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I'm not an Accountant, but here is a great article From Trulia on Tax Perks For Home Owners The Top 5 Tax Perks for Buyers, Sellers and Homeowners - 2009 Tax Editionby Tara-Nicholle NelsonTrulia's In-house Consumer AdvocateIt's tax time, but it doesn't have to be excruciating, especially if you b...
Statistics show that every five to seven years is the average time frame that home owners sell and move. There are some homeowners who stay in their homes for 20-30 years and these people don't understand why other home owners move so frequently. So when those home owners ask me why some people s...
Six Selling Myths Uncovered Myth #1: You should always price your home high and negotiate down. Truth: Pricing too high can be as bad as pricing too low. If you list too high, you'll miss out on buyers looking in the price range where your home should be. Offers may not even come in, becau...
The Need For Smart Phones It amazes me in today's world and market, how many Realtors do not use some type of Smart Phone, be it a Blackberry, iphone, or what have you. The technology is there to help make things a lot easier for us and it is frustrating when I have to do a deal with an agent who...
Brand Yourself Branding yourself is one of the most important marketing tricks on the books. Make you stand out and set yourself apart from all the others. Branding yourself is the key to being different. It is important with any business, however in Real Estate, being an Independent Contractor...
How are Realtors Really Paid? It is a common misconception that real estate agents are making a lot of money and sometimes not doing very much to earn it. The majority of full service agents are working hard to earn the fees they receive. Some people feel that if their home sells quickly, then...
Debt-to-Income Ratios and Car PaymentsYou see, when determining your ability to qualify for a mortgage, a lender looks at what is called your "debt-to-income" ratio. A debt-to-income ratio is the percentage of your gross monthly income (before taxes) that you spend on debt. This will include you...
Buying a Home With Resale Value - the House.Buying a Home With a ViewHomes with a pleasant view of the horizon often sell at a premium above similar homes without the view. However, if a view is important to you, buy it mostly for your own pleasure and not as an investment. Though you may place ...
While house shopping can be fun, it can also be intimidating for those who are new to the experience. There are many factors to consider when looking to purchase a home-from what neighborhood to which floor plan and much more. Try focusing on these four key factors when looking to buy a house. Lo...
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