Tag Archives: Real Estate

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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Clever And Creative Ideas For Kids’ Study Areas

The school year has started, and that probably means your kids are doing their homework: sprawled on the bed, on the couch in front of the TV, on the floor, or at the dining room table. It probably also means … 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 Say Goodbye to Renting and Hello to Home Ownership

Becoming a first-time homeowner takes a lot more than a desire to buy a house. It takes a lot of effort on your part to save up a down payment — which is usually a pretty good sized chunk of … 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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What To Expect When Getting A New Roof

“You need a new roof.” Those are five words no one ever wants to hear. Having to put many thousands of dollars into something you can’t get daily enjoyment out of, like a new kitchen, is a huge drag. Of … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Your Home Search Break Your Heart

For those who are house-hunting, it can be a whirlwind romance that’s hot from the minute you see the home’s curb appeal. But don’t let the seduction of a good-looking landscape make you want to tie the knot without a … Continue reading

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Trend Alert: Punch Up Your Home With Painted Doors And Trim

Your kitchen: White. Your walls: White. Your doors and trim: Hmm. Maybe it’s time for something a little different. We think nothing about painting our exterior door a standout color, but what about the interior doors? And then there’s the … 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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Everything You Need To Know About Headboards

Did you make your bed today? Do you have a headboard? Then your bed isn’t really made. A headboard is the finishing touch on any bed, and there are numerous ways to go that can increase your style profile or … Continue reading

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