Category: Resources

Should you live in the city or the suburbs?

Should you live in the city or the suburbs? Which option offers the better long-term investment? Realtor.com recently conducted a survey to determine ‘where are homes holding their best value?’ To differentiate between city and suburbs, they relied on Nielsen’s population density data. They then compared home prices in January with those one year ago. Finally, they evaluated the […]

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What to fix if you’re selling

Before you embark on a gut of your circa-1990 kitchen, consult with a Realtor and a general contractor about which renovations will yield the biggest return on investment. How much work you’ll need depends on your home’s value, your market, and the comps in your neighborhood. Committed to doing some work? Start by thinking small. Minor cosmetic upgrades […]

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Four common issues sellers try to conceal

Four things buyers should look for before making an offer… Leaks – Leaky faucets, radiators, ceilings, roofs – keep an eye out for water stains and any temporarily plugs used to attract offers. Termites – Always request a termite inspection. This is something the seller must repair, and depending on the state, should not cost you, the buyer, anything extra. Issues with the […]

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Tax Implications of Homeownership

Reaping the rewards of mortgage interest and property tax deductions is just one way to think of your home as an investment. But there are even more real estate–related tax advantages and disadvantages that can slip under a new homeowner’s radar. Sometimes planning and timing make a major difference in the financial impact of a real […]

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Make Your Kitchen Feel Remodeled

Want a new kitchen but don’t want to spend the money or time necessary on a major renovation? Check out Kelly Morisseau’s tips to improve your space with some “right now” partial remodeling ideas. BRIGHTEN UP THE LIGHTING. “Good lighting has the psychological effect of making your kitchen feel brighter, more cheerful, less cavernous, and easier […]

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5 Basic Tips for Investing in Real Estate

You do not have to be an experienced buyer to invest in Real Estate, but if you’re just beginning, you’ll find that there’s a lot to learn. Here are 5 basic tips for investing in real estate to get you started. 1. Location Matters You want to invest in the worst house on the best […]

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