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2018 Homebuying Secrets: What You Need to Know

Over the last 15 years, the housing market has heated up. Escalating sales prices, as well as limited inventory and new regulation for lending instituted after the 2008 financial crisis, has made it challenging for some homebuyers, despite historically low  mortgage rates ....
Posted On 22 Feb 2018

Who Loses Under the New Tax Provisions? Homeowners

By  Lester Detterbeck, CPA/PFS, CFP®, CFA, AIF® Realtors across the country are not happy about the tax code overhaul because the legislation reduces the tax advantage of owning a home, effectively making the “American Dream” tougher to achieve. For decades, our government has...
Posted On 07 Feb 2018

Its Time to Run Your 2018 Home Insurance Checkup

This content is made possible by our sponsor; the views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc. Thousands of homeowners saw their houses razed by the series of wildfires that swept across...
Posted On 30 Jan 2018

Are You Insured? 4 Unlikely Events and Whether Your Home Insurance Covers Them

This content is made possible by our sponsor; the views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc. It’s rational to have fears, and fears can even help to push us to take action and mitigate our...
Posted On 27 Jan 2018

Outlook For New Home Construction May Be Excellent – Or Not

2017 was a relatively good year for residential sales. 2018 could be even better. However, residential sales remain a fraction of the peaks seen prior to the Great Recession. Note that December existing home sales continued a long term deceleration trend – with inventory...
Posted On 27 Jan 2018

Common Real Estate Myths That You Need to Know

Spring home shopping season ramps up between January and March. According to Zillow, it’s one of the best and busiest times of the year to buy or sell a home. And with competition for homes at an all-time high in the nation’s hottest housing markets, there’s no...
Posted On 18 Jan 2018

Your Homeowners Insurance Might Help With Identity Theft Costs

This content is made possible by our sponsor; the views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc. Last year’s Equifax hack, in which more than 140 million Social Security numbers were exposed,...
Posted On 13 Jan 2018

3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Buy a Home

By  Jared Paul, CFP, CIMA Today I’m going to tear apart a long-told story. It’s a story about how everyone must hunker down into a two-story home with a white picket fence and a wrap-around porch, as soon as possible. The Fairy Tale We are constantly told throughout our youth...
Posted On 05 Jan 2018

Tips to Keep Winter Mold Out How Homeowners Insurance Can Cover Damages

This content is made possible by our sponsor; the views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc. When mold spreads in your home, it can be both a health hazard and a financial strain. That’s...
Posted On 19 Dec 2017

As Texas is Swarmed by Wasps, are Patches and Improvements to Your Home Covered by Insurance?

This content is made possible by our sponsor; the views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc. They say everything’s bigger in Texas. Unfortunately, that often applies to insect...
Posted On 18 Dec 2017