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How the New Tax Bill Will Affect Homeowners

taxbillRepublicans on Friday unveiled the final version of their tax bill, and it has new restrictions for some homeowners. Senate and House Republicans have reconciled their versions of tax legislation and the final plan shrinks some popular deductions. Lawmakers aim to vote on the bill next week and then send it to President Trump’s desk. [...]Read More

Essential Apps for Your Home Search

appsHomebuyers are increasingly relying on mobile applications to help with their property search. A recent National Association of Realtors survey found that 68 percent of those searching for a home use mobile apps to help with that, and a quick look at our list of favorite apps helps us to understand why that’s the case: [...]Read More

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t FSBO

fsboIn today’s market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons why this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers. Here are [...]Read More

Boomers: Buy or Rent After Selling?

boomersbuyIn a recent CNBC article, it was reported that many baby boomers are selling their current homes and moving into rentals, rather than purchasing another home. “Between 2009 and 2015, the number of renters aged 55 or above rose 28 percent, while those aged 34 or younger only increased 3 percent… Meanwhile, more than 5 [...]Read More

5 Housing Trends to Look for in 2018

housingtrendsInventory constraints that have fueled a sharp rise in home prices and made it difficult for buyers to gain a foothold in the market will begin to ease next year as part of broad and continued market improvements, according to the 2018 National Housing Forecast released today by the online real estate information and [...]Read More

What To Do If Your Home Isn’t Selling?

homesellingWhen sellers start the home-selling process, no one wants to think “What would happen if my home doesn’t sell?” But before you panic, recognize that there are many things that you can do so you don’t wind up in that position. Tip 1: Understanding the real estate market and the value of your home will [...]Read More

Buyers Do Have Home Purchase Regrets

homebuyerregretsIt's not uncommon for homebuyers to have regrets, but with the right research, inspections and a good real estate agent, they can reduce the chances of unhappiness after a home purchase.Read More

What’s Stopping You From Listing Now?

If your future includes moving to a new home or new location, you should consider the reasons why you are not listing your home right now.Read More

Calculate How Much Home You Can Afford

howmuchhomeLearn about the most accurate way to calculate just how much home you can afford without breaking the bank.Read More

7 Reasons to Stop Renting Today

stoprentingtodayMany rental numbers are at historical highs, but according to this author that's part of the reason why you should stop renting and instead look to buy.Read More