How to Sell a House Beneath a Land Contract

A land contract is an agreement in which the seller of real property–property and buildings–agrees to finance the sale of the house instead of a third party financing entity like a bank. The buyer pays periodic payments directly to the vendor and generally does not obtain title to the home until the final payment is […]

Mineral Rights and Surface Rights

When you get a piece of land, you may not be buying what’s under it. United States law distinguishes surface rights–the right to farm or construct on the property –from mineral rights that confer the right to mine the house. Cosmetic rights could be sold or leased separately from surface rights, which may cause difficulties […]

How to Check a Tenant's Credit Report

Finding the right tenant for your property might take a while. Conducting a proper screening process can remove many. Running a credit check is 1 indicator of whether a tenant is financially responsible and will pay his rent on time. Consumer reports are often requested by landlords when considering rental applications. Have the potential tenant […]