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Don’t Get Stuck Paying a Tax Bill with a 1031 Exchange

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Don’t sell your property instead trade it, thus avoiding capital gains taxes. This is exactly how wealthy families preserve their wealth and holdings. But you can do it too. Learn how here and save big. Here are eight tips to avoid paying capital gains taxes by using 1031 property exchanges: 1) Success in doing 1031…Read More »

Seller Strategy When Considering a Home Sale in 2013

When you decide to sell your home, the first thing you should do is investigate the housing market in your area. You should also consult major real estate websites to see the prices of similar homes in your community. A number of newspapers also list the selling prices and asking prices of homes that were…Read More »

Your Home and Town Influences Market Value

your home town market value

Although the recently released NAHB/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI) illustrated decreases from April’s 273 to 258, news throughout the United States continues to bode well. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) even feels confident about the future of the housing market and your home.  Do you? In fact in a newly released, “Housing Now”…Read More »

Is DIY Safe For You and Your Home

DIY and your home

Are you a “Do-It-Yourselfer” when it comes to making repairs and improvements to your home? May is National Home Remodeling Month and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers are using increased seasonal awareness to outline risks that a DIY approach can bring in terms of safety, time and hidden costs. Reports from the…Read More »

Preparing to Sell Your Home

Your Home for sale

Leaping into the sale of your home may work for some, but most home sellers would rather take it slow. Questions on pricing, staging, the current market, and all the steps involved in your home sale are bound to be a bit worrisome. The right agent can walk you through the entire process and assist…Read More »

Good News For You and Your Home

Buying and Selling Your Home

Inventory may be down, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to buy your home. If you have been seeking to purchase a home and have been disheartened by the lack of available properties, cheer up, more inventory may be on the way! According to recent statistics released by Realtor.com, March 2013 saw a…Read More »

Spring Into Action To Sell Your Home

Spring into Your Home Sale

This week’s news released in the Freddie Mac U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook showed Spring as an ideal time to sell your home. Citing the combination of low mortgage rates, heightened consumer confidence and higher home prices, Freddie Mac even created a video (see below) detailing the March 2013 U.S. Economic and Housing Market…Read More »

Enjoy the Backyard of Your Home More

Outdoor entertaining in your home

Spring is in the air and its time to journey outside your home and enjoy the crisp air, beautiful flowers and sunshine.  Chances are you will find yourself spending more time outside enjoying this new season and catching up with the pruning, trimming and gardening around your home. You may have recently bought a home…Read More »

Vacationing Away From Your Home

Your Home & Safety

Warmer weather and cloud-free skies may have you dreaming of leaving your home for a vacation. No matter where you choose to journey for your break away trip, take the time to make preparations to your home before leaving. A few smart steps toward protecting your home while you are way, could mean the world…Read More »

Improvement in Your Home and Market Conditions

Your Home and the Rising Housing Market

Home owners living in metro areas are beginning to notice a shift in home prices and sales, leading to more interest regarding the value of your home.  In fact, the housing marketing seems to be seeing a huge shift. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) /First American Improving Markets Index (IMI) released this week…Read More »