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Monthly Archives: July 2018

    Replace It Anyway

    By Carla Higgins | July 31, 2018

    If it’s not broken, why would a homeowner consider replacing something as expensive as a toilet when there may be other things in the home to replace that provide more aesthetic appeal. Don’t be too quick to ignore the functionality and the reliability of this basic convenience. The first rationalization might take place at the … Continue reading Replace It Anyway → Read More

    Before You Leave Town…

    By Carla Higgins | July 24, 2018

    Along with all the planning of what you’re going to do and where you’re going to stay, consider this checklist to make you feel more comfortable while you’re away from home. Ask a trusted friend to pick up your mail, newspaper and keep yard picked up to avoid an appearance of not being at home. … Continue reading Before You Leave Town… → Read More

    Owning Makes More Sense

    By Carla Higgins | July 17, 2018

    When comparing the cost of owning a home to renting, there is more than the difference in house payment against the rent currently being paid. It very well could be lower than the rent but when you consider the other benefits, owning could be much lower than renting. Each mortgage payment has an amount that … Continue reading Owning Makes More Sense → Read More

    A Word Homeowners Need to Understand

    By Carla Higgins | July 10, 2018

    Acquisition Debt is the amount of money borrowed used to buy, build or improve a principal residence or second home. Under the new tax law, mortgages taken after 12/14/17 are limited to a combination of $750,000 on the first and second homes. The mortgage interest on this debt is tax deductible when itemizing deductions. It … Continue reading A Word Homeowners Need to Understand → Read More

    Unexpected Expenses

    By Carla Higgins | July 3, 2018

    It’s common for Sellers to consider offering a home warranty or protection plan to make their home more marketable. A growing number of homeowners are now purchasing this type of protection for themselves to limit the unexpected expenses of repairs and replacements. A home protection plan is a renewable service contract that covers the repair … Continue reading Unexpected Expenses → Read More

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