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Compare Before Deciding on the Standard Deduction

The TCJA of 2019 dramatically increased the standard deduction so that many homeowners benefit from taking that rather than itemizing their deductions. Taking the standard deduction may result in a larger deduction even if you have no expenses that qualify for claiming itemized deductions. Another thing reinforcing taking the standard deduction was low rates at […]

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How to Get Your Home Ready to Sell in 2023

Key Takeaways: Sell your home faster with these easy repair and design tips Minor improvements can make a big difference Contact us to sell your home for top dollar in 2023 Thinking about selling your home in 2023? Your property’s interior and exterior look and feel have a direct impact on the final sale price […]

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If you’re on the sidelines, at least get ready…

If you’re on the sidelines to buy a home, there are things you can do to be ready when you do get back in the game. Improve your credit score to qualify for the best mortgage rate available which are reserved for those with the highest scores. Get a copy of your current credit reports […]

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Negotiating Your Position

The seller wants the most for their home and the buyer wants to pay the least possible. From the very beginning of the homebuying process, there are adversarial positions between the principals. If you happen to be in a multi-offer situation, it just complicates things further. Then, there are the emotions that tend to cloud […]

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What’s Ahead in the 2023 Real Estate Market Forecast

Key Takeaways: There’s goods news on the horizon in 2023 for home buyers and sellers Look for shifts when it comes to home prices, inventory, and interest rates Make a smart move by contacting us today to plan and strategize! The COVID-19 pandemic ushered in an era of unprecedented milestones in the housing market. From […]

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Turn Back Time

As the expression goes, "if I could turn back time", maybe you’d would do some things differently. If you’re wanting to buy a home, the regret may come from not getting a mortgage when rates were half of what they are today. There may not be a way to literally "turn back time" but you […]

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Buy Now, Refinance Later

The dilemma facing would-be buyers today is to wait until things settle down or move ahead in this unsettling economic environment. More specifically, the question should be, what are you waiting to settle down: mortgage rates, or prices or both? Mortgage rates haven’t been this high since 2002, so it could be considered plausible that […]

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Does high inflation discourage your from buying a home?

Inflation devalues the purchasing power of money and the interest earned on savings is almost always less than inflation. Tangible assets like your home consistently become more valuable over time. In inflationary periods, a home is a good investment and a hedge against inflation. Borrowing money at fixed rates during times of inflation can be […]

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Why the Holidays Are an Excellent Time to Sell Your House

Key Takeaways: Less competition and holiday decor make your home stand out. Serious buyers and fast closings make for a merry sale. With the year coming to a close, contact us today to get started! Believe it or not, the holidays are a wonderful time to sell your home! People are in warm spirits, and […]

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Waiting for the Mortgage Rates to Come Down

Waiting for the mortgage rates to come down before you buy a home may not be a good decision. If you are correct, and the rates do come down by two percent, the savings you benefit from a lower rate will most likely be devoured by the appreciated price increase. As of 12/8/22, the 30-year […]