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  You are ready to move and have found the perfect home for you and your family.  The only thing left to do is to sell your current home.  Sounds simple right?  Well, it can be, but there are several things that you may be doing that are making your buyers run for the door. Here are a few surefi...
04/20/2013
  It's that time of year again.  Spring has sprung and there are chores do be done.  Routine maintenance is a big part of home ownership and hopefully you have a yearly calendar of routine tasks and when they need to be performed.  Deferred maintenance will cause bigger, more expensive problems d...
04/10/2013
What are termites - termites are small, burrowing insects that eat wood , especially damp wood,  and they resemble small white ants. How do I know if I have termites - there are some indicators that let you know you may have a termite infestation.  The most common termites in the United States a...
03/27/2013
  Buying a home is the American dream and you have decided that it is time to start looking into buying a home of your own.  That's great!  However, you probably know that there are things you should be doing before you begin your search -  but where do you start?   The first thing you need to ge...
03/11/2013
    Most people consider buying a home the best decision they ever made.  So why not spend a little to make your best investment a little more comfortable for you.   What would you say if I told you you could do that for under $1000?  Well, you can!   Here are several projects that you can do for...
02/22/2013
    Unfortunately, mortgage scams are very common.   So exactly what can you do to protect yourself from one of these scams.  The first step in protecting yourself is education.  Learn the types of scams that are out there and how to recognize them.   Here are a few of the most common mortgage sc...
02/15/2013
  When you are trying to sell your home, staging can be an invaluable tool.  That is - if it is done right.  An investment for a few hundred dollars or even a few thousand dollars can bring you huge returns.   So that is reason enough to make that investment and have your home staged.   Buyers ca...
01/30/2013
    If your house has been on the market for any length of time and is not selling, you are probably wondering what you have done wrong.  What's wrong with your house.  Why is it not selling.   Don't worry, this happens sometimes but with the help of your realtor it can be done.  Here are a few t...
01/16/2013
As homeowners we sometimes get complacent about our home security.   We get comfortable and live in a neighborhood that we think is "safe".  But what does that mean?  The truth is that nowhere is safe.  Burglaries can happen anywhere and at anytime of the day or night.   So what can you do to pr...
01/07/2013
    The U.S. Senate passed the extension of the “American Taxpayers Relief Act of 2012” on a bipartisan 89-9 vote late January 1st, 2013 extending  the tax rates for households earning less than $450,000  and $400,000 for individual filers.   According to NAR Households earning above these limits...
01/02/2013
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