Invest in Equity Build-up

Equity build-up could be one of the biggest advantages to buying a home.  There are two distinct dynamics that take place to make this happen: each house payment applies an amount to...

Determining Property Type

The Internal Revenue Service considers four different types of real estate.  Specific types of properties have benefits based on their classification.  The determination does not depend on...

Measuring Square Footage

Square footage is commonly used to determine if a home will fit a buyer’s needs.  The price per square foot can be used to compare the costs of different homes and even, determine the...

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...