E61 8 Tax Benefits for Buying and Owning a Home 956x538 blog

E61 8 Tax Benefits for Buying and Owning a Home (Podcast)

(1) Deduction for home mortgage interest. Mortgage must be less than $750,000. Includes HELOCs; (2) Deduction for property taxes…

E58 Millennials Think Owning a Home is Impossible 956x538 blog

E58 Millennials Think Owning a Home is Impossible (Podcast)

40% of millennials feel homeownership is completely out of the question for them; 42% of millennials say they want to buy a home but just can’t afford it; 29% of millennials feel they will never be able to afford a down payment…

6 Times It's Actually Smarter to Buy a New Home Before Selling the Old 956x538 blog

6 Times It’s Actually Smarter to Buy a New Home Before Selling the Old [Podcast]

(1) You’re buying in a seller’s market, (2) You want to remodel your new home (or your old one), (3) You have kids, (4) You’re downsizing…

12 Things New Homeowners Should Do ASAP 956x538 blog

12 Things New Homeowners Should Do ASAP

There’s nothing quite like that feeling when you walk into your first home for the first time as a new homeowner. You’ve probably been planning all the things you’re going to do as soon as you move in—paint the walls, change up the window treatments, buy the perfect furniture for your new living room.

 

But before you jump into those exciting projects, there are a few things you should do before you tackle anything else to develop good homeowner habits and spare yourself some heartache later on.

8 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying and Selling at the Same Time 956x538 blog

8 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying and Selling at the Same Time [Podcast]

(1) Waiting too long to prep your home for selling, (2) Skipping the backup plan, (3) Buying too big, (4) Working with too little cushion…

13 Reasons First-Time Homebuyers May Regret Their Big Purchase 956x538 blog

13 Reasons First-Time Homebuyers May Regret Their Big Purchase [Podcast]

(1) They Focused On Investing, Not Living, (2) They’d Rather Have Experiences Over Mortgages, (3) They Didn’t Know How The Process Works, (4) They Bought Out Of FOMO, (5) They Didn’t Run The Numbers Before They Bought …

6 Reasons Why Your Higher Offer Won't Win the House 956x538 blog

6 Reasons Why Your Higher Offer Won’t Win the House [Podcast]

(1) You’re not flexible on the timeline, (2) You don’t have your paperwork squared away, (3) You’re asking for too many contingencies and concessions …

6 Habits All Successful Home Buyers Have in Common 956x538 blog

6 Habits All Successful Home Buyers Have in Common [Podcast]

(1) Daily: Ditch an indulgence or two (2) Weekly: Make deposits into a ‘home savings’ account (3) Weekly: Start attending open houses …

6 Home Inspection Deal Breakers 956x538 blog

6 Home Inspection Deal Breakers

Few homes are in perfect condition. And most of the time, you and the seller can work together to resolve or repair minor issues with the house. But there are some issues a new homeowner should never gamble on, issues that are potentially dangerous or extremely expensive to fix. Here’s what you need to know about home inspections—and the issues that should make you walk away from the deal.

Should Snowbirds Rent or Buy Their Second Home_ 956x538 blog

Should Snowbirds Rent or Buy Their Second Home?

Summary: 3 times snowbirds should rent, (1) It’s your first year flying south, (2) You’re nervous about market volatility, (3) You’re concerned about upkeep costs. And 3 times snowbirds should buy…