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Monthly Archives: June 2016

    Retirement Funds for Home Purchase

    By Carla Higgins | June 28, 2016

    For the person who has good credit and income but not enough money for the down payment on a home, their qualified retirement program could offer them some help. The rules are different depending on whether it is a 401(k), a Roth IRA or a traditional IRA. Up to half of the balance of a … Continue reading Retirement Funds for Home Purchase → Read More

    Choose a Lower Tax Rate

    By Carla Higgins | June 21, 2016

    During campaign season, it is not unusual to hear a candidate criticized because they make a lot of money but pay little in income tax. While it might not seem fair, taxpayers are allowed to arrange their affairs so that they minimize the amount of tax paid. Salary, wages and commissions, along with interest and … Continue reading Choose a Lower Tax Rate → Read More

    Increase Your Marketability

    By Carla Higgins | June 14, 2016

    The seller has three tools available to affect the marketability of their home: price, condition and terms. Price is the easiest to adjust for the competing properties, amount of inventory or market conditions. However, lowering the price is not necessarily the best decision when trying to maximize the proceeds of sale. If a home is … Continue reading Increase Your Marketability → Read More

    If you’re going to play, GET IN THE GAME

    By Carla Higgins | June 7, 2016

    If competition is a buyer’s biggest concern, for goodness’ sake, get in the game. In a new survey of close to a thousand home buyers conducted by Redfin, affordability is still the number one concern but due to low inventories, competition from other buyers is moving its way up the poll. 26% identified affordability while … Continue reading If you’re going to play, GET IN THE GAME → Read More

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