You Them You're Serious

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June and July are the busiest home sale months of the year. When inventory is in short supply and you may be competing with other offers, it is important to show the seller you're serious. Make your offer look...
Don't Leave Home Without...

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You have been planning this trip for some time and almost every detail has been considered...or has it? Have you thought about how to protect your home while you're out of town? What's going to make sure...
Temporarily Renting a Home

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IRS has provisions for homeowners regarding the sale of a principal residence that allows for temporarily renting the home without losing the ability to exclude the gain if the home is sold under the correct...
Time to Buy Again

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For people who have experienced a distressed sale of a home and gotten their finances and credit back in shape, there can still be an unanswered question of "How long do we have to wait to qualify for another...
Tech to Find the Right Home

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According to the 2018 Profile of Buyers and Sellers, 52% of buyers want help to find the right home to purchase. Physically locating the home is certainly part of what buyers want from their agent but finding...
Comfort Systems

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Heating and air-conditioning are frequently referred to as the "comfort systems." If one has gone out in the dead of winter or the heat of summer, lack of comfort becomes a primary concern. Regular...
A Home Warranty Can Save You Money

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Your income tax is probably filed for last year by now and you've been through your expenses for the year. Money spent on repairs to your home is not deductible but being aware of how much you spent last year...
iBuyers - Convenient at a Price

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There is an increasing number of real estate companies, termed iBuyers that market a service that has an appeal to homeowners. The pitch for these quick cash offer companies will include some variation of "let...
One Loan for Purchase & Renovations

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The FNMA HomeStyle conventional mortgage allows a buyer to purchase a home that needs renovations and include them in the financing. This facilitates the purchase of the home and the renovations in one loan...