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Understanding Your Property Tax Bill

I recently came across this article in the Huffington Post and thought I’d share.  This is the time of year when we get questions and concerns about tax assessments and how they are determined.  Understanding this process can be confusing especially for first time buyers.   I always encourage my clients to call their local tax assessor’s office if…

What you can Expect from a Home Inspection

Whether you’re buying or thinking of selling a home, a home inspection is key.  Granted it is just a generic overall view but, if the home inspector is good they should catch any major Red Flags that could be cause for concern.   The important thing is to make sure you have a reputable inspector.  Remember, this isn’t a licensed field so pretty much…

Home sales rise for a second straight month

Existing-home sales were up 1.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.45 million in April from an upwardly revised 5.36 million in March, according to new data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Last month’s sales were six percent higher on a year-over-year basis and also marked the second consecutive month of…

Real Estate May Be a Safe Haven in a Bear Market

Rental properties can help level out the peaks and valleys in your portfolio. Is a bear market on the way? That’s the question experts and investors alike have been debating for months. Given the cyclical nature of the market, it’s unrealistic to expect the current bull market to continue its run forever. What’s uncertain is…

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