7 Ways to Prevent Foreclosure

Posted on November 9, 2017

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Photo Credit If you need help paying your mortgage and bills, you aren’t alone. Nationwide, 3.68% of mortgages (one in every 27) are in default, according to the federal reserve. If you’ve found yourself in an ugly situation and are facing foreclosure, you have several options to save your home. The first thing you should […]

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Do You Need to Pay Capital Gains Tax on Inherited Property?

Posted on November 9, 2017

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Photo Credit Capital gains taxes can apply to anyone who sells a property or other large asset. According to the IRS, a capital gain occurs whenever you sell an asset for more than its value. Following are facts that the IRS wants you to know about paying capital gains on inherited property, including how to […]

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What to Do After a Wildfire Burns Your House: 24 Point Checklist

Posted on October 26, 2017

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Photo Credit After the wildfires in California and other states, many homeowners are now left to pick up the pieces, move on from an ugly situation, and rebuild their lives. Do you know what to do when your house burns down? The damage from a wildfire or even a small house fire can be overwhelming. […]

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4 Areas To Check After Wind Storms

Posted on September 25, 2017

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Tornadoes make the headlines, but even “gale force” winds that range from 39-54 mph are often strong enough to leave you with an ugly situation on your hands. After any severe winds, inspect your home for damage — and pay close attention to the four areas most likely to be impacted. 1.) Check The Doors […]

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How to minimize an ugly situation – before, during and after the hurricane.

Posted on September 25, 2017

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When hurricanes strike, the lives and property of thousands are put at risk.  How well you fare depends not only upon the strength of the storm, but also on how well you prepare.  According to the Department of Homeland Security, there are several steps you can take before, during and after a hurricane. Before A […]

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8 Tips For Recovering From A Flood

Posted on September 25, 2017

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Flooding is one of the most common natural disasters in America. Each year, thousands of homes sustain flood damage of varying degrees. If a flood threatens to leave you in an ugly situation, there are steps you can take to protect your house and minimize the damage. 1.) Before The Flood Sometimes floods come without […]

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4 Tax Questions to Ask When Inheriting a House

Posted on September 25, 2017

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Photo credit When you inherit a house, the tax implications can seem confusing. Most people don’t know what to do next. But before you try to sell a house you’ve inherited, make sure you have the answers to your most important tax questions. 1. Does the Home Sale Tax Exclusion Apply to Inherited Property? Ordinarily, when […]

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Hurricane Insurance Deductibles: Your Questions Answered

Posted on September 20, 2017

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Photo credit When a hurricane slams into your home, it’s tough to deal with the aftermath and even worse to discover that your homeowners insurance policy won’t pay for your hurricane damage. If your homeowners policy contains a hurricane deductible, you need straight answers to your questions so that you can start to rebuild. What […]

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5 Myths People Believe About Downsizing for Retirement

Posted on September 11, 2017

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Photo credit More than half of all retirees decide to move to a smaller home to free up time and make retirement more financially secure. But others are worried about the hassles and sacrifices of moving. If you’re trying to decide whether to move or stay in your current home, make sure you don’t fall […]

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What are Your Options if You’re Behind on Your Mortgage?

Posted on August 28, 2017

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(photo credit) Sometimes homeowners find themselves in situations that have caused them to fall behind on their mortgage. Things such as an unexpected job loss or medical emergency are just a couple of the issues that can lead to financial difficulties. It’s important that you know your options should you find it difficult to make […]

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