By Cathie Ericson Nov 16, 2017 Turkeys and tinsel, dreidels and pumpkin pie. Yes friends, the holidays are here again, and it's the perfect time for ... house hunting? OK, we know you're busy enough planning family feasts and much-needed vacations while dealing with blustery weather, but hear us out. While it might seem counterintuitive to put a big-ticket item like a home on your holiday shopping list, it really does make sense. Don't believe us? Check out these surprisingly smart reasons to let everyone else hit the mall to buy half-off sweaters while you make the purchase of a lifetime: a new house to ring ...
5 Surprisingly Smart Reasons to Buy a Home During the Holidays.
November 20, 2017
What the Republican Tax Plan Means for You
November 6, 2017
By Richard Rubin, Jon Hilsenrath and Kathryn Tam November 2, 2017 | The Wall Street Journal After months of internal debate among Republicans, the House Ways and Means Committee released details of its plan to overhaul the U.S. tax code for businesses and individuals. The highlights include lower rates for many individual households but not the highest earners; fewer individual tax brackets; a larger standard deduction for households who don’t itemize their tax bills; trimmed-back deductions for state and local taxes; eventual repeal of the estate tax; and much lower rates for corporate profits and profits for individuals ...
Little Improvements Can Make a Big Difference
October 30, 2017
Little Improvements Make a Big Difference It's always a good idea to spruce up the exterior and interior of your home before listing it for sale. But that doesn't mean you have to undertake major or expensive projects. Just a little effort will greatly increase the perceived value of your home. After all, if you wanted to undertake a large-scale project, you probably wouldn't be selling! Here are some simple steps you can take to increase the perceived value of your home and make a great first impression. Exterior Appearance Keep lawns cut Trim hedges and shrubs Weed and edge ...