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Study: Is Home Equity Still a Retirement Failsafe?

Posted on April 25, 2017 by Diana Holbrook McKee in Buyer, Homeowner Tips, Seller, Uncategorized

By Suzanne De Vita Homeownership is one of the more viable paths to a secure retirement—but many older homeowners missed the prime opportunity to leverage that equity before the recession. How much usable equity can older homeowners now expect in retirement, given the rebound in home values? A recent study by the Urban Institute explored […]

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Rising Rates: Spoiling Homebuyers’ Plans?

Posted on April 25, 2017 by Diana Holbrook McKee in Buyer, Mortgages, Seller, Uncategorized

Homebuyers are concerned about the effect rising interest rates have on their ability to afford a home, but not enough to spoil their plans, according to a recent survey issued by Zillow Group Mortgages. Eighty-three percent of homebuyers who plan to purchase a home in the next three years expect to see those plans through, […]

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5 Signs Your Selling Agent Is Wrong for You

Posted on April 17, 2017 by Diana Holbrook McKee in Buyer, Homeowner Tips, Seller, Uncategorized

Posted on Jan 17 2017 – by Housecall By Ryan Tyson A world of difference lies between a good selling agent and a bad selling agent. Unfortunately, for first-time home sellers, determining the difference can be difficult. You might have to interview several real estate agents before you find someone who works for you, so […]

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Access: A Key Component in Getting Your House SOLD!

Posted on April 17, 2017 by Diana Holbrook McKee in Homeowner Tips, Seller, Uncategorized

by The KCM Crew on February 21, 2017 So, you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a real estate professional to help you with the entire process, and they have asked you what level of access you want to provide to potential buyers. There are four elements to a quality listing. At the top […]

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The Divorce Referral Network is online LIVE !

Posted on April 10, 2017 by Diana Holbrook McKee in Buyer, Community Outreach, Seller, Uncategorized

The Divorce Referral Network is a comprehensive and easy to use resource to find critical information, help and support in the difficult decisions before, during and after divorce.  We offer a network of qualified professionals and free community outreach events to educate and guide you through the process. Our purpose is to be The trusted resource […]

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Housing Trends eNewsletter March 2017

Posted on April 10, 2017 by Diana Holbrook McKee in Buyer, Homeowner Tips, Mortgages, Newsletter, Seller, Uncategorized

Welcome to the most current Housing Trends eNewsletter. This eNewsletter is specially designed for you, with national and local housing information that you may find useful whether you’re in the market for a home, thinking about selling your home, or just interested in homeowner issues in general. Please click on this link to view the […]

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How Long to Keep Tax Records

Posted on April 4, 2017 by Diana Holbrook McKee in Homeowner Tips, Seller, Taxes, Uncategorized

Here’s a checklist to help you decide what tax and home records to keep. Unless you’re living in the 123-room Spelling Manor, you probably don’t have space to store massive amounts of tax and insurance paperwork, warranties, and repair receipts related to your home. But you’ll definitely want your paperwork at hand if you have […]

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Tax Deductions for Rental Homes

Posted on April 4, 2017 by Diana Holbrook McKee in Buyer, Home Care, Homeowner Tips, Improvement Projects, Insurance, Maintenance, Remodel, Seller, Taxes, Uncategorized

Although being a landlord certainly has its cons, tops among its pros are the tax deductions rental homeowners enjoy. From finding tenants to fixing faucets, renting out a home can be a lot of work. If that doesn’t dissuade you, you’ll appreciate collecting the rent checks and taking advantage of tax deductions. In fact, you […]

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Are You Getting the Home Tax Deductions You’re Entitled To?

Posted on March 27, 2017 by Diana Holbrook McKee in Buyer, Seller, Taxes, Uncategorized

Here are the tax tips you need to get a jump on your returns. Owning a home can pay off at tax time. Take advantage of these home ownership-related tax deductions and strategies to lower your tax bill: Mortgage Interest Deduction One of the neatest deductions itemizing homeowners can take advantage of is the mortgage […]

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8 Cheap Kitchen Remodels for $500 (or Less)

Posted on March 27, 2017 by Diana Holbrook McKee in Bathroom & Kitchen, Buyer, Homeowner Tips, Improvement Projects, Remodel, Seller, Uncategorized

By Margaret Heidenry | Nov 11, 2016 Bill Oxford/iStock Your kitchen is calling from 1988, but your bank account doesn’t want to answer. We get it: According to Remodeling Magazine, a minor kitchen makeover averages $20,122, while a major renovation can hit a you-gotta-be-kidding-me $60,000. If you’re looking for something a whole lot more budget-friendly, a mini kitchen makeover for about […]

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