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Monthly Archives: May 2020

    Rethinking Home

    By Carla Higgins | May 26, 2020

    The last two months of the new normal stay at home has led many homeowners to rethink the way they live in their home. It has now become an office for working at home; a school for children; a gym to stay in shape; and a place for recreation. The repurposing has people evaluating whether … Continue reading Rethinking Home → Read More

    Mortgage Forgiveness

    By Carla Higgins | May 19, 2020

    During the mortgage meltdown that caused the Great Recession a decade ago, some homeowners lost their homes to foreclosure or constructed a short sale to get out from under the debt. In most of the cases, the lenders forgave all or part of the debt owed them. Similarly, in the early 90’s after the failure … Continue reading Mortgage Forgiveness → Read More

    Convenience at a Cost

    By Carla Higgins | May 12, 2020

    The convenience of selling your home without the hassle of getting it ready, putting it on the market, showings, open houses, negotiations and repairs comes at a cost … a significant part of your equity. The companies, referred to as iBuyers, that buy homes from sellers are for-profit organizations. They expect to make a profit … Continue reading Convenience at a Cost → Read More

    It Starts Before the Statement is Sent

    By Carla Higgins | May 5, 2020

    The deadline for challenging your property tax assessment this year may be later than normal due to the stay at home orders but when you are notified, you’ll want to be ready to decide whether you can save some money on property taxes this year. There are two elements that determine the amount of property … Continue reading It Starts Before the Statement is Sent → Read More

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