As the deadline to file income taxes approaches, we need to take a new look at the changing tax landscape for homeowners. Thanks to the efforts of many real estate industry groups like NAR, many of the tax benefits that homeowners enjoy have been protected and extended through the 2017 tax season. Not necessarily through 2018 though. Mortgage Interest Deduction Homeowners who itemize their deductions can still deduct the interest paid on a mortgage with a balance of up to $1 … [Read more...] about Top 2017 Tax Deductions For Homeowners
So you’ve put your home on the market and agreed a sale within a couple of weeks at a price that you are very satisfied with. The buyers are obviously well-qualified for the loan they need and you can tell they really love your home. But the contract allows for a 10-day inspection contingency. How much should you be concerned about that? A lot will depend on how much you know about the condition of your home. When you completed the required disclosure forms, your agent will have advised you … [Read more...] about Could A Home Inspection Kill Your Sale?
When you sell your home, it makes sense that you’d want to hire a real estate agent who’s an “area expert”. After all, an agent who is not an “expert” may not realize things or trends in your neighborhood that affect the values. Factors such as the latest information about our award-winning schools. Or what new developments are planned, both residential and retail, that can impact home values one way or another. The thing is, “area expert” is a term used a bit too frequently, … [Read more...] about Why List Your Home For Sale With An Area Specialist?