This is the second article in a series called, Buying a Home 101: Everything You Didn’t Know You Needed to Know Before You Buy Your First Home. This step-by-step series will take you through the entire home-buying process — from finding a buyer’s agent to settlement day, plus a bonus section on maintaining your home after you’re all moved in. Make sure to tune in for the next few weeks! [Read More]
If you’ve been thinking about selling your home and are just not sure of the steps involved or even where to start, then my 12-week Love Selling Your Home series is a must for you.
Each week, you’ll get great tips, tactics that work, and some of my best-kept secrets for sellers. I want to make sure that you sell your home for the most profit possible AND with as little stress as possible. Sounds good, right?! [Read More]
Everybody lives busy lives and making time for home tasks can be hard. Spending an afternoon watching college football or going apple picking is a lot more fun than doing maintenance.
But, as a homeowner, the consistent upkeep of your home helps to preserve your home’s value and prevent some avoidable and costly damage. Which can translate to more money in your pocket! [Read More]
If you’ve been thinking about buying a home and are just not sure of the steps involved or even where to start, then my new weekly series Buying a Home 101 is a MUST read for you.
This series will help you avoid feeling overwhelmed and calm any fears you may have about “not knowing what you don’t know.” I understand that this is all new for you and this series should help prepare you. [Read More]
First-time buyers in DC could save thousands of dollars in closing costs starting October 1st!
In DC, the cost to close on a home is typically 3% of the purchase price. Those costs are made up of lender fees, title fees, and until now a recordation tax of 1.1% (for homes priced under $400k) or 1.45% (for homes priced over $400k) of the purchase price. [Read More]
Busy working on your 2016 taxes? Already done … good for you!
Either way, I thought it was a good time to highlight the tax benefits of homeownership.
We all love our first home but eventually there comes a point when it’s time to move on. Life changes and so do our needs and wants in a home. When you are ready for a new home but also have one to sell or rent-out, the stakes are much higher. This time around, you’ve got more to think about, plan, and “get right” then when you bought your first home. [Read More]
If you’re ready to buy your first home, you need to determine how much you can REALLY afford and not be stretched too thin. You definitely want to avoid being “house poor” so you’ve got enough money left over for other things! [Read More]