According to city data, there are approximately two thousand renter occupied homes in Apple Valley. If you are one of those two thousand folks currently helping someone else make a mortgage payment, why not consider giving him an annual review?
Here are a few questions about your landlord that you may want to ask. Actually, you probably know the answer to them, but keep score. Can you count on not having the rent raised in the next few years? Can you decorate any way you want? Can you deduct the property taxes and the interest on the mortgage payment you are making for him? Can you have a dog?
Ok, now that your landlord's annual review is complete, is he worth not firing? Just because you don't want to ruin his holidays is no reason to delay the preliminaries. Call me to arrange for a free, no obligation buyer orientation and landlord elimination session. It takes about an hour at my Eagan office near Cliff and Cedar. We'll cover current market conditions and projections, financing options, risks and rewards of foreclosure purchases, short sales, and how to tell your landlord that you're tired of fueling his gravy train. Call me now.