Posts on Facebook showing an aerial photo of a large house with a pool and extensive grounds have the following caption: “The salary of a U.S. Senator is $174,000 per year. This is Joe Biden’s house… seems legit.” The posts imply that the Democratic presidential nominee and former senator purchased an opulent home on a senator’s salary. These claims are missing key context. Though Biden did once own the property in the photo, he bought the run-down property over three decades ago for less than $200,000, and sold it for $1.2 million in 1996.
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When my sister Maya and I were growing up, we lived two doors down from Regina and Arthur Shelton, a wonderful couple who ran a day care and after-school program out of their home. Because our mother was raising us mostly on her own, and was still at work when we came home from school in the afternoons, we would go straight to the Sheltons’ house. Mrs. Shelton became a second mother to us. We became family to each other.
Maya and I loved singing in the children’s choir at the 23rd Avenue Church of God. On Sundays, our mother would get us dressed
I bought a condominium unit, pre-construction. My financial circumstances have changed significantly and I now need to sell it. What should I know?
Just so we are all talking about the same thing, entering an agreement to purchase a pre-construction condo is when you contractually commit to buy a condo before or during its construction — but you would not move in until it is complete, or sufficiently complete to do so.
This is a very tricky topic and I urge you, initially, to consult a real estate lawyer about it.
As many pre-construction condo buyers know, many things can happen between the time you buy and the time you take possession and own it. From the builder’s perspective, there may be construction delays and sometimes projects are cancelled. Buyers face different risks and all of the research in the world cannot protect a buyer from an unanticipated change in