The Difference Staging Makes

This house has been on the market for 3 months with no offers…My client had her friend stage it over the last couple of weeks. The first people that looked at it after if was staged made an offer and we have this one under contract! So if you are wondering if staging makes a difference check out the photos below.
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Tax Reform & Housing: A Reference Guide

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When the tax code was originally being overhauled by the House and the Senate, there were three major proposals being considered that would have substantially impacted the residential real estate market:

  • Changing the requirements for the exclusion of gain on the sale of a principal residence
  • The reduction on the limit of the Mortgage Interest Deduction (MID)
  • The elimination of the State and Local Tax deduction (SALT) which includes property taxes

Let’s look how the tax code has evolved from the original proposal, and decipher what impact experts believe it may have on the housing market. Continue reading

3 Tips for Making Your Dream Home a Reality

Getting Ready To Buy Your First Home:

  • Realtor.com shared their “5 Habits to Start Now If You Hope to Buy a Home.”
  • Setting up an automatic savings plan that saves a small amount of every check is one of the best ways to save without thinking a lot about it.
  • Living within a budget will not only help you save money for down payments but will help you pay down other debts that might be holding you back.

Tips for buying a home

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Bubble Alert! Is it Getting Too Easy to Get a Mortgage?

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There is little doubt that it is easier to get a home mortgage today than it was last year. The Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), published by the Mortgage Bankers Association, shows that mortgage credit has become more available in each of the last several years. In fact, in just the last year: Continue reading