Fireplace Maintenance and Safety

Fireplace Maintenance and Safety

Is there anything cozier than a wood-burning fireplace on a cold winter’s night? Maybe it’s what sold you on our current house. Or perhaps it’s a wish list… Read more ⇢
Avoid These Scary Mistakes When Selling

Avoid These Scary Mistakes When Selling

Don’t make scary home-selling mistakes. While it may seem like selling your home is an impossible task with landmines along the way, it doesn’t have to be quite so… Read more ⇢
Don’t Follow This Home Selling Advice

Don’t Follow This Home Selling Advice

Now that you’ve decided it’s time to sell your home, you’re probably getting all kinds of advice from friends and family about how to do it. While they often… Read more ⇢
Can You Sell Your Home After Labor Day?

Can You Sell Your Home After Labor Day?

Conventional wisdom dictates that spring and summer are the best times to sell your home. And since Labor Day is the unofficial end of the summer season, you may… Read more ⇢
Loan Options with Low Downpayments

Loan Options with Low Downpayments

U.S. economists expect 2015 to be a strong year for housing. What this means to you is that more homes are selling and the supply of… Read more ⇢
Early Spring Landscaping – Great Idea

Early Spring Landscaping – Great Idea

Bulbs, tubers, perennials and indigenous plants beautify your home and give year-round enjoyment for decades to come. If you bought your home in the fall or winter, you may not know… Read more ⇢
Is Painting Cabinets a Good Idea?

Is Painting Cabinets a Good Idea?

Gone are the days of the sticky painted kitchen cabinet that peels, chips and generally looks cheap. Modern paint finishes means you can rejuvenate or renovate your dated kitchen or bath… Read more ⇢
Tax Considerations for Home Sellers

Tax Considerations for Home Sellers

Now that the wrapping is all of the gifts and the tree is looking a little bedraggled, it’s time to take a look at your end of the year financial picture. Read more ⇢
Getting Organized to Sell Your Home

Getting Organized to Sell Your Home

When you’ve lived in it for a long time, getting a home ready to sell can seem daunting. If you are considering selling your home this year, make it your… Read more ⇢
2015 Programs for Home Buyers

2015 Programs for Home Buyers

Although the federal government has offered homebuyer programs in the past, for Tax Year 2015, most of the available home buyer programs will be at the local and state levels. State… Read more ⇢
Elections Affect Homeowners

Elections Affect Homeowners

One of the very first discussions the Founding Fathers had was about how to balance the rights of all individuals with the rights of those who owned property. They… Read more ⇢
Do I Want to Buy with Cash?

Do I Want to Buy with Cash?

According to Market Watch, 43% of homebuyers in 2014 so far have purchased with all cash. While some analysts believe that the cash-buying frenzy will not last, there is… Read more ⇢
Is It Time to Stop Renting?

Is It Time to Stop Renting?

It’s not your imagination that rent keeps going up. In fact, across the United States, from the end of summer 2013 to the end of summer 2014 rents increased over six… Read more ⇢
Do I Need to Paint the Whole House White?

Do I Need to Paint the Whole House White?

You are getting ready to paint a home you know you will sell within a couple of years. Chances are, a helpful family member or friend reminds you that to sell,… Read more ⇢
Tips for Home Sellers

Tips for Home Sellers

Sometimes selling a home can feel like a big job – one with a thousand small tasks required to get it done. But many sellers make the job harder by ignoring… Read more ⇢

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