrangement unfolding, but there are also financial adjustments that can contribute to the many troubling, stressful decisions made throughout the prickly process. There are numerous amounts of things and assets that await proper division; the most common being the state of the home you shared with your spouse for so many years. So when consulting with an attorney and determining who gets what, it’s advantageous for both parties to know how much their residence is worth so that it can either be divided or one can buy out the other—that’s where the service of an appraiser comes in handy.
By: Lynn Monachese
Most people’s first reaction is that they will not want to leave the home they’ve worked so hard to obtain, to decorate and to make into a family home. The memories and achievements that have been celebrated within the walls make the decision to keep or sell an emotional one before it becomes a practical one. Emotions want to dictate the decision and as you approach the thought of leaving a comfort zone, moving children to unfamiliar surroundings, or leaving friends and neighbors that are sometimes the strong support circle. The task of setting the emotions aside and logically weighing the pros and cons of staying in the marital home is huge, but you don’t have to do it alone.