How to SELL Your Earlysville Home in this Competitive Market, Part 3: Thinking About Your Pets

What to Do About Your Pets When Selling Your Earlysville Home In our highly competitive home sales market, learn these tips about selling your home with pets. These extra steps will make a world of difference. I am a serious animal lover.  I grew up with cats and never much around dogs. One day, a […]

Take the Standard Deduction & the Home

About the Standard Deduction and Home Finances Now that the standard deduction is increased to $12,200 for single taxpayers and $24,400 for married ones, many homeowners are better off with the standard deduction than itemizing their deductions to write off their mortgage interest and property taxes. There was some speculation that without the tax advantages, […]

Democracy in America, at UVa

Democracy in America: Education for All at UVA in Charlottesville The birth of Democracy in America began once George Washington published his Farewell Address and voluntarily left office as our 1st President. This is because it was the first time democracy was put to the test in that turbulent political time. This is all according […]

How to SELL Your Earlysville Home in this Competitive Market, Part 2: Hire A Home Inspector

Should I hire a Home Inspector before listing my Earlysville Home for Sale? Yes!! Why you should hire a Home Inspector before listing your Earlysville home for sale. This is a very smart thing to do in today’s competitive market! What to Consider If You Hire a Home Inspector The first thing to know is […]

Understanding Reverse Mortgages

Learn How A Reverse Mortgage May Work For You Reverse mortgage loans are like traditional mortgages that permits homeowners to borrow money using their home as collateral while retaining title to the property. Reverse mortgage loans don’t require monthly payments. The loan is due and payable when the borrower no longer lives in the home […]

How to Define YOUR Home Search in the Charlottesville Area

Define Your Home Search by Thinking About What is Best For You How to define your home search in the Charlottesville area. Things to consider when building your criteria list when looking for your perfect home. First of all, the Charlottesville area continues to grow as time goes by. This is due to the many […]

How to SELL Your Earlysville Home in Today’s Highly Competitive Market, Part 1: Look Through the Buyer’s Eyes

Think like A Potential Buyer Before Putting Your Home on the Market The very first thing to consider when you are planning on selling your Earlysville home in today’s market is: Look through the Buyer’s eyes!  Have you been considering selling your home in Earlysville?  I honestly believe 2020 will be a pivotal year…  Home […]

Downsizing in 2020

Thinking About Downsizing to a New Home in 2020? Here Are Some Things to Know:  Information and facts for downsizing and selling your home. Useful things to consider for homeowners who want to downsize in 2020. Approximately 52 million or 16% of Americans are age 65 and over. It is easy to understand that some […]

Another Source for a Down Payment

Use Your IRA to Make a Down Payment for Your New Home  How your IRA can help you make a down payment on a new home. Information about IRS tax rules and some interesting useful conditions are included. Borrowing from a 401k, 403b or the cash value of life insurance policy is a common financial […]