What Should You Really Look at When Buying a Home?

April 22nd, 2014

Here are a few items that might be important to look at, and some that you shouldn’t allow to be deal breakers, when looking for a home in a seller’s market

The Effects Of A Death On Your Title

April 22nd, 2014

Question: My mother died a couple of months ago, and my dad wants to make sure that title to his house is in his name. How do we determine the status of title? Dad wants to make sure that upon his death, his three children will not have any problems regarding the house

No Mow Blow & Go For Your Homeowner’s Association

April 22nd, 2014

‘Mow and blow’ is basically a guy with minimal tools and landscape experience. He usually does a passable job lawn mowing but rarely has the training on integrated landscape management for one of an HOA’s most valuable assets.

Why You Should Consider Challenging Your Property Tax Assessment

April 22nd, 2014

Most municipalities don’t have the manpower or the resources to assess each and every property individually, so taxes can be assessed based on general averages, drive-by appraisals or automatic increases based on your home’s sales price.

RESPA Applies To More Than Just The Major Settlement Service Providers

April 21st, 2014

A recent U.S. District Court ruling moves the ball forward toward achieving understanding regarding two issues: (1) What sorts of entities are covered by RESPA regulations? and (2) can payments be considered (referrals) even if they are not tied to particular transactions?

Home Decor On The Cheap This Week

April 21st, 2014

Do you have that itch to redecorate? It must be in the air, because we’re feeling it too. We’ve taken a good look at the sales this week and rounded up some stuff you’ll definitely want to go get.

Best Renovation To Add Value? Income Suites

April 21st, 2014

The kitchen is the heart of the home and adding a second bathroom can be a lifesaver for a busy family, but the renovation that adds the most value to your home is creating an income suite.

Moving on Up: Some Tips for Upsizing

April 17th, 2014

Making the decision to move into a larger home involves many factors. Here are a few things to consider when deciding whether upsizing is the right move for you:

Seven Great Reasons To Move

April 17th, 2014

Maybe you’ve been there so long you’ve lost sight of how cluttered and unwelcoming and old and ugly it is. Or the sheer volume of stuff that needs to be done is so overwhelming you just ignore it altogether. Pack it up. It’s time to move on. Really.

More Storage Please – Especially In The Kitchen!

April 17th, 2014

A new study by Ikea, found that less is more in some areas but not in the kitchen. The survey, recently released, found that Americans are cutting back in many areas of living but when it comes to kitchen storage space, “more” is the operative word.