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Buying a home from a divorcing couple can have its advantages and disadvantages.

Imagine putting an offer in on your dream home only to attend the pre-inspection walk-through to learn that a bitter, divorcing husband flooded the house the night before by leaving all of the faucets running. That actually happened with a New York home where the husband just didn’t want the wife to have money from the home sale proceeds.

We always hope that when we have an accepted offer on a home that we will actually close, but there can be hiccups along the way due to the family dynamics of the sellers. And when divorce is involved, fingers crossed that you’ll even get an accepted offer.

Read what the experts have to say about buying a divorce home.

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Victoria, Dennis and Marin Hopper

Victoria, Dennis and Marin Hopper in 2008

Dennis Hopper, who passed  away in May at age 74, was in the middle of divorce proceedings when he died of prostate cancer complications. Now apparently his adult off-spring from other marriages aren’t so happy that they have to share estate proceeds with the widow, Victoria Duffy, and the couple’s 7-year-old daughter Galen, reports HousingWatch.

This might seem like another Hollywood celebrity tale, but there’s a lesson every family can learn from the Hopper family struggles, whether you earn millions a year or just thousands.  (more…)

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A 31-year-old divorcee is looking to update her Spring wardrobe to something that can be flirty, sophisticated and affordable all rolled into one.  What’s the killer outfit for women post-divorce?  See if you agree with style editor Sarah Cristobal. (more…)

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Dennis Hopper’s estranged wife and 7-year-old daughter Galen can live in the guest house at his Venice, CA property while the couple resolve their bitter divorce case, a judge ruled today, according to the Associated Press.

Victoria Duffy Hopper said in court filings that the divorce from their 14-year marriage was an attempt to cut her out of her inheritance, an accusation that has been denied by the 73-year-old “Easy Rider” actor who is battling terminal prostate cancer. (more…)

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Sometimes remaining in a home that you once shared with your spouse can prove difficult emotionally. Other times you just might want to get the heck out of there so you can start your life anew.  However, with homes languishing on the market, the economy might keep you from moving on as quickly as you’d like.

You might feel stuck as you wait for a buyer.  But you do have a multitude of other options.   (more…)

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Frank and Jamie McCourt, co-owners of the LA Dodgers (though that’s being debated) remain embroiled in their nasty divorce battle. This time, a 1,423-page court document filed by Jamie reveals just how they avoided paying Uncle Sam ever since they purchased the Dodgers in 2004.  What they did isn’t illegal.   (more…)

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St. Joseph kit is available for less than $10 from StJosephStatue.com. It just might help sell your home and help prevent a War of the Roses over the house. (Image courtesy of StJosephStatue.com)

 

Ready to move on with your life, but you’re waiting around for the house to sell so that you and your ex can split the assets?  Well, if the home is not moving fast enough, you might just try burying a statue of St. Joseph in your home.  Apparently quite a few homeowners swear by this method. Read the St. Joe’s article on HousingWatch.com

And Phil Cates, owner of StJosephStatue.com LLC , says that many of his customers aren’t even Catholic.  The tradition transcends religious barriers when you’re simply trying to get your home sold. (more…)

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