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Found 3 blog entries tagged as "advice". - It’s a seller’s market in many parts of the country right now. That’s a big change from the past six or seven years. With buyers competing for the same property, home prices are going up. It’s a good thing mortgage interest rates are at historic lows.

“If you want to get the home of your dreams, you need to be really serious,” advises real estate expert Ilyce Glink,author of the book Buy, Close, Move In. “You've got to get pre-approved, not pre-qualified for your purchase. You have to know what you want and how much you feel comfortable spending (it may be less than what the bank suggests). If you know what you want and how much you want to spend, and you've spent a lot of time in your neighborhood of choice, when the right property

6,904 Views, 0 Comments - You’re ready to dive into the real estate market; you’ve seen the stories about low inventory; and you know you need to move quickly. Open houses can be a great place to get a head start, by literally getting your foot in the door first!

Being prepared is the key to turning an open house visit into a home purchase.  

Here are four steps to ensure that you find a home you love and find it first.

Time your search to find the most open houses.  Explore the area you are interested in and plan your itinerary.  Take notes and rate homes while they are still fresh in your mind.  Save the listings you like and set up alerts to go right to your device.

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As the time to file income taxes approaches, we need to take a new look at the changing tax landscape for homeowners. The dynamic atmosphere in Washington, D.C. has a different effect each year on which tax breaks are proposed, rescinded, changed, and extended for taxpayers who own a home.

Top 10 Real Estate Tax Deductions

1.  Mortgage Interest Deduction  2.  Home Improvement Loan Interest Deduction  3.  Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) Deduction  4. Mortgage Points/Origination Deduction  5. Energy Efficiency Upgrades/Repairs Deduction  6. Profit on Sale of Real Estate Deduction  7. Real Estate Selling Cost Deduction  8. Home Office Deduction  9. Property Tax Deduction  10. Loan Forgiveness Deduction

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