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Tax Benefits of Buying a Home

Posted by Alan Tucker on February 26, 2018 in  Buying  General Real Estate  Helpful Tips  House and Home
You may have just finished filing your taxes, and had to pay more to Uncle Sam than you would like.  You have been thinking about buying a home, but are not sure you are ready for that big undertaking.  This is the time to think about the tax benefits you can enjoy being a homeowner. Mortgage Interest Deduction When you take out a mortgage loan for a home, the majority of what your paying in the early years of your loan is interest.  That means that very little of your money is going into the equit... read more
Real estate trends for years have shown that spring is the perfect time to buy or sell a home.  Whether it’s the warmer weather, the pending summer break, or simply the seasonal shift, spring seems to be the time that people want to buy a home.  Is spring really the best time to buy a house?  There are some advantages and disadvantages to buying a home in the spring.  Here’s what to consider. Advantages of buying in the spring During the spring months, there is usually more inven... read more

Understanding the Value of Your Home

Posted by Alan Tucker on February 14, 2018 in  General Real Estate  Helpful Tips
Buying a home is not only an exciting time in your life, but will probably be one of the biggest investments you make in your lifetime.  So understanding the value that you are getting from your purchase and the value of your home when it’s time to sell is important to keep in mind during the home buying process.  Here are some things to keep in mind about the value of your future home or you current home. Consider the Land It isn’t always the house that gains value after you purchase (or ... read more
With warm weather and prettier days on the way, it is the time when many homes come onto the market.  If you are trying to sell your home during this time, there will be a lot of competition and you will want to make your home stand out so you will get many showings and hopefully many offers.  Here are some things you can do to your home to make it stand out. Make it Shine You want your house to look “sparkly” to potential buyers.  In order to do this there are a few easy things you c... read more
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