3 Overlooked Tax Breaks Your Home May Be Able to Cash In On

Minimize what you’ll owe and maximize what you’ll get back at tax time. People are always making moves (real estate and otherwise) to minimize what they owe and maximize tax returns. But understanding if you’re eligible for tax breaks can be daunting. The tax code is 4 million words and more than 70,000 pages long. … Continued

Common Mistakes Made by Home Sellers

While you may be tempted to “test the waters” and put your home on the market before taking the time to prepare properly let me share with you the FIVE things every seller should do to get the highest price for their home. Neutralize! with white and two-tone paint throughout the entire home. De-clutter every … Continued

Putting Fun Back Into Moving Day

Moving into a new home should be an exciting experience. But, unfortunately, that’s not typically the case. In fact, moving day is traditionally fraught with such misery that there is even a reality TV show about it! Your real estate agent can help. He or she can assist you in finding the right movers, provide … Continued

5 Tips for Buying a Home

Looking to buy a home? Here are five essential tips for making the process as smooth as possible. Get your finances in order. Start by getting a full picture of your credit. Obtain copies of your credit report. Make sure the facts are correct, and fix any problems you find. Next, find a suitable lender … Continued

Relocating to the Big City

Moving from a small town or suburb to a large city can be an intimidating proposition. Here are a few tips to help make your move as painless as possible. Research before you move. It’s important to understand the culture you’re joining. Do research online and find out about school systems, neighborhoods, parking, weather, public … Continued

Preparing to Sell

Selling your home doesn′t just mean hiring a realtor to stick a sign out front. There are a lot of preparations you should make to ensure you get the best offer possible in the shortest time. Repair. Just because you’ve gotten used to the cracks in the walls and the rattles in the radiators doesn’t … Continued

Dealing with Financing

As the events of the last few years in the real estate industry show, people forget about the tremendous financial responsibility of purchasing a home at their peril. Here are a few tips for dealing with the dollar signs so that you can take down that “for sale” sign on your new home. Get pre-approved. … Continued