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Category: First Time Home Buyers

Homeownership Tax Benefits

The question that always comes up at the settlement table or a few weeks after closing is, “What are the tax benefits that I get now for owning a home?” As much as I would like to help my clients out and provide top notch service, I am not a bona fide tax professional.  I […]

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10 Reasons to Buy Now

Yes, I’m a Realtor® and I’m bias. However, I am a human being with a heart and would never steer anyone in the wrong direction or give awful advice. The title of this post is maybe a little misleading, but I will explain. Recent articles and under-educated speculators will vomit despair all day long saying […]

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Top 5 Mistakes First-Time Homebuyers Make

Buying a home can be an intimidating experience if you are not well prepared.  Your Realtor® should supply you with the knowledge you need to be comfortable in every situation.  Here are 5 common and costly mistakes that the uninformed buyer make: Ignoring their Credit Score: Lower score borrowers pay thousands of dollars in increased […]

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What is Needed to Claim the Tax Credit?

All of you new homeowners in Arlington, VA out there that took advantage of the first-time homebuyer tax credit are probably wondering what is needed to claim the tax credit.  I hope your Realtor® has informed you as they should have.  There is no reason for you to struggle for that information.  If you haven’t […]

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Homebuyer Tax Credit Surprising Facts

Time is running out for those that want to take advantage of the first-time homebuyer tax credit. Most of you buyer’s out there just know that there’s $8,000 involved. Well here is the [taxcred] fine print that you may not seen. Not saying that the credit isn’t good, just giving you the “other” info that no one else has.

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