April 4, 2017
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3 Things Smart Sellers Don’t Do

March 14, 2017
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Sprucing Up Your Home For Spring Sales

February 13, 2017
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Love Your Home

Love is in the air, but is it in your home? After years in the same place, it can be easy to forget what attracted us to our home in the first place. It’s important to find the right home and then keep the love alive. Whether you are living in a new home, a charming old house, a comfortable condo, or an apartment, there are things you can do to bring back the love. First, look around. What feeling do you get when you look objectively at your home, inside and out? Are there old curtains that are wearing […]
February 9, 2017
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2017 Real Estate Market Predictions

February 9, 2017
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2017 Real Estate Market Predictions

May 16, 2015

Owning a Home Saves Tax Payers Billions

According to recent studies compiled here https://magic.piktochart.com/output/5403409-tax-day2015?om_rid=AAByX9&om_mid=_BVOU9GB9A-azFg&om_ntype=NARWeekly owning can save taxpayers more than a few pennies.   The most recent detailed tax information available is from tax year 2012.  In that year, Americans had $9.1 trillion in adjusted gross income and $6.4 trillion in taxable income. We paid $1.2 trillion in income taxes. The difference between adjusted gross income and taxable income is largely in deductions and exemptions. Deductible expenses include state and local income and property taxes, mortgage interest, charitable contributions, and a handful of other items. 97 million tax filers took a standard deduction, meaning they subtract a flat […]
March 31, 2015

Increase Your Home’s Property Value

Tips for Increasing a Home’s Property Value Daily Real Estate News |      Thursday, March 19, 2015 With the Spring selling season in full swing, now is the time for your clients to start making changes to improve their home’s comfort level and the way it functions to make it more appealing to potential buyers. Read more: 2015 Remodeling Cost vs. Value: Less Is More Where should they start? Peter Chovanes, a REALTOR® with Van Guard Properties in San Francisco, advises that clients start with the four home improvement basics: foundation, roof, plumbing, and electrical.  Of these the roof is the […]
December 13, 2013

Jacksonville among ‘Hottest’ Housing Markets for 2014

Michael Clinton Digital Producer- Jacksonville Business Journal Email  | Facebook  | Twitter  | Google+ Home values in Jacksonville are expected to rise by 3.1 percent next year, ranking the region among the nation’s Top 10 hottest markets. Zillow (Nasdaq: Z), an online marketplace for homes, analyzed the 50 largest metro areas and scored each on unemployment rates and population growth while also predicting changes in home values over the next year. “Hot” markets were characterized by lower than average unemployment, population growth of at least 2 percent or more during the past two years and expected home-value growth of more than 2 percent […]