Monthly Archives: January 2012

Jeremy Asks… I want to improve my credit score quickly, is there anything I can do to boost my score?

Despite the fact that raising your credit score is often times a slow and steady process, there are in fact a few things you can do to give your score that extra boost with just a few easy tweaks to … Continue reading

Micah Asks… I’m in the market for a foreclosed home – What information must the bank disclose about the condition of the property?

Bank Owned Properties ( REO’s) typically are marketed and sold “AS IS”. Meaning the owner of the property – which is the bank – will not make any repairs prior to the sale of the home. Banks have no knowledge … Continue reading

Keith Asks… With tax season upon us, what is the best way to utilize my tax refund?

As April 15 quickly approaches many of us are now getting to work on gathering all the documents (W2s, 1099s, Mortgage Interest Statements, Bank Interest Statements, Receipts for Charitable Donations etc.) necessary to properly file our taxes. This is all … Continue reading

Julia Asks… After renting for 10 years, I finally decided to purchase my first home — Any tips to survive homeownership?

Congratulations on purchasing your first home, Julia! I’m sure you are feeling a bit overwhelmed wit all the responsibilities that homeownership brings.  Unfortunately, a home does not come with an owner’s manual or an informative seminar during which you will learn … Continue reading

Robert Asks… My agent showed my wife and I a house that is known to be haunted by local legend. It’s a little freaky – any way to know for sure?

Yes. If you currently have your eye on a home and are considering purchasing it but have a sinking suspicion that it may already have an “occupant” or two, there are in fact a few things you can do.  First … Continue reading