Top 5 Pitfalls To Avoid When Remodeling Your Home

The home repair remodeling industry is fraught with pitfalls and minefields. The following are the five most important aspects to be aware of if you want to save yourself time, money and pulling your hair out. 1. The industry is truly “the wild west”. Many contractors have no education, background or experience in the job…

The Amazing Tax Benefit of Home Ownership- What is it and how does it work? (Personal Residence Exclusion)

The Amazing Tax Benefit of Home Ownership- What is it and how does it work? (Personal Residence Exclusion)

You must understand this tax rule as a homeowner! Your home has one of the most far-reaching tax benefits in the entire Internal Revenue Code. A gain on the sale of your personal residence for a single individual is excluded up to $ 250,000 and $500,000 for a married couple. This means that these amounts…

Selling Your Home – When is the best time to sell and how to know if you are ready?

Selling Your Home – When is the best time to sell and how to know if you are ready?

Yes, it has been a very hot real estate market over the last two years – so you may be thinking it’s very easy to sell right now – but the fundamentals of selling a home are still vital. It may appear as though everyone is selling their home in a bidding war! However, from…

The future of the kitchen – is the oversized white/grey kitchen a thing of the past?

The future of the kitchen – is the oversized white/grey kitchen a thing of the past?

If you’re anything like us, you love the oversized white/grey kitchen that has become the staple of luxury homes over the last 10+ years. Through speaking with kitchen and bathroom designers we are hearing that the kitchen is actually trending smaller with new construction. Years ago, the kitchen in upscale homes was hidden from view…

Open Floor Plan Homes- Should your new home be open floor plan? An Honest Review

Open Floor Plan Homes- Should your new home be open floor plan? An Honest Review

After watching HGTV for years it was only natural to have a fondness for open floor plan homes when searching for our first home. These homes are bright and airy with high ceilings… what’s not to love! Below are three negatives and one positive to owning an open floor plan home. I will start with…

Newlywed Home Tips- 5 Tips for Moving Into Your New Home (Most Likely in the Suburbs!) After Your Wedding

Newlywed Home Tips- 5 Tips for Moving Into Your New Home (Most Likely in the Suburbs!) After Your Wedding

It seems as though the whole world got married over the past six months since so many weddings were postponed or cancelled due to the pandemic. As the world has slowly returned to normal, so has the standard life plan of getting married then buying a home together. Here are our five most important tips…

Getting Outbid on The House of Your Dreams? 3 Important Tips to Get Your Offer Accepted!

Getting Outbid on The House of Your Dreams? 3 Important Tips to Get Your Offer Accepted!

The pandemic changed the economy forever and no sector more so than real estate. These changes have been fascinating to observe as the entire world is following the same economic policies to counteract the disastrous effects of the event. Here’s what happened in simple terms. Pandemic = gigantic economic crisis Central banks reduce interest rates…

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