Real Estate and your pending divorce… 11

Divorce and Real Estate

Divorce is rarely easy and often means a lot of painful decisions that need to be made. These decisions are important and they can have long ranging effects on both partners financial future. After making the decision to divorce, the most important decision is what to do about the house you called a home together.

Historically, the family home is the asset that most often causes controversy both before and after a divorce. In the midst of the heavy emotional and financial turmoil, it is important to be non-emotional, straightforward, in how you decide to deal with the Real Estate from the marriage.

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Once you know how a divorce affects your home, your mortgage and taxes, critical decisions are easier. Neutral, third party information can help you make logical, rather than emotional, decisions.

There will almost certainly be some financial repercussions to your decision process. What can you afford? Can you manage the old house on your new budget? Is refinancing possible? Or is it better to sell and buy something else?  How much house can you buy on your new budget?

Options You Have Regarding your Real Estate

  • One party buy the other party out
  • One party could keep the real estate and pay the existing mortgage
  • One party keep the real estate refinance the mortgage into only their name
  • Sell your Western New York Real Estate and split the proceeds

Many times selling your Western New York home is the best thing to do. It is just easier to start fresh without the memories of the old home.

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How do we sell the home?

What it really comes down to is working together to reach a common goal as quickly as possible. It is my job as your Realtor® to be neutral. Together, we are a team. We have a common goal – to sell your WNY home for the best price as quickly as possible with as few complications as possible.

Remember that who did what, and your arguments are left outside of this transaction. This will be the last time you will need to have a united front. A tall order, I know, but it can be done.

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Thinking of selling your Erie County home? Interested in finding out the current market value of your single family home, condo or investment property? Then call at (716) 650-0051 to discuss what is happening in today’s Western New York Real Estate Market. We would be happy to give you a personalized Comparative Market Analysis for your home or assist you to purchase a home. View additional WNY Market Area Statistics here.

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About Colleen Kulikowski, Associate Real Estate Broker (716) 650-0051

Colleen Kulikowski is an Associate Real Estate Broker with J. Philip Real Estate specializing in Western New York residential homes who doesn’t follow trends; she blazes new trails and is able to recognize industry trends and implement them to her client’s best interest. Colleen has created a unique following with one of the top local internet positions in the country generating thousands of leads for her team. Real Estate is a second career for Kulikowski who’s first career was in Information Technology and Data Warehousing working for such companies as Radio City Music Hall, Nabisco Foods and as a consultant in the Financial and Insurance industries. A strong background in technology and management provides her with keen analytical and sharp negotiating skills.

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