Funkify is a word I created to describe when a person makes a change to their home that works for them and doesn't work for anyone else. Putting built-in wall to wall shelves for your 1000 miniature antique doll collection is not going to work well for resale. Choosing that gorgeous, expensive, ... » Learn More about How to Funkify Your Home
I was trying to remember how many years ago I painted my master bathroom. To my amazement, it turned out to be about 10 years! Back then it was cool to use a faux finish but now it's very dated. When I think about what color I would paint it today, I'm inspired to go back in and also replace the ... » Learn More about How Long Has it Been Since You Painted Your Bathroom?
As ironic as this may sound, here is a succinct IRS publication that explains some of the details of the homebuyer tax credit. Included in the document is how you can buy a house in 2010 and file a form to get the credit on your 2009 tax return. Homebuyer Tax Credit Info 2009 2010 ... » Learn More about How do you receive the homebuyer tax credit on your 2009 tax return
I’ve heard at least 3 times this week, “Tell me what a short sale is again, Amy.” So… A short sale is when a lender accepts less than the total amount owed to pay off the mortgage when the property is sold. The homeowner (aka borrower) must show a qualified hardship for the bank to consider ... » Learn More about Please tell me what a short sale is again in real estate…
Buying a foreclosure is exciting and potentially quite profitable. Now that you understand some of the risks that can be overlooked, here are the benefits of buying a foreclosure: 1) You can make it your own. Foreclosures often need work and you can do things to personalize it like colors, ... » Learn More about Part 2: The Benefits of Buying a Foreclosure