The New Tax Reform May Affect You As A Homeowner

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New tax legislation was signed into law at the end of 2017, and it included some significant changes for homeowners. These changes took effect in 2018 and do not influence your 2017 taxes. Here’s a brief overview of Continue reading

Posted on April 11, 2018 at 6:30 pm
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Selling You House, Make Sure The Price Is Right.

In today’s market, where demand is outpacing supply A bird house or bird box in autumn, fall, summer or spring sunshin many regions of the country, pricing a house is one of the biggest challenges real estate professionals face. Sellers often want to price their home higher than recommended, and many agents go along with the idea to keep their clients happy. However, the best agents realize that telling the homeowner the truth is more important.

Sellers sometimes think, “If the home doesn’t sell for this price,I can always lower it later.” However, research proves that homes that experience a listing price reduction sit on the market longer, ultimately selling for less than similar homes.

John Knight, from the University of the Pacific, did research on the cost (in both time and money) to a seller who priced high Continue reading

Posted on July 21, 2016 at 11:51 pm
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