Is rental real estate right for me?

Two main benefits to owning rental real estate is gaining appreciation on your investment and the tax savings to you at the end of the year. But what if we didn’t consider these benefits, would owning rental real estate still be a good idea? Let’s look over a couple of other conservative measurements. Knowing about […]

Year-end To-Do’s

Most homeowners pay an increased monthly mortgage payment because they are adding money into their escrow accounts. By doing this, you expect that your lender will pay them on time, in the year they are due. Once paid, you can then deduct them from your taxes. The IRS stipulates that deductions can only be taken […]

Gaining an ARM or losing one?

Fixed rate mortgages are low once again. Now is a good time to buy. But what if you already own a home. Could refinancing be right for you? Could an adjustable rate loan be right? Here are some factors that would influence your decision. How long are you going to stay in your home? Which […]

How to hire an Realtor®

Selling a home is a serious and major undertaking in your life. So shouldn’t your Realtor® be just as serious about representing you? If you are new to this process or just haven’t sold a home in a while, the answers you get to the questions below can show you revelations about your Realtors’ experience […]

Can I Make Money on my Home?

As a homeowner, you may often wonder if spending money on repairs or improvements for your home will net you any return. If you spend money on capital improvements, then you raise the base cost of your home. When you sell your home, these capital improvements can lower your capital gain and save you taxes. […]