Your tress are an asset. Here's how to protect them. Large healthy mature trees can add so much to the appearance and privacy of our properties yet we often neglect them. Here is a great article on how to keep your trees healthy. After all, when a 30 ft hard wood dies you [...]
Econ 301. Why mortgage rates often don't mirror Fed actions I get questions about this A LOT! Here's a good article that explains some of the reasons why Fed actions on short term rates don't always mirror what happens to the long term mortgage market rates.
When in Rome...speak Roman! (OK, Latin or maybe Greek) I've sometimes been accused of speaking a different language in the conduct of my real estate career but I think it might be even worse with contractor lingo. Here's a great article to get you up to speed on the vernacular you will need [...]
Septic systems: No reason to be afraid of them I think most people would be surprised by how many homes in both this region and around the country have septic systems. They make up about 20% of all homes nationally and over 50% in some states! There are a lot of multi-million dollar [...]
Selling real estate? Know your stuff with Capital Gains Taxes Most (though not all) people who sell a principle residence that they have lived in for at least the last two years don't have tax consequences when they sell, but what if your property and situation doesn't fit into that nice little box? [...]
It’s March already! It seems like just yesterday that we started the new decade. You know the saying; time goes by faster when you are busy and boy have we been busy! The real estate market continues to be very brisk, to say the least. You have to be on your toes for [...]
Be careful with your HELOC deductions The rules changed in 2017 on what uses for the funds from your HELOC are deductible so tread carefully. Here's an excellent article on which expenditures qualify but of course always confirm with your tax accountant. Call me for referrals for HELOC providers and if you are [...]