Category Archives: Homeowners

Features that Sell

As you prepare to put your home on the market, there are improvements you can make – some small, some big – that will help you appeal to homebuyers and maximize the price you get for your home. And some existing home features can be a major selling point. According to the National Association of […]

Curb Appeal, A First Impression That Lasts

Most buyers form their first impression of your home before they even get out of the car. Curb appeal is the view from the curb that gives potential buyers the first chance to fall in love with your home. The exterior of your home should be in pristine condition – clean, cleared of clutter, with […]

What is a CMA?

No two homes are identical, which is why choosing a sales price or offer price for a home can be challenging. That’s where the comparative market analysis, or CMA, is most useful. What is a CMA? The CMA is a side-by-side comparison of homes for sale and homes that have recently sold in the same […]

How Do You File a Mechanic’s Lien in Kansas?

contractor set down his hammer to file a mechanic's lien in Kansas

A mechanic’s lien is a document that is filed at the courthouse by a contractor who has not been paid for work performed on the property. The lien is similar to a mortgage or other lien in that it can be foreclosed upon, which means that the mechanic could go to court to have the […]

Kansas Mechanic’s Lien Notices

photo of residential construction, which is when Kansas Mechanic's Lien Notices are required

A mechanic’s lien is a document that is filed at the courthouse by a contractor who has not been paid for work performed on the property. The lien is similar to a mortgage or other lien in that it can be foreclosed upon, which means that the mechanic could go to court to have the […]

What Are Some Common Errors on Mechanic’s Liens?

A contractor performing work on a property who if unpaid may make some of the common errors on mechanic's liens

One of the most common errors on mechanic’s liens is simply not including all of the required information in the lien. For example, the person filing the lien may not property name all property owners. Although a contractor may be working with an individual, the property may be owned by a company or trust. It […]

What is a Mechanic’s Lien?

Painter performing work that may lead to the filing of a Mechanic's Lien

A mechanic’s lien is a document that is filed at the courthouse by a contractor who has not been paid for work performed on the property. The lien is similar to a mortgage or other lien in that it can be foreclosed upon, which means that the mechanic could go to court to have the […]

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