No matter where you live, outdoor entertaining at your home increases in importance as the weather warms. Adding a patio or balcony to your home can allow a quick escape from the daily cares of life and also is a way to truly enjoy your outdoor landscaping and available sunshine! Besides being a great way…Read More »
Seasoned home buyers and first time home buyers have something in common. It may take a while to find your home. In fact it could take months. According to the 2012 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, a report compiled by the National Association of Realtors® (NAR), the average home buyer spends twelve weeks or…Read More »
If you thought you no longer qualified for tax savings on improvements done in 2011 or 2012, you’ve had a reprieve. The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 extended residential energy tax credits for existing energy efficient homes retroactively, meaning that certain improvements made on your home since the former expiration date of 2011 now…Read More »
If you have been considering a short sale for your home, you’ll be excited to know that the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007 was extended through the end of 2013. The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act extends mortgage cancellation relief for home owners and sellers through disallowing taxes on the portion of their…Read More »
A quick look over the last few years has more than a few homeowners concerned about natural disasters and power outages. With cold weather quickly approaching (and some predicting an impending end to the world), it is important to take steps to ensure your safety and the safety of your home, in any situation. One…Read More »
Have you been wondering what changes and developments in the 2013 housing market will mean for your home? If so, you’re not alone. A series of predictions published on December 10, 2012 by Frank Nothaft, Vice President and Chief Economist of Freddie Mac may provide some clarity. Review the bullet points below or watch the…Read More »
Headlines about the fiscal cliff may lead you to think that housing transactions are tapering off, yet according to the Fannie Mae National Housing Survey for November, that simply is not the case. In fact, Americans are displaying more confidence in the housing market and economy than previously shown, which is good news for your…Read More »
School is back in session, and if you have kids, you’re probably more concerned with providing the necessary signatures to syllabi and helping with homework than you are with the condition of your home. Still, those do-it-yourself projects lurk in the back of your mind as you wonder when and how you will get it…Read More »
September is upon us and if you want to sell your home before the year’s end, there are a few things you should know! Get a Great Agent – Oddly enough, I happen to know one, so can help you with this step. Call me for the inside scoop! However, if you DO want to…Read More »
The real estate industry, like most others, uses jargon that is sometimes difficult to understand. Consider this a primer to learning a few of those terms! Below you have a step by step definition that will make you sound “in the know” when buying or selling a home. “CLOSING” - Closing refers to the final steps…Read More »
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