Category: Real Estate Items of value

Debt Relief = Income –

Many times a homeowner might feel relieved being out from under the obligation of a mortgage they can’t afford even though the property was lost due to foreclosure or short sale. If a lender cancels or forgives debt, a taxpayer must include the cancelled amount in their income for tax purposes depending on the circumstances. […]

Wednesday June 21st, 2017 in Real Estate Items of value | Comments Off on Debt Relief = Income –

Emergency Kit for the Car

Mickey Mantle said “If I knew I was going to live this long, I’d have taken better care of myself.” Similarly, if people planning their summer travel knew they were going to have an emergency, they would have the right things available. Only 5% of drivers carry all recommended emergency supplies in their cars. The […]

Tuesday June 20th, 2017 in Real Estate Items of value | Comments Off on Emergency Kit for the Car

Get Your Offer Accepted –

Inventory is dramatically shrinking and it is commonplace in many markets to have multiple offers on a home. While the sellers would prefer to be able to choose the best offer for them, it can be incredibly frustrating for the buyers who might consider the following tips to get their offer accepted. 1. Remove the […]

Wednesday June 14th, 2017 in Real Estate Items of value | Comments Off on Get Your Offer Accepted –

What Can You Expect?

Businesses must treat customers fairly if they expect to do business with them again or get recommendations to their friends. Customers of stores like Nordstrom’s understand that a salesperson is an employee and represents the company. The line becomes less clear in some industries, especially ones that involve real estate. Agency is a legal relationship […]

Tuesday June 13th, 2017 in Real Estate Items of value | Comments Off on What Can You Expect?

Renters Want to Buy –

Fannie Mae, in a recently released study, states that consumer attitudes continue to be favorable about homeownership, particularly with the younger generations, ages 18 to 34. Slightly over half of them think that owning makes more sense than renting when comparing the financial and lifestyle benefits. 90% of aspiring owners expect to purchase a home […]

Wednesday June 7th, 2017 in Real Estate Items of value | Comments Off on Renters Want to Buy –

Hands-Only CPR

Hands-only CPR can save lives. The American Heart Association states that “Almost 90% of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. CPR, especially if performed in the first few minutes of cardiac arrest, can double or triple a person’s chance of survival.” Most people who survive a cardiac emergency are helped by a bystander. Check […]

Tuesday June 6th, 2017 in Real Estate Items of value | Comments Off on Hands-Only CPR

Fast and Easy But is it Accurate?

There are sites all over the web that offer to tell you what your home is worth.  Simply plug in your address and email and you’ll get a value.  It’s fast; it’s easy but is it accurate? The value is determined by what is called an Automated Valuation Model (AVM) that analyzes public record data […]

Wednesday May 31st, 2017 in Real Estate Items of value | Comments Off on Fast and Easy But is it Accurate?

Must Be This Tall to Ride

Surely, you remember being a child at an amusement park when after having stood in line with your friends and family, waiting to get on a terrific ride, you discovered the sign that read, “you must be this tall to ride.” Not only was it disappointing, it was slightly embarrassing. You never want to go […]

Tuesday May 30th, 2017 in Real Estate Items of value | Comments Off on Must Be This Tall to Ride

Home is Worth the Sacrifice

  There are many reasons people want a home with the most frequent responses being a place of their own, to raise their family, share with their friends and feel safe and secure.  These are all strong motivations fueling the American Dream of owning your own home. The motivation is so dominant that buyers are […]

Wednesday May 24th, 2017 in Real Estate Items of value | Comments Off on Home is Worth the Sacrifice

Would-be Buyers with Student Debt

59% of non-owners are not comfortable taking on a mortgage with their student debt according to the Aspiring Home Buyers 2017 survey. It is estimated that the college graduates have an average of $37,172 in student debt. Fannie Mae, who has loan programs with as little as three to five percent down payments, has announced […]

Tuesday May 23rd, 2017 in Real Estate Items of value | Comments Off on Would-be Buyers with Student Debt