January has been designated as National Radon Action Month by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). To support the efforts of the EPA, we wanted to take the opportunity to provide you with some useful information about radon gas in your home, how much is considered dangerous to your health, and what you should do about it.
The tax reform legislation passed the House and Senate today, and will soon be signed by the President and become law.
The National Association of Realtors remains concerned that the overall structure of the final bill diminishes the tax benefits of homeownership and will cause adverse impacts in some markets. NAR is projecting some local markets, particularly in high cost, higher tax areas, will likely see price declines as a result of the legislation’s new restrictions on mortgage interest and state and local taxes.
If you're reading news publications, consuming social media posts, and/or watching the evening news, then you have probably been hearing a lot about the housing market and how home prices are increasing by healthy percentages around the nation.
What does this really mean to you? If you saw a report that said home prices increased by 5% since this time last year, does that mean that the value of your home increased by 5%?
Ever thought about renting your house out for a few nights, or for a week? How about renting out a bedroom in your home?
There are now easy and reliable ways to do this that are becoming very popular. You can make extra money, especially during big events where hotels are booked or are charging exorbitant fees. Depending on your location and what's going on nearby, especially if you are near a big special event, you could earn a couple of months of mortgage payments by just renting your house out for a week!