Tuesday, January 06, 2009

To Sell or To Lease...That is the Question

The good thing about making a move in this real estate market is that there are lots of good deals out there. The question is, what do you do with your home?

When faced with that situation, many Northville MI owners are opting to lease. Before you consider leasing, you should first check with your lender to get preapproved to make sure you can afford your next home. Also, check your existing mortgage because leasing may invalidate the terms.

I've heard homeowners with good and bad leasing experiences. Many would simply prefer not to become landlords. If you do opt to lease your home, be sure you request a credit report as well as personal and landlord references.

Then, read through the State of Michigan Tenant/Landlord Handbook to research and become familar with your responsibilities as a landlord should you go that route.

Whatever you decide to do, Good luck!

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