Category Archives: Real Estate News

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What Every Seller Should Know About Home Inspections

Key Takeaways: Even in today’s hot market, it’s not uncommon for buyers to request an inspection before purchasing a home. Believe it or not, there are a few steps you can take as a seller to prepare for your home’s big assessment. If you’re ready to list and sell in no time at all, contact […]

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Writing a Successful Offer in a Low Inventory Market

With at least 40% less homes on the market currently than there were a year ago, serious buyers have probably experienced the disappointment of losing a home they wanted to buy from increased competition. Today’s buyers are looking for ways to improve their odds of being the best contract without having to use the purchase […]

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5 Questions Sellers Keep Asking About 2021’s Hot Real Estate Market

Key Takeaways: Today’s real estate market is heavily skewed towards sellers, making now the perfect time to list your home. Many would-be sellers have questions about moving when the market is this hot—and we have the answers you need to get started. If you’re considering selling your home soon, it’s crucial to work with a […]

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How long do I have to keep this stuff?

“How long do I have to keep this stuff?” is the usual question you ask yourself when feeling that you are running out of room for all this “paper” that may never be needed. The paper receipt you get from your fast-food lunch may go directly into the trash. The prudent consumer may keep it […]

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Rent your home tax free

There is a little-known provision in the tax code that allows homeowners to rent their principal residence or second home for up to 14 days a year without having to recognize the income. In this situation, the taxpayer does not deduct the rental expenses associated with the income. There is no restriction on how much […]

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4 Tricks to Buying a Home in a Crazy Hot Market

Key Takeaways: Despite the ongoing pandemic, the real estate market is more competitive than ever before—and that means buyers have to do more to get their offer accepted. Want to stand out from the competition and score the home of your dreams? Our four tips can help you achieve real estate success in no time. […]

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Before you pay cash for a home

Before you pay cash for a home, ask yourself if there is a possibility, at some point in the future, you might put a mortgage on the home and would want to deduct the mortgage interest on your federal tax return. Current federal tax law allows homeowners to deduct the interest on up to $750,000 […]

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What Makes Today’s Real Estate Market So Competitive?

Key Takeaways This year’s housing market is shaping up to be the most competitive on record, but the pandemic isn’t the only thing influencing the national real estate boom. There are actually quite a few factors contributing to today’s hot market, including unfettered buyer demand, historically low supply, and steady interest rates. Have questions about […]

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Homeowner Equity and Wealth Accumulation

National homeowner equity grew in the fourth quarter of 2020 by $1.5 Trillion or 16.2% year-over-year based on a CoreLogic analysis. The study was done on the six out of ten homeowners who have mortgages on their home. The fourth quarter of 2020 also saw the number of mortgaged residential homes with negative equity decrease […]

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Exposing the 4 Factors Agents Use to Price Your Home Right

Key Takeaways: Before you list your home, it’s crucial to understand how much a buyer would be willing to pay for it. Your agent will use a variety of factors to determine a competitive list price—and some of them might be a little unexpected. If you’re looking for a fast and accurate way to price […]