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From a House to a Home

Posted: December 08, 2011 at 4:18 PM by Holly Stokes

From a House to a HomeOnce upon a time in a land not so far away .. there was a house who always dreamed of becoming a home.It sat there centered perfectly on its lot, landscaping strategically placed so it wouldn’t look so bare…It had hopes that someone would notice, that someone would care.There was a driveway, paved all in stoneA walk lined with a floral flare that led to a mat at the door with a greeting… “Welcome Home”The entry wasn’t too small read more

Tax Tips When You’re Selling Your Home

Posted: December 08, 2011 at 4:16 PM by Holly Stokes

Tax Tips When You’re Selling Your HomeTax tips when you’re selling your home The IRS recently released a list of ten tax tips for those planning to sell a home which could help homeowners understand the tax implications of the home sale process. While each tip does not apply to everyone, they may be useful.Gain exclusionsAccording to the IRS, the gain from a home sale can generally be excluded from taxable income as long as the home served as a primary residenc read more

10 Easy Tips to Winterize Your Home

Posted: December 08, 2011 at 4:14 PM by Holly Stokes

10 Easy Tips to Winterize Your Homefrom realestate.msn.comSo you’ve pulled your sweaters out of mothballs and found your mittens at the bottom of the coat closet. But what about your house — is it prepared for the cold months ahead?You’ll be a lot less comfortable in the coming months if you haven’t girded Home Sweet Home for Old Man Winter.With the help of several experts, we’ve boiled down your autumn to-do list to 10 easy tips:1. Clean those gutters   read more

Real-Estate Myths

Posted: December 08, 2011 at 4:13 PM by Holly Stokes

Real-Estate MythsThis is a great article featured on MSN’s real estate section this morning….Don’t fall for real-estate myths in this marketIt’s easy to think that because we’re in a buyers market, buyers can call all the shots: Wait weeks before deciding whether to make an offer on a particular house, find grateful acceptance of lowball offers or scoop up homes for 50% of the asking price. Your worst real-estate enemy? YouGood luck with that. Clinging to t read more

25 Things NOT to do in Real Estate

Posted: April 07, 2011 at 1:58 PM by Holly Stokes

25 Things NOT to do in Real EstateI found this article at today and boy have they hit the nail on the head with these real estate mistakes.  Having been in real estate in one form or another for more than 11 years, I have seen most of these time and time again. Check out these BIG MISTAKES and make sure that when you are ready to buy or sell… you don’t make the same mistakes! 25. Buying a House for Its DecorRemember that you are buying the house, not the t read more




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