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5 Tax Write Offs For Homeowners

Becoming a homeowner is an exciting accomplishment, it can also be a rather expensive one. Fortunately, decorating a new home and getting settled in a fresh environment aren’t the only benefits. There are many financial benefits that come along with becoming a new homeowner, among them the tax write-offs available to you. Here are five…

What Does A Homeowners Association Fee Cover?

When looking to buy a home, make sure to check if the neighborhood has a Homeowners Association. An HOA will help regulate the neighborhood keeping up with common areas, restrictions and guidelines to keep the neighborhood in tip top shape, and more. If you are buying a single family home, there may not always be…

How to Install Insulation in Existing Walls

Installing insulation in existing walls might sound intimidating and time consuming, but according to Realtor.com, “Thanks to modern equipment and advanced loose-fill insulating materials, installing insulation between walls that are already finished is something that can be accomplished in just a few hours” for a professional, or an experienced “do-it-yourselfer”. However, if you aren’t an…

Open Areas and Walkable Spaces are Worth Higher Home Prices for Many Buyers

  According to REALTOR® Magazine, “More home shoppers say they want to live where there is walkable space, and they’re willing to pay extra for it”. That is, houses that come with more open spaces and more walkable areas are more valuable. Researchers have even boiled this down to a science, saying that the price…

If You Have Accepted a Buyer’s Offer, Can They Lower the Offer after an Inspection?

So, you’ve had a buyer make an offer on your home and you’ve accepted; is this a binding agreement? The answer is no. An offer is merely an offer, nothing more. Additionally, if the buyer hires a home inspector and the inspector finds a major, nondisclosed defect with your property, the buyer has no obligation…