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Land lease vs. Life lease, Offer two deposits?

Dear David, What’s the difference between a “land lease” and a “life lease”? – LEASED OF MY WORRIES DEAR LEASED: In a typical freehold home purchase, you’re buying a house and the land it sits on. In a “land lease” or “life lease”, the land belongs to someone else. In a land lease, you own

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Homebuying in a Child’s Name, Funding for Affordable Housing

Dear David, I’m trying to do some estate planning. My son has recently graduated. I want to buy a second home and put it in his name in order to give him a strong start. Is this advisable? – THINKING AHEAD DEAR THINKING: If you’re buying the home in cash, you can do whatever you

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