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How Much Should You Spend on Your Home Purchase

How Much Should You Spend on Your Home Purchase

Buying a home starts with determining how much house you can afford. While it’s important to be careful of buying more house than you can afford, changes in the mortgage industry make doing that nearly impossible these days. Recent restrictions on debt…

3.8% Tax and Health Care

3.8% Tax and Health Care

I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about the 3.8% tax on investment properties and the Affordable Care Act. This video should help explain things. (If you have trouble opening the video, here’s the LINK) This is NOT a…

Maintaining the Fireplace in Your Home

Maintaining the Fireplace in Your Home

As colder weather approaches, images and thoughts of home-cooked baked goods and cider by the fire seem to be everywhere, from the local home improvement stores to pinterest. Have you readied your home for the approaching season? A little preparation…

2013 and Your Home – What Lies Ahead

2013 and Your Home – What Lies Ahead

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…

Tips for Moving Into Your New Home

Tips for Moving Into Your New Home

Moving into a new home can be challenging. Stress and exhaustion are a natural byproduct of the upheaval created from relocation. However, a coordinated, inexpensive and organized transition is possible and actually pretty simple if you utilize the tips listed…

Surviving Disaster in Your Home with a Generator

Surviving Disaster in Your Home with a Generator

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…