There are plenty of perks that come with owning a home, such as the potential to build equity and being able to make the place your own. However, one major advantage of homeownership is it can offer a range of significant tax benefits. Up to certain limits, you’re able to receive tax deductions for mortgage interest, qualifying home improvements, property taxes, and other expenses.
Congratulations on your new home! We all know that moving into a new house is stressful, and the last thing you probably want to do is add more things to your to-do list. However, it’s actually best to tackle some home improvement projects before all the boxes and furniture get in the way. So if you want to save money, time, and hassle down the road, here are 10 home improvement ideas to consider before making the big move.
1. Change the Locks
First and foremost, it’s important to keep your family and your new home safe. So before moving
Redfin launched a new luxury real estate service today. Redfin Premier builds on our amazing service for home sellers by providing additional specialized marketing to highlight million-dollar homes and attract luxury buyers.
Every Redfin Premier home will receive:
- Drone* and twilight photography
- Premium brochures and printed materials
- High-end yard signs
- International advertising to reach overseas buyers
- Postcard mailings to attract local buyers
- Additional social media advertising campaigns
Deluxe Service, Extraordinary Value
Homes listed at $1 million and above will receive all Premier services for Redfin’s listing fee of only 1%, provided the client buys their next home with Redfin within
This past week, the new coronavirus caused a big drop in financial markets, spurring the Federal Reserve to drop interest rates by half a percentage point and leaving many Redfin customers wondering about the impact an outbreak would have on the economy and the real estate market.
As a behavioral economist, I counsel people to avoid making rash decisions based on fear and uncertainty. Instead, make decisions based on your financial situation.
What’s going on with the housing market right now?
Before the coronavirus concerns started in the United States, the housing market was strong, with our agents reporting
Buying a house can be an exciting yet confusing process. It can also be frustrating when you are trying to buy a house with bad credit and don’t know where to turn for answers. Many people rent with the dream of going through the home buying process and purchasing their first home. But if you have bad credit you may think homeownership is out of reach.
Can You Buy A House With Bad Credit?
The answer is yes. But what does a bad credit score mean, and what are the types of home loans available to those with bad credit?