October 11, 2018

With its share of tricks and treats, we’re not sure which is more daunting – the Internal Revenue Code or Halloween? During this time of year, a treat worth mentioning is that the Tax Code has provided taxpayers who are attempting a fourth quarter 1031 Exchange with a...

If you dread the negotiating process when buying a home, never fear. Your real estate agent is an experienced negotiator who helps keep the bargaining from becoming emotional and veering off track.

Your agent must know your desires by heart and have quick access to you...

November 10, 2016

That place next door just went up for sale. Your neighbors have lived there since the fifties, and they’re moving to Florida to be closer to the grandkids.

They paid off their mortgage years ago, and they’re selling for a song, because they don’t want to wait too long f...

November 10, 2016

You’ve heard horror stories of contractors doing shoddy work and make mistakes homeowners just have to live with. Or worse, costing them thousands of extra dollars. So how do you make sure you’re hiring a great contractor instead of your worst nightmare? Ask them these...

November 10, 2016

Buying a house is a big investment, and you don't want to pay more than you have to. If you have a mortgage, you'll be living with that payment for a while. It's tempting to offer a much lower price than the asking price, especially if the house you want has been on th...

November 9, 2016

 Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM) — The interest rate is tied to a financial index making the monthly mortgage payment go up or down over time.
 

 Annual Percentage Rate (APR) — The percent of interest the will be charged on a home loan.
 

 Appraisal — A report highligh...