Realtor Pet Peeve: Clients With Boundary Issues

“Would You Give to My Favorite Charity?” [Note to Readers: The views expressed here are solely those of Ross Kaplan, and do not represent Edina Realty, Berkshire Hathaway (“Berkshire”), or any other entity referenced. Edina Realty is a subsidiary of Berkshire.] What would you think if, six months after you closed on your new home...
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Year-End Donation Idea for Home Sellers — and Home Keepers

Banks for Money, Food, Blood . . . & Furniture I was familiar with the term “food bank,” but — until I spoke to a salesperson at a local furniture store this weekend — had never heard the term “furniture bank.” That’s where local non-profit Bridging comes in. Bridging will pick up used furniture in...
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“Can I Donate My Underwater House to a Non-Profit (i.e., Charity)?”

That’s the question I fielded the other week from a client on behalf of their friend, who was leaving town imminently, and was (deeply) underwater on their North Minneapolis home. The short answer:  ‘no.’ The more detailed answer:  “no, for about 18 different reasons,” starting with the fact that what the underwater homeowner is essentially “donating” is a...
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