Buying

December 17, 2017
Selling Costs

Expert Insights: Are Home-Selling Costs Deductible?

If you sell your home and realize a taxable gain even after the exclusion, you can reduce your gain with selling costs. Your gain is defined […]
December 23, 2017
New Construction

Expert Insights: Who Should Be Called to the Project First—the Contractor or the Architect?

Opinions vary about which professional to call first. Some say the architect comes first because “you have to design it before you can build it.” The […]
January 8, 2018
Home and Garden

Choose Your Battles When Buying a Home

A fenced-in yard. Double sinks. A wrap-around porch.  An open floor plan. Solar panels. There are just so many things we want our new home to have. However, […]
March 14, 2018
The concept of home ownership and 50 dollars

The Hidden Costs of Owning a Home

Financially, there’s more to buying a home than the purchase price—sometimes much more. After the down payment, and once your closing costs and monthly mortgage payments […]