A Guide to Understanding Your Property Tax

A Guide to Understanding Your Property Tax

Homeowners across the United States pay taxes on their property to support a variety of local public services. Although millions of Americans pay property taxes each year, many misunderstand how their bill is calculated. We at The Appraisal Foundation also find that...
About Boomerang Buyers

About Boomerang Buyers

This year we should see the surge of so called boomerang buyers, those who lost their homes to foreclosure but are ready to buy again. CBS News Business analyst Jill Schlesinger says 7.3 million people they lost in foreclosure or short sale between 2007-14. Well those...
Appraisal 101

Appraisal 101

Home ownership is the ultimate dream for many in the United States, but going through it for the first time can be a daunting process. We find that first-time home buyers often misunderstand one of the key components of the home buying process: the appraisal. It is...
10 Things to Know about Inherited Real Estate

10 Things to Know about Inherited Real Estate

Inherited real estate may sound like a blessing but there are many factors that will determine if it is a blessing, headache or curse. Keep in mind the below is written based on New York Law but whether you live here or not consult with a tax and/or estate attorney....
Mortgage for Bad Credit

Mortgage for Bad Credit

Mortgage for bad credits a possible here are some sources of where you can go. Looking to buy a home, but your credit isn’t as good as you would like? That’s going to make getting a mortgage a tough task, but it doesn’t mean you’re completely out of luck. Before you...
Reasons Bank Cancels Mortgage

Reasons Bank Cancels Mortgage

Bank cancels mortgage before the closing! This a common occurrence contrary to popular belief. Sometimes there is a fixable solution and at times there isn’t so buyer beware of how you handle your money until the ink dries on the closing papers. Yes, you heard me...
Refrigerator Maintenance

Refrigerator Maintenance

Refrigerator maintenance isn’t something you see any homeowners, landlord, renters or even residential cleaners concerned about. What’s your refrigerator maintenance, is probably a question that would get you one of those odd questionable looks. Let’s face it the...
Homeowners Tax Deductions

Homeowners Tax Deductions

Homeowners tax deductions you should know. You know that you can get an income tax deduction on the mortgage interest you pay. But there are other tax deductions you can take on your principal residence or second home — such as property taxes. The following can...
Household Essentials Life Spans

Household Essentials Life Spans

Household essentials life spans isn’t something most people consider when they buy the home or renovating. Property owners may find this information of use. The life spans of fixtures in home verse furniture may also surprise you. Everyone lives differently and...
Five Tips to Find Apartments in New York City

Five Tips to Find Apartments in New York City

Apartments in New York can be a challenge to find. Most renters find it to be a rat race to the finish line. Typically in the New York area, as soon as you read the rental ad and get to the apartment the good ones can be gone. So it wouldn’t appear to some renters...
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