January 29, 2020

How to Hire a Remodeling Contractor

Shop around for the right company. Get at least three written estimates. Ask for and check references. If possible, look at jobs the contractor recently completed. Check with your local chamber of commerce or Better Business Bureau for complaints. Be sure that the contractor has the necessary licenses and insurance, as well as the ability to obtain permits. Ask if […]
January 22, 2020

Hold a Successful Garage Sale

    Garage sales can be a great way to get rid of clutter and earn a little extra cash before you move. But make sure you plan ahead; they can take on a life of their own. Don’t wait until the last minute. Depending on how long you’ve lived in your home and how much stuff you want to […]
January 15, 2020

Before Putting Your Home up for Sale

Here are a few items to take care of before listing your home. This can make the sale process quicker and easier in the long run.   Consider a pre-sale home inspection. An inspector will be able to give you a good indication of the trouble areas that will stand out to potential buyers, and you’ll be able to make […]
January 8, 2020

Calculate Capital Gains

  When you sell a stock, you owe taxes on the difference between what you paid for the stock and how much you got for the sale. The same holds true in home sales, but there are other considerations. How to Calculate Gain Your home’s original sales price when you bought it (not what you brought to closing). Additional costs […]
January 5, 2020

When Considering Selling

    These questions will help you decide whether you’re ready for a home that’s larger or in a more desirable location. If you answer yes to most of the questions, you may be ready to move. • Have you built substantial equity in your current home? Check your annual mortgage statement or call your lender to find out how […]