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Underwater Mortgage Debt and Your Home

Underwater Mortgage Debt and 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…

January 2013 Sales Report

January 2013 Sales Report

What a great start to 2013!  While our neck of the woods tends to lag behind the cities, we are seeing a lot of action.  Prices have not come up much, however.  This excerpt is from our Northwest Multiple Listing…

Hosting Game Day at Your Home

Hosting Game Day at Your Home

The Super Bowl is almost here. Have you planned for a party in your home to watch the match up of the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers? According to the recent Big Game Survey , 84 percent of…

Thinking of Remodeling in 2013?

Thinking of Remodeling in 2013?

Does your home look the way you want it to?  Are you interested in making changes?  If you answered yes to the second question, you are not alone. A recent survey of 29,127 respondents sponsored by Houzz, a premier home…

Tax Credit Extensions Could Affect Your Home

Tax Credit Extensions Could Affect 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…

Reminders of Summer Past

Reminders of Summer Past

My friend, neighbor and gardener recently shared this post with me.  I had forgotten how wonderful my yard is and why I love it so much.  On these chilly days, I am able to warm up by the computer!  I…