What is Live-Work Space?

ADDED January 25, 2015 0 COMMENTS

Many buildings tout themselves as live-work spaces, but live-work designations are not all equal. For example, a primarily residential building that has no restriction on working from home can be called a live-work space but it is hardly comparable to a building that allows you to have employee, walk-in customers or clients, public access parking,…Read More »

Getting Organized to Sell Your Home

ADDED January 22, 2015 0 COMMENTS

When you’ve lived in it for a long time, getting a home ready to sell can seem daunting. If you are considering selling your home this year, make it your New Year’s resolution to get started early. That way, whether you decide to sell or not, your home is organized and easier to maintain. 6…Read More »

What Does the Cost of Living Index Mean?

ADDED January 20, 2015 0 COMMENTS

The cost-of-living index measures the relative cost to live in a certain region. There are several theories about how to arrive at the cost-of-living index, but in general it measures the differences in the cost for goods or services required for day-to-day living, including groceries, clothing, utilities, housing, transportation, health care, building materials and eating…Read More »

Should You Put Your Home on the Market Before or After the Super Bowl?

ADDED January 17, 2015 0 COMMENTS

As strange as it may seem to football fans, a majority of homeowners do not arrange their schedule around the Super Bowl. That being said, the Super Bowl typically signals the end of the Holiday season and New Year’s slump, so putting your home on the market around the time of the Super Bowl might…Read More »

Tax Considerations for Home Sellers

ADDED January 15, 2015 0 COMMENTS

Now that the wrapping is all of the gifts and the tree is looking a little bedraggled, it’s time to take a look at your end of the year financial picture. Congress recently passed a bill extending a collection of tax breaks. While many of these only apply to special interests such as research and…Read More »

8 Creative Tips on Saving for a Down Payment

ADDED January 13, 2015 0 COMMENTS

You’re finally ready to think about buying a home, but you doubt your ability to save up the necessary down payment. Twenty percent of even a modest home can seem out of reach for first-time homebuyers. Here are some creative tips for eking out some extra to boost your savings: Find alternatives Nearly all discretionary…Read More »