Category Archives: Real Estate Tips

Don’t Miss These Home Tax Deductions

If you itemize your deductions, you may get back some of the money you spent on mortgage interest and property taxes. Image: Liz Foreman for HouseLogic Owning a home can pay off at tax time. Take advantage of these homeownership-related … Continue reading

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Foreclosure Inventory Down 34.3% from Last Year

According to the latest CoreLogic National Foreclosure Report, “approximately 552,000 homes in the US were in some state of foreclosure as of December 2014”. This figure is down 34.3% from the 840,000 homes in December of 2013. December marked the 38thconsecutive month in which there were … Continue reading

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The Difference Between A Home’s Cost vs. Price

As a seller, you will be most concerned about ‘short term price’ – where home values are headed over the next six months. As either a first time or repeat buyer, you must not be concerned only about price but … Continue reading

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What Does It Really Mean To Be ‘Represented’ By A REALTOR®?

What Does It Really Mean To Be ‘Represented’ By A REALTOR®?. Posted by Andrew Fortune on Monday, January 26th, 2015 at 8:05am. When I started the home buying process for the first time, my wife and I found a home … Continue reading

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3 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Home

If you are thinking about purchasing a home right now, you are surely getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family have your best interests at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what … Continue reading

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If you are one of the many homeowners out there who are debating putting their home on the market in 2015, don’t miss out on the opportunity that currently exists. There will be significantly less competition in the winter months … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Fannie and Freddie formally announce 3% Down Programs

  Yesterday, HousingWire reported that both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac formally announced their 3% down options on home purchases. Fannie Mae’s plan will be effective December 13, 2014 while the Freddie Mac plan will be available March 23, 2015. … Continue reading

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Buying Land to Build a New Home On? Don’t Forget These Three Important Considerations

When most people talk about real estate, they envision buying an already-built house on already-landscaped property. However, buying vacant land and building a new home is a great way to ensure that you get the home that you want in … Continue reading

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Considering a Major Home Addition? Why a Detached Garage Can Drastically Improve Your Resale Price

Before you make a major structural change to your property, it is important to consider how this will affect your resale value. While there are many steps that you can take to improve your property, the addition of a detached … Continue reading

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Five Absolute Truths About the Home Buying Process That You Will Need to Come to Terms With

Buying a home is one of the most exciting times that an individual will undertake in life. However, a property purchase is not without its challenges, and these can cause frustration. In this article we’ll share five potential setbacks that … Continue reading

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