“This is going to be the year”

As we begin the new year everyone seems to have the same things on their resolution list. Lose weight, save money, exercise more…well maybe this is your year to invest in a rental home. With a strengthening real estate market, rents are on their way up, home values are steady and mortgage rates for non-owner […]

Gift a Home or Inherit it?

The other day someone called a radio talk show and had a situation that troubled the caller and is also disturbing to listeners because of the potential tax liability and steps that can be taken to avoid it. The elderly father of the caller had switched his deed on his home to his daughter a […]

Make it Your Principal Thing

Most American believe that they will have a car payment and a house payment for the rest of their lives. But if you get a plan and a little discipline you don’t have to be in that majority. You plan should be to make additional principal contributions to your fixed-rate mortgage which will shorten the […]

FOUND! Your Down Payment

Taking the time to save a down payment for buying a home might be keeping you from actually buying a home. But you may be unaware that those funds may already exist. NAR does a Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers report each year which says that 81 percent of first-time buyers pull all or […]