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How to Know You’ve Bought the Right Home

Posted by Alan Tucker on October 08, 2018 in  advice  home buying  homeowner  House and Home
When you’re buying a home it’s natural to have feelings of anticipation and nervousness, and to wonder if you’re buying the right home. However, there are a few ways you can be sure that you’re making the right decision and that the home you’re buying truly is the home for you! It may sound obvious, but simply wanting to go inside the home is a crucial step in a home being right for you. In addition, if you can envision yourself making various changes to the home and arranging the furn... read more

Ways to Beat the Summer Heat in Your Home

Posted by Alan Tucker on July 09, 2018 in  Helpful Tips  House and Home
Staying cool in the heat of the summer usually comes with high electricity bills come fall.  There are some ways you can beat the heat from the dog days of summer and keep your cooling bill relatively low. Programmable Thermostat A programmable thermostat is an inexpensive way to preset your thermostat so that it is only cooling your home while you are home.  These run from $30 to $50 dollars and depending on which one you buy, you can set up to 4 settings or even weekday and weekend settings. You c... read more

Creating an Awesome Outdoor Living Space

Posted by Alan Tucker on April 03, 2018 in  Helpful Tips  House and Home
Outdoor living spaces are becoming more and more popular.  You don’t even have to live in a climate where it is warm all year round because there are heating options to make your outdoor space warm and cozy 365 days a year.  Here are some ideas to make a place outdoors to love. Entertaining There are several things you can do to bring the inside out to a patio area in your house to make it a welcoming place to entertain.  Enclose a gazebo or pergola with colorful weather-resistant curtains.... read more

Why isn’t my House Selling?

Posted by Alan Tucker on March 27, 2018 in  General Real Estate  Helpful Tips  House and Home  Selling
If your home is sitting idle in a seller’s market, it is time to get to the root of the problem.  There could be many reasons your house isn’t selling.  If you are eager to get your home sold, take a look at these factors that could be keeping your home from having a sold sign out front. The House is priced too high Supply and demand conditions exist in a seller’s market.  There is high demand for houses but low supply.  That tends to drive the cost of houses up.  You ca... read more

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
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