For many people, summer is the best time to move - the kids are out of school, the weather is nice, and the home-selling season is at its peak. In fact, 11-13% of all moves occur during summer months as compared to 8% or less during the other months of the year.
To help the million American households that move each year, Moving.com, a leading online destination for moving-related resources … [Read More...]
With the arrival of summer, many are turning on their cooling systems. But how can you make sure yours is ready to jump back into action?
With the rising costs of power and the hot summers throughout the Tri-Valley, it is more important than ever to extend the life of your home’s air conditioning unit. A high-quality heating ventilation and air conditioning system can last up to 20 years if … [Read More...]
Quality listing photos capture more than your home's best features.
According to a study by the National Association of REALTORS®, 98 percent of homebuyers who searched for a home online listed photos as one of the most useful features of real estate websites.
After all, this is the age of the smartphone and tablet, when photos are running wild on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, so when … [Read More...]
When getting ready to purchase a home, it’s crucial that homebuyers understand the amount of money involved in the process. While there are numerous financial obligations that need to be taken into account, prospective buyers must also ensure that they have liquid funds available for an earnest money deposit—money that gets deposited into an escrow account if your real estate offer is … [Read More...]
Before you buy a car, you read reviews, take test drives, and bicker with the car salesman. Before you buy a house, you look at many different styles and sizes before choosing the right one- and then you hire an inspector to look at it even more closely.
You probably even check out restaurant reviews before going out to dinner. So, when you move, why don't you spend as much time, or even more … [Read More...]
Great news for home owners! The heated market conditions have driven the Tri-Valley’s median single family home prices to their highest level since April 2007, while inventory shortages continue to limit the number of potential home sales.
The Tri-Valley median price of an existing, single-family detached home climbed 20 percent from April’s 2012 median price of $615,000 to $738,000 this … [Read More...]
There are many choices to consider when it comes to retirement living. Those contemplating a move to a retirement community will find more options available than ever before. Whether researching a retirement community for yourself or a loved one, it's important to ask the right questions, keeping in mind factors such as present and future needs, community location, and financial situation, among … [Read More...]
If you sell your primary residence, you may be able to exclude up to $250,000 of gain for single people or $500,000 for married couples from your federal tax return. To claim the exclusion, the IRS says your home must have been owned by you and used as your main home for a period of at least two out of the five years prior to its sale.
You also must not have excluded gain on another home sold … [Read More...]
Due to the fact we specialize in helping Seniors, we were recently contacted by a representative from DrugWatch.com. We learned that while persons 65 years of age and older comprise only 13 percent of the population, they account for roughly one-third of all medications prescribed in the United States. Older adults are more likely to be prescribed long-term and multiple prescriptions. … [Read More...]
You are in very good hands with Team Junell. I have known them for years and was referred to them by my family. They were very professional without being pushy.
They stuck by me through 4 long years of heartache and trying to find a home. I finally found a home and they were the first realtors I called, because I knew I wanted my transaction to run smoothly and I wanted to feel like a had a … [Read More...]