• Why 'Average Sale Price' Statistics are Misleading
    One of the most common statistics used when gauging the strength of an areas real estate market is the average sale price of its homes, but looking into that figure more deeply reveals just how misleading...
  • Should I Buy This Home - Heating Issues
    When considering whether you should buy a home, heating issues are something you should take a close look at. This is particularly true with rising energy costs.
    Heating Issues
    As you inspect potential...
  • What is a Home Equity Loan?
    A home equity loan is a loan that is guaranteed by the equity you have built in your home. Are you in urgent need for cash and want to get the same without selling off your property? Getting a home equity...
  • Home improvements and repairs to my home
    Home improvements add to the value of your home, prolong its useful life, or adapt it to new uses. Home improvements costs are not deductible. However, you add the cost of improvements to the basis of...
  • Condominiums - Disadvantages of Ownership
    Purchasing a new residence involves many issues and condos may be on your radar. Before you buy, keep in mind there are disadvantages to condominium ownership.
    Condominiums - Disadvantages
    Condominiums...
  • Sold my home last year. Do I have to report the sale?
    Report the sale of your main home on your tax return only if you have a gain and at least part of it is taxable, or you have a gain and choose not to exclude it. Report any taxable gain on Form 1040, Schedule...
  • Assault on the American Homeowner
    Sixty-nine percent of Americans are homeowners, and they are under siege. A number of "unfriendly" policies, proposals and court decisions within the past year have produced an atmosphere which is arguably...
  • Is It Time To Buy A House?
    At some point as youre writing out your rent check, you get to the point where you look at the amount and think to yourself - at this rate, I could BUY a house. If youre fed up with paying rent every...
  • Selling home less than the two year waiting period
    If you owned and lived in the property as your main home for less than 2 years, you may still be able to claim an exclusion in some cases. You can claim this reduced exclusion if either of the following...
  • Buy The Most Expensive House In The Neighborhood?
    When looking at homes, one is tempted to buy the best home in a neighborhood. Should you buy the most expensive home on the block? No.
    Think Long-Term
    Assume you fall in love with the masterpiece home...
  • Moving into rental property as residence
    You may be able to exclude your gain from the sale of your main home that you have also used for business or to produce rental income if you meet the ownership and use tests. However, if you were entitled...
  • Why FSBO fails
    For Sale By Owner (FSBO) is popular in America and the UK and where up to 30% of properties are sold without the use of real estate agents. The trend is on the increase in Australia where it is also known...
  • 7 obstacles that will kill your dream.
    If you want to get started on fulfilling your dream, beware of the seven major dream stoppers! 1.Seeking approval and consent. Having support from people whose opinion you value is a wonderful thing,...
  • The Secret To Marketing Your FSBO Home For Sale
    Youre ready to put your home or land (house, townhouse, condo, apartment, farm, ranch, finished lot, raw land, etc.) on the market as a FSBO (for sale by owner). Youve priced your property appropriately...
  • Avoid mistakes that could cost you thousands.
    Selling your home can be an exhausting experience. Last minute walk throughs, inconvenient calls, price adjustment and the possibility of being stuck with two mortgages are real concerns. If you are not...
  • How to achieve financial freedom with your home
    The secret disclosed on how you too could achieve financial freedom through property (and tell the pension companies just where to stick their measly, worthless pensions) Geoff Morris is a self-made...
  • Home Selling: How To Set The Right Asking Price
    Many homes remain unsold for a long time because theyre over-priced. Pricing your home right is essential if you want to sell your home in quick time. Expecting more for your home than the rates that...

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  • Confused by all the Mortgage Options? Here's Help (Advocate Tribune)
    (ARA) - Fixed rate. Adjustable rate. Interest Only. Flex. All of the different types of home loans that are available these days can puzzle many homebuyers. But, say mortgage experts, virtually every home loan is one of two types: a fixed rate loan or an adjustable rate loan.
  • Top Headlines (KLAS)
    Home buyers eager to sell are getting dragged into a ring of local mortgage fraud. More>> Homebuilders say buyers should act now because incentives may soon disappear and interest rates for the dream house could go out of reach.
  • Is Refinancing Worth It? (The Motley Fool via Yahoo! News)
    You may think of your house as an investment. Unfortunately, you probably won't see the return on that investment until you're loading up the white Cadillac for the big move to Sarasota. There's a more immediate way you may be able to make some money off your house, though: by refinancing your mortgage.