Checking for Water Leaks

Aside from standing water in your yard or water running out from under a sink, the first indication that you might have a water leak comes from a larger than normal water bill.  Before calling...

Checking for Water Leaks

Aside from standing water in your yard or water running out from under a sink, the first indication that you might have a water leak comes from a larger than normal water bill.  Before calling...

Building Equity

Owning a home is the first step to building equity.  Tenants build equity but not for themselves; they build it for the owners. Equity is the difference in the value of the home and what is...

Taxes and the Homeowner

Whether you’re an owner now or expect to be one in the future, it is important to be familiar with the federal tax laws that affect homeownership.  Since personal income tax was enacted...

Show Them You’re Serious

June and July are the busiest home sale months of the year. When inventory is in short supply and you may be competing with other offers, it is important to show the seller you’re serious....

Don’t Leave Home Without…

You’ve been planning this trip for some time and almost every detail has been considered…or has it?  Have you thought about how to protect your home while you’re out of...

Temporarily Renting a Home

IRS has provisions for homeowners regarding the sale of a principal residence that allows for temporarily renting the home without losing the ability to exclude the gain if the home is sold under...

Time to Buy Again

For people who have experienced a distressed sale of a home and gotten their finances and credit back in shape, there can still be an unanswered question of “How long do we have to wait to...

Tech to Find the Right Home

According to the 2018 Profile of Buyers and Sellers, 52% of buyers want help to find the right home to purchase.  Physically locating the home is certainly part of what buyers want from their...

Comfort Systems

Heating and air-conditioning are frequently referred to as the “comfort systems.”  If one has gone out in the dead of winter or the heat of summer, lack of comfort becomes a primary...