Buying

December 17, 2017

Expert Insights: Are Home-Selling Costs Deductible?

If you sell your home and realize a taxable gain even after the exclusion, you can reduce your gain with selling costs. Your gain is defined […]
December 23, 2017
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Expert Insights: Who Should Be Called to the Project First—the Contractor or the Architect?

Opinions vary about which professional to call first. Some say the architect comes first because “you have to design it before you can build it.” The […]
January 10, 2018
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Choose Your Battles When Buying a Home

A fenced-in yard. Double sinks. A wrap-around porch.  An open floor plan. Solar panels. There are just so many things we want our new home to have. However, […]
March 14, 2018
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The Hidden Costs of Owning a Home

Financially, there’s more to buying a home than the purchase price—sometimes much more. After the down payment, and once your closing costs and monthly mortgage payments […]
April 1, 2018
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Kitchen Problems to Look for before Buying a Fixer-Upper

A minor kitchen remodel such as changing hardware, resurfacing cabinets and other minor improvements can earn a return on investment of 83 percent, according to the […]
April 15, 2018
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Why Do I Need an Agent If I Can Find a Home by Myself on the Internet?

While more buyers now use the Internet to gain access to listings, or available properties for sale, it is still a good idea to use an […]
May 12, 2018
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10 Quick Tips for Easier Downsizing

For empty nesters and others, moving into a smaller space can mean less maintenance and a welcome bump in discretionary income. But what to keep and […]
February 9, 2020

Public Servants Get 50% Off The Purchase Of Their Home

The HUD sponsors the Good Neighbor Next Door program to help police officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and elementary school teachers buy a house.
August 6, 2020

Guidance and Support Are Key When Buying Your First Home

In June, the number of first-time homebuyers accounted for 35% of the existing homes sold, a trend that’s been building steadily throughout the year. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR):