A picture of a house cutout in the grass to represent preparing to sell your home in the summer.

Preparing to Sell Your Home in the Summer

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Across the country, not only do the temperatures rise during the summer but also home sales. Sellers are selling and buyers are buying. The volume of home sales in June especially is typically 29% above the annual average and that carries over across the summer. Why is the summer so popular for the housing market? Many people want to move …

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Why should I hire a REALTOR?

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It seems like everyone around you is buying or selling a home. How do they do it? They have a REALTOR® working behind the scenes, making magic happen with your home sale or purchase. According to the National Association of REALTORS® 2012 Survey of Home Buyers and Sellers, in 2012, 89 percent of buyers used a REALTOR®, and so did …

Tax Benefits of Owning a Home

Tax Benefits of Owning a Home

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Jay Kimelman, CPA, CITP Founder & CIO | the digital CPA One of the best ways to maximize your tax savings is to purchase a home.  Next to the Child Tax Credit, the tax benefit of owning a home and deducting the interest paid on your annual tax return is a great way to maximize deductions and retain the money you …

Q&A with Kevin: December 12, 2014

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Angie from Hunter’s Creek asks: Kevin, I’ve read online this week that there are new home loans that require only 3% down. Is that true or are they scams? Angie that’s a great question! This past week both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the backers of most of the mortgages in the US, did announce plans to bring back the …