Archive for January, 2015

Tax and Home Records Checklist: What to Keep and For How Long

Sunday, January 25th, 2015

Want to rest assured you have all the documents you need when you need them, but not be awash in paper? Read on.   Unless you’re living in the 123-room Spelling Manor, you probably don’t have space to store massive amounts of tax and insurance paperwork, warranties, and repair receipts related to your home. But […]

Brooklyn Real-Estate Prices Are at Record Highs

Sunday, January 18th, 2015

  As Manhattan goes, so goes Brooklyn. That’s the word from fourth quarter real-estate market reports released today. According to the brokerage firm Douglas Elliman, the borough has broken records with its year-to-date average ($739,610, up from $674,272 in 2013) and median ($570,220, jumping from $550,000) prices. “Those are the highest [numbers] since 2003,” says […]

Should You Put Your Home on the Market Before or After the Super Bowl?

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

As strange as it may seem to football fans, a majority of homeowners do not arrange their schedule around the Super Bowl. That being said, the Super Bowl typically signals the end of the Holiday season and New Year’s slump, so putting your home on the market around the time of the Super Bowl might […]

Raising the Value of Your Home

Saturday, January 3rd, 2015

A common question for prospective home sellers is “How can I increase my home’s value or get a higher selling price?” In our earlier articles on this subject, we discuss low budget and economical fixes and upgrades that can increase the perceived value of your home. In this article, we discuss those higher cost items […]