DEAR BENNY: I keep hearing that it is beneficial to have your home in a trust versus owning it in your own name. Would you suggest people do this, and if so, what are the benefits or nonbenefits? – Carole ...
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DEAR BENNY: I learned why the former owner of my condo unit was eager to sell and took my first (low) offer. The neighbor with whom I share a wall smokes marijuana. Every time he lights up, he fills my ...Read More »
DEAR BENNY: I have a situation I hope you will be able to help me with or guide me to someone who is experienced in these types of matters. My older brother is the trustee of my parent’s estate (they ...Read More »
DEAR BENNY: I enjoy your column. I live in a condo complex with about 180 units. Last year two board members resigned shortly after the election, and two owners who volunteered were appointed to the board, which consists of five ...Read More »
DEAR BENNY: We bought a house in a semi-rural part of Maryland about a year ago. We were seeking the peace and tranquility of the country, and the former owners told us how quiet the area was and how you ...Read More »
DEAR BENNY: I have been considering a 1031 action for some time, and I have wondered what happens if the intermediary holding the escrowed funds goes bankrupt. Is the intermediary allowed to co-mingle my funds with funds of the company? ...Read More »