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Monthly Archives: January 2020

    Who Earns the Commission?

    By Carla Higgins | January 29, 2020

    What do you think the motivating reason would be for the 5% of all homebuyers who chose not to work with an agent but instead conducted their own home search, contacted the seller, negotiated the contract, located their financing, arranged their inspections and all of the other services provided by REALTORS®? Most people would probably … Continue reading Who Earns the Commission? → Read More

    Take the Standard Deduction & the Home

    By Carla Higgins | January 21, 2020

    Now that the standard deduction is increased to $12,200 for single taxpayers and $24,400 for married ones, many homeowners are better off with the standard deduction than itemizing their deductions to write off their mortgage interest and property taxes. There was some speculation that without the tax advantages, homeownership is not the investment it once … Continue reading Take the Standard Deduction & the Home → Read More

    Understanding Reverse Mortgages

    By Carla Higgins | January 14, 2020

    Reverse mortgage loans are like traditional mortgages that permits homeowners to borrow money using their home as collateral while retaining title to the property. Reverse mortgage loans don’t require monthly payments. The loan is due and payable when the borrower no longer lives in the home or dies, whichever comes first. Since no payments are … Continue reading Understanding Reverse Mortgages → Read More

    Downsizing in 2020

    By Carla Higgins | January 7, 2020

    Approximately 52 million or 16% of Americans are age 65 and over. It is easy to understand that some of them are thinking of downsizing their home because they don’t need the same space they did in the past. It can be liberating to divest yourself of “things” that have been accumulated over the years … Continue reading Downsizing in 2020 → Read More

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