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Monthly Archives: June 2018

    Don’t Let a Killer In

    By Carla Higgins | June 26, 2018

    Carbon monoxide is a silent killer you don’t want in your home but because it is colorless and odorless; you may not even be aware the deadly condition exists. The Center for Disease Control says more than 400 people in the U.S. die annually from carbon monoxide poisoning and over 10,000 require medical treatment each … Continue reading Don’t Let a Killer In → Read More

    Waiting Will Cost More

    By Carla Higgins | June 19, 2018

    An economist responded when asked how interest rates would change: “They may fall some and then, rise and after that, they’ll fluctuate.” Just because interest rates have been low for ten years doesn’t mean they are supposed to be low. The Federal Reserve has raised interest rates twice this year and are expected to go … Continue reading Waiting Will Cost More → Read More

    The Tax Difference in Second Homes

    By Carla Higgins | June 12, 2018

    A principal residence and a second home have some similar benefits, but they have some key tax differences. A principal residence is the primary home where you live and a second home is used mainly for personal enjoyment while limiting possible rental activity to a maximum of 14 days per year. Under the 2017 Tax … Continue reading The Tax Difference in Second Homes → Read More

    When Neighbors Don’t Seem to Care

    By Carla Higgins | June 5, 2018

    A home that isn’t being maintained like others in the neighborhood can negatively affect your visual sense of appeal and in some extreme cases, even affect property values. It might be an overgrown yard, a fence in need of repair, excessive noise, unruly pets, paint peeling on the home or even a car or boat … Continue reading When Neighbors Don’t Seem to Care → Read More

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