Real Estate

Real Estate When to Get Excited About the Housing Market Real estate professionals get that consumers, by and large, ignore housing statistics and the market until they become involved in the purchase or sale of a home. It’s only natural then that what impacts the market is a bit of a mystery to many. What determines a buyers’ or sellers’ market? What factors influence home […]
Real Estate Home Inspections A home inspection is a visual exam of the structure and systems of a house. It details problems with the property and if they’re serious enough to prevent a sale. The three main points of an inspection are physical condition, items in need of repair or replacement, and the remaining useful life of major systems. […]
Real Estate Spring Cleaning Checklist Time to get your Spring Cleaning Done!  Here’s a list to help you on your way.  Clean out the garage.  Inspect the roof and gutter.  Power wash the outside of the house, including windows.  Drain all sediment from your hot water heater.  Donate clothes not worn for more than two […]
Real Estate Tax Benefits Thomas is a single, childless guy who rents a house for $1200 a month. His adjusted gross annual income is $128,000. He has $3500 state income tax withheld from his paychecks during the year and qualifies for no itemized deductions. His federal income tax liability for the year: Adjusted gross income: $128,000 Standard deduction: single […]
Real Estate How to Increase Your Home’s Value Do you have any idea what your return on investment is on a home improvement?  This may help you decide on what improvements you may want to move forward with. How to Increase Your Home’s Value Project (average cost recouped, national) according to Realtor Magazine: Minor kitchen remodel (88%) Bathroom remodel (85%) Major kitchen remodel […]
Real Estate Essential Tools for the Homeowner I am sure you did not start out with a pink tool chest like I did!  I have since expanded and here are some ideas to make your life easier at home. Homeowner toolkit essentials: Allen wrench Ball-end Allen wrenches Box wrench Brads, bolts, screws, nails, and spikes, various sizes Channel-lock pliers (water pump pliers) […]
Real Estate Get Your Home Ready To Sell Things to do to Get Your Home Ready To Sell Edge, mow and fertilize the lawn. Reseed any sparse areas. Trim hedges, weed lawns and flowerbeds, and prune trees. Cut back overgrown shrubbery. Reseal cracks in foundation, steps, walkways, walls and patios. Power-wash your home’s exterior. Consider repainting in a neutral shade if there is […]
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