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Monday, July 25, 2016
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Tuesday, July 12, 2016
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My normal rule of thumb is to spend as little as possible fixing the house up, but still get the job done. You don’t want to spend money on items where you won’t get your money back. For example, it’s not worth putting a pool in just to sell the home. However, I will suggest my clients paint…

Monday, July 11, 2016
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
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I’m always surprised when a buyer can spend 10 minutes at a home and then declare, “This is the one!” I tell them I don’t mind if they want to go back to the house several times before submitting an offer. But when properties are selling quickly, that may not be an option as you sometimes ha…

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This is two articles in one. First is a correction for a recent article I wrote about Homeowner’s Associations. In my article I incorrectly stated that when you see the HOA board go into “executive session” where no minutes are kept they may be contemplating litigation. I was politely correc…

Friday, June 17, 2016
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If you are in the market to buy a home, and are considering a home that’s subject to a Homeowner’s Association, you are probably aware that you will have to pay monthly HOA dues plus comply with the HOA’s rules.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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There is a big benefit to homeowners in our current tax code where you can sell a principal residence and avoid paying taxes on up to $250,000 of gain if you are single, and up to $500,000 in gain if you are married, as long as you’ve lived there at least two out of the last five years. But …

Monday, May 23, 2016
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You may have seen ads that say, “Pay off your mortgage years early!” These are usually ads for companies promoting a bi-weekly mortgage program. 

Monday, April 18, 2016
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I’ve noticed that homebuyers often put off ordering their homeowner’s insurance policy until the week before closing. It is wise to investigate the insurability of both the home and the buyer as early as possible. That’s right, both the home AND the buyer need to be approved by the insurance…