• 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Promoting Your Open House
    A good way to get potential buyers interested in your home is to have an open house. Of course, you have to make sure they know about it.
    Looking Good
    There is one mandatory step that must occur before...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • How to Afford Your Dream Home
    Is it your dream to one day own a holiday home in the sun; a beautiful house where you can escape, relax and be free of the worries that seem to go hand in hand with every day life? Well, youre not alone!A...
  • 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...
  • Selling by Owner Escrow or Closing Checklist
    Home sellers should keep on top of their pending sale; especially when selling without the assistance of a real estate agent. Sometimes busy real estate agents forget to monitor all aspects of a pending...
  • Foreclosed of Your Home
    Acquisition or Abandonment of Secured Property, or, Cancellation of Debt, or both. Depending on the circumstances, you may have to report either gain on the sale of property, cancellation of indebtedness...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Home Inspectors - Negotiating a Lower Price
    To help you negotiate a fair sale price for a home, its best to get an appraisal and inspection report. Even if you agree directly with the home seller on a sale price, you may want these items to safeguard...
  • Coinciding Settlements Clauses - Funding Issues
    People who are selling their home in order to buy another frequently put a "coinciding settlements" clause into their contract offer on the new home. The purpose of this is usually twofold. In this article,...

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    It's the first day of school for one northern Ohio school district, and it's the teachers who will be absent. Teachers from Perkins Local Schools in Perkins Township, near Sandusky, will hit the picket link this morning, carrying signs reading "No Contract No Work," and "Teachers On Strike."