John Hagar http://www.kplu.org en Renting out your basement: Extra income or extra hassle? http://www.kplu.org/post/renting-out-your-basement-extra-income-or-extra-hassle <p>In these tough economic times, it's always tempting to look for ways to bring in extra income. So how about fixing up your basement so that you can rent it out? It would be nice to have an extra $800.00 or so coming in every month. But are there questions that should be answered before moving forward?&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 21:39:55 +0000 John Maynard & Richard Hagar 6562 at http://www.kplu.org Renting out your basement: Extra income or extra hassle? Rough time refinancing? Try again. http://www.kplu.org/post/rough-time-refinancing-try-again <p>Is it true that there there&#39;s a bank vault out there full of cold, hard cash that&#39;s now available to people trying to refinance? That&#39;s what KPLU&#39;s John Maynard asked Seattle-area real estate appraiser Richard Hagar when he dropped by KPLU&#39;s studios recently. Without skipping a beat, Hagar responded:</p><blockquote><p>&quot;The good news is if you&#39;ve missed some mortgage payments or you were in foreclosure, banks now have more cash available. And they&#39;ve loosened up the purse strings a bit.&quot;</p></blockquote><p> Tue, 07 Feb 2012 12:30:00 +0000 John Maynard & Richard Hagar 4043 at http://www.kplu.org Rough time refinancing? Try again.