Tax Benefits of Selling Your Home

Did you know that if you sell your home and make a profit of less than $250,000 (or less than $500,000 when you file a joint return with your spouse), and have lived in that house for 2-5 years the IRS doesn’t want to hear about. This is because the profit you make is excluded from…

Home Warranty: Frequently Asked Questions

What is a home warranty? A home warranty is a one-year contractual guarantee that should certain appliances or mechanical systems fail due to normal wear and tear during the coverage period, those items will be repaired or replaced, subject to a small deductible. How is a home Warranty different than homeowner’s insurance? Homeowner’s insurance and…

10 Shortcuts to Make Your Move Easier

Near or far, there’s no shortage of challenges when it comes to moving. Between organizing an entire household changing addresses and vetting out movers, relocating to a new house can be hectic. And the biggest stress of all? Packing. To help alleviate some of that stress, here is a list of clever shortcuts that will…

Defining Your Ideal Home

The property you buy will be much more than a house; it will be your home. So before you go out and view houses, understand what you are looking for. Try answering the following questions to help you clarify the things that are most important to you in your ideal home and neighborhood. Defining Your Ideal…

How to Prepare for Selling in the Spring Market

If you are planning on putting your home on the market, don’t wait around for the April showers to bring May flowers before you get ready to sell. Preparing a few months in advance allows for an easier selling experience. Spring is an extremely busy season for real estate; make sure you stay ahead of…

THE PRICE IS RIGHT…..OR IS IT?

When selling your home, the right price and an attractive appearance are arguably the two most basic essentials.  Buyers have a pool of choices and since no two homes are alike it is crucial to make a distinction between your home and the competition. Studies have shown that the first 2 weeks on the market are…

Tips for Selling Your Home in the Winter

When it comes to selling your home, the process can be time-consuming and stressful. Even though as a seller you may be skeptical to place your house on the market during the winter, take advantage of the lack of inventory and play up the winter season. Here are a few tips on how to sell your home in…

Living In Your Home While It Is For Sale

You have decided it is time to move and put your house on the market. You have made a big decision, congratulations! When the for-sale sign is placed on your lawn, dozens of interested buyers and real estate agents will be trudging in and out of your entire house. You will have unfamiliar people examining…

Are you ready to sell?

Have you been thinking about selling your home? Your patience or perhaps procrastination may have paid off in a big way. Experts say this is the year to sell your home, sooner rather than later. Many current factors are fueling a sellers’ market; read on to uncover a few reasons why you shouldn’t wait any…

Is Your Home Priced to Sell?

When selling your home, the right price and an attractive appearance are arguably the two most basic essentials.  Buyers have a lot of choices and since no two homes are alike it is crucial to make a distinction between your home and the others on the market. Studies have shown that the first 2 weeks…