Tag Archives: Homeownership

Are You Torturing Your Trees?

Trees are stuck with you. They can’t run away when you make life tough for them. Trees have no voice and must suffer in silence. The worst thing is that many well-meaning, even tree-loving, property owners unwittingly torture their trees. … Continue reading

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Renovating With Your Kids: Projects You Can Do Together

Renovating your home? Why not make it a family affair, getting the kids involved in projects that can make them feel included and proud of their work. Not every job is going to be right for your kids. But there … Continue reading

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4 “Big Regrets” to Avoid When Buying a Home

Fear of making The Wrong Decision can be the great immobilizer when it comes to buying real estate. • Fear that this is “the wrong time” to buy has kept many would-be homeowners on the sidelines and unnecessarily out of equity-building … Continue reading

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7 Scary Things to Avoid If You’re Trying to Sell Your Home at Halloween

It may sound surprising, but doing Halloween décor right may actually help you sell your home. Doing it wrong—well, we’re terrified just thinking about it. Here’s what not to do when decking out your house for the spooky holiday. (Click … Continue reading

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The Essentials Checklist for Newly Married Homeowners

After a beautiful wedding celebration and exotic honeymoon, you and your loved one are ready to settle in and enjoy your newly married bliss, especially in a new home. Although putting together a house can seem like an everlasting project, … Continue reading

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What to Expect When Getting Pre-Approved

Getting “pre-qualified” today when preparing to buy a home is so 80’s. Getting pre-qualified then meant talking to a loan officer over the phone or in an office and having a conversation about various aspects of your financial life. The … Continue reading

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1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges

In the 1980’s (remember the 80’s? ERTA 1981 and TRA 1986), I was involved in quite a few Tax Deferred Exchanges and put the following together for investor clients and students. Why exchange real property? To save taxes, yes, but … Continue reading

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How To Identify And Avoid Dangerous Hazards In Your Home

It’s safe to say that none of us is purposely making our homes a hazard. And, no matter how hard we try, accidents still happen. But there is nothing more important than protecting ourselves, our families, and our investment. (Click … Continue reading

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All The Single Ladies: Why Are So Many Older Single Women Buying Homes?

Millennials, millennials, millennials. It’s all we’ve heard about in the real estate market for the last several years, with a sprinkle of Baby Boomers thrown in. But here’s who we should be talking about: Women. Older women, to be exact. … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Afraid Of The Seller’s Disclosure

State and federal laws are strict in requiring sellers to tell what they know about the condition of their homes that isn’t obvious or discernable to potential buyers. Buyers can’t see behind walls or under houses, so they rely on … Continue reading

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