Communicate More Easily About Your Home with Houzz

questioning how to redo your home

As you’ve thought about your home and its many needs, chances are you’ve visited Design ideas for both inside and outside your home abound at Houzz and luckily they have now added a “Real Estate Agent” category! This is good news for you and your home because it gives you an easier way to…Read More »

Underwater Mortgage Debt and Your Home

Questions about your home?

Beginning March 1st, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will begin the process of allowing some home owners to cancel their underwater mortgage debt using a deed in lieu foreclosure alternative. If you are wondering how and if this applies to your home, read on. If you have needed to move for job relocation, status changes,…Read More »

Tax Credit Extensions Could Affect Your Home

Energy-wise Tax Credits for your home

If you thought you no longer qualified for tax savings on improvements done in 2011 or 2012, you’ve had a reprieve. The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 extended residential energy tax credits for existing energy efficient homes retroactively, meaning that certain improvements made on your home since the former expiration date of 2011 now…Read More »

Short Sale Relief Continues for Your Home

short sales and your home

If you have been considering a short sale for your home, you’ll be excited to know that the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007 was extended through the end of 2013. The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act extends mortgage cancellation relief for home owners and sellers through disallowing taxes on the portion of their…Read More »

Surviving Disaster in Your Home with a Generator

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A quick look over the last few years has more than a few homeowners concerned about natural disasters and power outages. With cold weather quickly approaching (and some predicting an impending end to the world), it is important to take steps to ensure your safety and the safety of your home, in any situation. One…Read More »

2013 and Your Home – What Lies Ahead

Freddie Mac predictions and your home

Have you been wondering what changes and developments in the 2013 housing market will mean for your home? If so, you’re not alone. A series of  predictions  published on December 10, 2012 by Frank Nothaft, Vice President and Chief Economist of Freddie Mac may provide some clarity. Review the bullet points below or watch the…Read More »

Survey Says Have Confidence in Your Home

Fannie Mae reports good time to buy your home

Headlines about the fiscal cliff may lead you to think that housing transactions are tapering off, yet according to the Fannie Mae National Housing Survey for November, that simply is not the case. In fact, Americans are displaying more confidence in the housing market and economy than previously shown, which is good news for your…Read More »

Choosing a Garage Door For Your Home

Choosing a garage door for your home

When viewing the exterior of your home, where does your eye focus first? If you have no cars in the driveway, more than likely you’ll notice the garage, a wide expanse that may or may not be beautiful. If your garage exterior happens to fall in the “not so appealing” category, it may be time…Read More »

Flip Your Home Through 2014

If you are considering investing in real estate in the new year or in selling your home that was recently purchased, you’ll be excited to know that the Federal Housing Administration has agreed to a temporary extension on the waiver on home flipping. At one point in time, home owners were required to hold title…Read More »

How Buying Your Home is Like Finding the Perfect Holiday Gift

Shopping for your home

In some ways, finding the perfect holiday gift is very similar to buying a home. You may spend a lot of time researching and thinking about your home purchase. You’ll probably even seek the advice of an expert as you test out the many styles and sizes, however in the end, you’ll know when you’ve…Read More »