How High Should You Really Go When Buying A House?

While you may have been approved for a certain amount to purchase a house, it will be up to you to determine whether or not you can really afford to go up to that amount, or whether you really want to. There are other things you should be considering along with what your monthly mortgage payments will be when it comes to deciding how high you want to go when buying a home. Read More 

Two Problems You May Face When Selling Your Primary Residence

The complications you will face while selling a property depends on the type of property you are selling – commercial, townhouse, condo or primary residence, among others. For example, those who are selling their primary residences have to grapple with these two major issues: Whether to Buy or Sell First Most people, who have decided to sell their primary residences, have to answer this complex query: do you sell before getting another place or do you buy another house first? Read More 

Tips For Sale-Worthy Home Photos

If you're getting ready to sell your house, one of the most important factors to consider in the listing is the photography. Remember that the photos in your home listing will be the very first thing that potential buyers will judge the property on. It's in your best interest to make them the best that they can possibly be. Here are a few tips to help you put the best impression out there. Read More 

6 Reasons Sellers Need A Real Estate Agent

Homeowners beginning the process of listing and selling their home sometimes decide to skip hiring a real estate agent in order to save a bit of money on the commission agents earn. Unfortunately, this is almost always a mistake that costs sellers more in the long run, in the form of added stress, more time spent on the market, and possible financial and legal risk. Here are six reasons it's always a good idea to work with an experienced real estate agent when selling your home:  Read More 

Gaining Additional Tax Deductions By Owning Two Personal Residences

Many homeowners automatically assume that they should sell their current residence if a different residence is purchased. However, the tax benefits of home ownership are not limited to just one house. Some current homeowners may prefer to keep their current residence when buying a second house and claim the available tax deductions for both properties. The federal tax code allows deductions for two homes, as long as the combined mortgage amount is not more than $1 million. Read More