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Monthly Archives: June 2018

    Waiting Will Cost More

    By Mike Parker | June 18, 2018

    An economist responded when asked how interest rates would change: “They may fall some and then, rise and after that, they’ll fluctuate.” Just because interest rates have been low for ten years doesn’t mean they are supposed to be low. The Federal Reserve has raised interest rates twice this year and are expected to go... Read More

    The Tax Difference in Second Homes

    By Mike Parker | June 12, 2018

    A principal residence and a second home have some similar benefits, but they have some key tax differences. A principal residence is the primary home where you live and a second home is used mainly for personal enjoyment while limiting possible rental activity to a maximum of 14 days per year. Under the 2017 Tax... Read More

    When Neighbors Don’t Seem to Care

    By Mike Parker | June 4, 2018

    A home that isn’t being maintained like others in the neighborhood can negatively affect your visual sense of appeal and in some extreme cases, even affect property values. It might be an overgrown yard, a fence in need of repair, excessive noise, unruly pets, paint peeling on the home or even a car or boat... Read More