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  49,327 views Kim N. Bregman's Blog     By Kim N. Bregman | Broker in Boca Raton, FL    Spring Cleaning Checklist   Posted under: Home Buying in Asheville, Property Q&A in Asheville, Home Ownership in Asheville  |  March 14, 2014 4:37 AM  |  683 views  |  No comments   Email AlertsSend to a Frie...
03/17/2015
  One of the costs of owning a home that buyers need to consider in their  budgeting is the cost of insuring the home. A standard policy will cover exterior and interior damage from incidents like vandalism, fire, wind and lightning. It also covers loss of use expenses, damage to structures like ...
03/14/2015
Moving into a new house is exciting, but the list of “to dos” can be overwhelming. You not only have to pack and prep the new house, but you have to tie up all the loose ends at the old place. Here are 10 tasks that are easily overlooked when moving into a new home – if you take care of these, yo...
02/27/2015
Chances are, when you think about investing in real estate the first thing that comes to mind is your home. For many people, their home is the single largest investment they will ever make. But have you ever stopped to consider that once you purchase a home it becomes part of your overall portfol...
02/16/2015
  There is often a misconception of what a final walk through is and why it’s important.  A final walk through can sometimes be referred to as a pre-closing “inspection.”  Although you are probably excited and anxious to close on your new home, the final walk through is important and many things ...
02/05/2015
  The obvious advantages to residing in Florida is the weather and no state income taxes.  Another lesser known, but equally as important, advantage is Florida's homestead laws.   "Homestead" can be a deceptively complex issue in estate and tax planning when individauls finally decide to become F...
02/03/2015
  One of the major differences between owning a home and renting one is the allowable home buying tax deductions. The tax deductions can have a serious impact on the overall cost of comparing renting vs. buying. One of the advantages of owning a home is the tax savings benefit. If you have purcha...
01/02/2015
Buying a home is probably the most important purchase you will ever make...  these ten tips will help you better understand what you can expect from contract to closing.  1. Determine Your Needs The process of purchasing a home can be especially daunting if you don't take the time to determine yo...
12/29/2014
Moving can be an overwhelming experience; unfortunately it can also create opportunities for identity theft. Whenever you change addresses, you leave yourself vulnerable to identity theft.  However, if you know why you might be vulnerable and how thieves can use your move to their advantage, then...
12/25/2014
ANY open permits and or code violations need to be fully addressed and resolved by the potential home buyer, prior to closing.  Failing to do so can be very costly for a homeowner. Open permits remain with the property, despite any change in ownership.  Failure to uncover any open permits prior t...
12/24/2014
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