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July 28, 2022

13.4% The median price for an existing home rose to $416,000 last month, up 13.4% compared to a year earlier.

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Never put minor’s name on title Even if your intentions are good, naming a child as a “joint tenant” today can cause lots of problems later. DEAR DAVE: I bought my home when I was still a bachelor but then got married. We got divorced about two years ago after she ran off with another guy, but she never contested custody of our twin seven-year-old boys and hasn’t even asked to see them. When I eventually pass away, will my sons automatically inherit the house because my “ex” was never added to the title? Would it be wise to add my twins as “joint tenants” to the title today? ANSWER: As I’ve written countless times before, there are few things that are “automatic” about real estate and realty law. Your letter states that you never added your exwife’s name to the title to the home that you purchased when you were a bachelor. That’s all well-and-good, especially considering how the marriage ended. However, if your ex hires a good attorney, the lawyer might be able to successfully argue that she is entitled to a share of the profits if you eventually sell -- or

an equity interest if you die before selling -- if, say, you shared a joint bank account with her during the marriage and some of the cash was used to pay the mortgage or to meet other household expenses. Even if a judge rejected such a lawsuit, adding a minor’s name to a home’s title is almost always a bad idea. That’s because although most states permit a minor to hold title as a joint tenant, most also prohibit a child from conveying that title to someone else. So, if you named your twin sevenyear-olds as joint tenants and then decided to sell or refinance before they reach legal age, you might have to go before a judge and ask for a court-approved guardian to protect their financial interest in the home. That may seem like a silly scenario, but you might not be able act as your own children’s legal guardian because your status as a co-owner of the home with them might be considered a conflict of interest. Consult with a lawyer and an estate-planner for advice. You obviously need to make a will

ABOUT REAL ESTATE DAVID MYERS now that names a guardian for your sons, assuming that you haven’t already done so. Also, consider forming an inexpensive “living trust,” naming your boys as the beneficiary of the trust and another adult as your “successor trustee” to oversee your assets if you unfortunately die before they turn legal age. Forming a trust could skip the long and costly probate process that a simple will would demand and make all the inheritance and other legal issues much easier to resolve. ••• REAL ESTATE TRIVIA: A Gallup Poll (www.gallup. com) conducted last year found that only 46% of Americans had a will that explains how they would like their home, money and other assets distributed after their death. An earlier poll found that fewer than 20% had formed a money-saving living trust. •••

DEAR DAVE: What does it mean when someone is called “land-poor”? ANSWER: Wow, I haven’t heard that term in a long time. Being considered land-poor isn’t what you might think. A person who is land-poor actually has lots of land or other real property but is in dire financial straits because the property doesn’t generate any income. Good examples might be someone who owns 10,000 acres of land in an arid desert that isn’t served by paved roads or water system or a big apartment building in an area that’s so remote or dangerous that no one wants to rent there. ••• DEAR DAVE: I am thinking about getting my first real estate license, with a plan to start out working parttime but eventually turn it into a fulltime career. How much money does a typical real estate agent make?

ANSWER: There’s really no such thing as a “typical” agent. Your earnings will largely depend on how hard you are willing to work, the level of service you provide to customers and your ability to generate “repeat” business and referrals. I don’t want to discourage your plans, but I don’t think that this is the best time to enter the real estate sales business. Housing markets are cooling in most parts of the nation, mortgage rates keep rising, and a record number of realtors -- about 1.56 million, according to the recently released “2022 Member Pro-

file” by the National Association of Realtors (www.nar. realtor) -- are competing fiercely for a dwindling number of sellers. That said, the median gross income of NAR’s members (including brokers as well as agents) climbed to $54,300 last year from $44,300 in 2020. Net income, after taxes and expenses, was $34,800 last year compared to $28,300 the year before. A closer look at the report shows how important experience can be. It says that 57% of NAR members who have two years or less of experience earned less than $10,000 in 2021,

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Budget realistically for home repairs of your home, materials used and local climate patIf you’re a terns, among other homeowner and factors, says John haven’t faced a big Wessling, president repair bill yet, just of the American wait. Even in the Society of Home best-maintained Inspectors. homes, stuff will For example, a wear out or break. laminated-shinBudgeting for gle roof may last these inevitable 35 to 40 years in bills isn’t always St. Louis, where easy. One comWessling lives. But monly cited rule it could survive of thumb – to save less than 15 years 1% to 4% of your under Florida’s home’s value each harsh sun, he says. year for mainteExtreme weather nance and repairs events can wreak – can give homehavoc on homes as owners sticker well. shock as real estate How well you prices soar. maintain your Accredited fihouse also can nancial counselor have a big impact, Kate Mielitz reWessling says. cently purchased a Many homeownhome in Olympia, ers don’t notice Washington, where window caulking the median listing that dries out and price is $540,000, splits, for instance, according to Rebut the water that altor.com. Saving seeps in can cause even 1% of that, enormous damage. or $5,400, would “What might be be a stretch for a $12 or $15 repair many owners, says could turn into Mielitz, who adspending $15,000 vises low- to midor $20,000 to redle-income clients. build that wall Saving 4% would below the window,” mean putting aside Wessling says. $21,600 a year. Homeowners “I want to cry spent an average just looking at that of $950 on home number,” Mielitz maintenance – or says. 0.6% of the home’s HOME COSTS value – in 2019, acDEPEND ON AGE, cording to the latCONDITION, CLI- est American HousMATE ing Survey conRules of thumb ducted by the U.S. have limited value, Census Bureau. though, because But the amounts how much you varied considerably spend often debased on home pends on the age sizes and age, By Liz Weston


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among other factors. For instance, the percentage of a home’s value spent on maintenance rose from 0.2% for homes built in the 2010s to 0.8% for homes built before 1960. DECIDING HOW MUCH TO SET ASIDE People who prefer to hire others should expect to spend more than do-it-yourselfers, says Mischa Fisher, chief economist for home services referral website, Angi. Angi’s survey of 2,934 homeowners who paid for home improvements last year found that they spent an average $3,018 on home maintenance, Fisher says. Those amounts typically ranged between 0.5% and 1% of their home’s value. In addition, homeowners spent an average of $2,321 on emergency repairs. Fisher recommends homeowners set aside up to 5% of their incomes for home maintenance as well as $10,000 to cover emergency repairs and system replacements. Another approach is to save based on the remaining lifespan of your home’s various components, including the roof, the heating and cooling systems,

the hot water heater and appliances. You can search online for charts and articles that estimate how long components typically last, Wessling says. Similar searches can give you an idea of replacement costs. Alternatively, hire a home inspector to conduct a home maintenance inspection, Wessling says. Like the inspections that precede a home purchase, a maintenance inspection can estimate when various home systems likely will need to be replaced. Wessling says he typically charges $400 to $500 for inspections. Let’s say you have a 5-year-old air conditioning system, which typically have life spans of 15 to 20 years, Wessling says. If a new system would cost $4,000, you might save $400 a year to cover it. You could add a fudge factor to account for future inflation, which is, unfortunately, unpredictable. Wessling suggests adding 20% to the expected cost and an additional $100 a year to your savings. OTHER WAYS TO PREPARE FOR HOME COSTS Consider setting up a home equity

line of credit that you can tap if repair bills exceed what you’ve saved. These lines of credit tend to be less expensive than many alternatives, such as credit cards. Just be sure you can make the payments: If you don’t, the lender can foreclose on your home. People who struggle to save also might consider buying a home warranty, which can cover repairs and replacements for a home’s systems and appliances, Mielitz says. Her current warranty costs about $800 a year, while service visits to fix any problem cost $75 each. Such contracts

have their downsides: The customer doesn’t control who does the repair, for example, and what’s covered depends on the policy’s terms. Consumer Reports recommends that people “self-insure” instead by putting the money they’d spend on a home warranty into a savings account earmarked for home repairs and replacements. But Mielitz, who has purchased home warranties since 2008, says the contracts give her peace of mind at a reasonable cost. “It’s kind of like car insurance. Hopefully you don’t need it, but you’ve got it if you do,”

Mielitz says. The State of Home Spending is based on Angi analysis of surveys fielded to 6,400 consumers between October 4 and October 7, 2021. Statistics on home maintenance and repair spending were based on responses of 2,934 homeowners and are a nationally representative sample of the home spending population. This column was provided to The Associated Press by the personal finance website NerdWallet. Liz Weston is a columnist at NerdWallet, a certified financial planner and author of “Your Credit Score.”

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tight during a recession, having even a small income stream from a side job can help offset a loss in income and pay the bills. Whether you have a hobby like woodworking, a skill that you can use as a freelancer, or even just a phone to take surveys and earn money through PayPal, there has never been an easier time to find ways to bring in extra income outside of your day job. However, don’t wait until you desperately need the money to make ends meet. It can take some time to build a solid income stream. Adjust Your Asset Allocation to Match Your Risk Tolerance While trying to time the market is generally not a wise move, that doesn’t

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make every list as good for beginners and require little maintenance. It’s also notorious for several benefits which improve home and office environments. In fact, A NASA study found that one species of snake plant, Motherin-law’s Tongue, removed 52.6 percent of pollutants from the air in 24 hours. This makes a snake plant very good for bedrooms because it allows for more quality sleep. Besides producing fresh oxygen, a snake plant can also absorb mold and cancer-causing toxins from the air like benzene, formaldehyde, xylene, carbon monoxide, and toluene. Imagine how easy it is to relax with outdoor air pollution being managed by a plant. Vladan Nikolic, founder of Mr. Houseplant LLC, and the blog, Mr. Houseplant, which aids newcomers in the houseplant world to become great plant parents, says this about snake plants. “It’s a low-light tolerant plant that can go without water for months if needed. Of course, you should water it regularly, but in case you forget, this plant is very forgiving.” Aloe (Aloe Bar-

badensis Miller) Aloe-the plant many turn to when they’ve spent too much time in the sun, usually in gel or lotion form. Aloe is a type of succulent that is very low maintenance and easy to care for. Since they store moisture in their leaves, watering once a week is okay-and can go as long as two to three weeks, particularly in the winter. Kelly Martin, the founder of the gardening blog Urban Garden Gal, talks about caring for an Aloe plant. “To check if your Aloe Vera needs watering, stick your finger into the soil about an inch deep to make sure it’s dry before watering.” In addition, she states it’s also very easy to propagate from the baby plants that grow around the base of the plant. “Just cut them off the mother plant and pot them up.” Heartleaf Philodendron (Philondendron Cordatum) Heartleaf philodendron is on the list of best low-maintenance plants for a good reason, according to Nikolic. It tolerates very low light levels, which means it can grow well in low-light homes, as well as in dark corners or

bright homes. It is relatively forgiving of watering mistakes. Unlike succulents which can die from a single overwatering, a philodendron might lose some leaves, but it will generally survive overwatering or underwatering. This makes it an excellent plant for beginners. “People like to keep plants in spots where they look good, not necessarily where they will get the most light” states Nikolic. “And heartleaf philodendron is very forgiving in that sense, as it can grow in any spot.” Honorable Mentions Martin also adds two to her list-jade plants (crassula ovata) and air plants (Tillandsia spp.) For jade-a type of succulent with thick rounded leaves-she says they are easy to care for and live for many years in the same pot. “Jade plants actually prefer to dry out between waterings, so it won’t matter if you forget to water them for a few days!” For Air Plants (Tillandsia spp.) she says because they don’t need soil to grow and don’t need to be watered, they are ideal for busy people as well. “Air plants can ab-

sorb moisture and nutrients through their leaves, so they only need an occasional misting with a spray bottle,” she says. Nikolic adds ZZ plant and Marimo moss balls to his recommendations because they are low-light tolerant plants and don’t require frequent watering. Where to Plant Shop Leading online plant marketplaces such as Ansel & Ivy and Plants. com feature guides on best plants for beginners making it easier than ever to choose the right plants. Ansel & Ivy also features a care guide. “We help customers pick plants that match their commitment level and their environment by offering a number of online filters that guide them through their shopping experience. We also include digital care instructions with each order,” stated Hiraa Khan,

co-founder of Ansel & Ivy, in this 2019 Forbes article. Nikolic also suggests the busy professional might want to turn to Etsy when purchasing their houseplants since they deliver right to homes and local plant shops since their products will generally be in better condition. “It’s important to note that nobody was born with a green thumb,” he says. “Even houseplant experts, nursery owners, and plant shop owners have killed hundreds of plants, not on purpose of course. If it happens, we learn something from it and try again.” Proper planning can aid even busy professionals in their quest for the perfect plant. There are so many great benefits of a house plant, making them an excellent addition to a home or office and there is one out there for everyone.

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