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20 Proven Facts About Selling Your Home

20 Proven Facts About Selling Your Home

 I love my home. My family has lived here or over five years and unless, for some unknown reason, we move out of town, we will never move again. It works for us. However, if we ever had to up and move, I am not under the impression that EVERYONE would want to buy this house. And not surprisingly, your home is the same. When you are preparing to put your home on the market, this list of facts will come in handy.

  1. You should know your market. Or, at least your agent should. Real estate is local. Market trends change all the time. You/your agent should know the area, what is selling, and what is NOT selling.

  2. Your home should be clean! A little bit of time can net...

End of Summer Home Maintenance

End of Summer Maintenance

With the recent heat and humidity, it may seem like summer is here to stay. But that first bite of cooler air is on the way. Yep, it’s the end of summer.

As a homeowner, with each changing season, there are tasks to do that will have you ready to go the next time the warm air comes around. And luckily, this is a lot easier than spring cleaning! Keep reading for a guide to end of summer clean-up.

  1. Scrub down outdoor furniture. When spring returns, you’ll be glad you did! And remember, different materials require different techniques. Do a little research so that you properly take care of wood, metal, wicker, and plastic!

  2. Clean Outdoor cushions. While you probably can’t just toss them all in with the laundry, spot clean with a mild mix of dish detergent and water. Rinse and air dry before...

Louisville Kentucky Homes & Taxes: '9 Easy Mistakes Homeowners Make on Their Taxes'

Louisville Kentucky Homes & Taxes...       

"9 Easy Mistakes Homeowners Make on Their Taxes

By: G. M. Filisko        

Published: January 30, 2014

Don’t rouse the IRS or pay more taxes than necessary — know  the score on each home tax deduction and credit.

Sin #1: Deducting the wrong year for property taxes

You take a tax deduction for property taxes in the year you (or the holder of  your escrow account) actually paid them. Some taxing authorities work a year  behind — that is, you’re not billed for 2013 property taxes until 2014. But  that’s irrelevant to the feds.
Enter on your federal forms whatever  amount...

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