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Tag Archives: Bob and Donna McWilliams

Realities of Real Estate: The top 10 real estate myths

With most any business or profession, the general public has often formulated a group of beliefs that are commonly held as fact. Some of these beliefs may be well deserved; others may be born out of an isolated incident or reflect past practices that are no longer in place.

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Realities of Real Estate: Are you moving up, moving down or moving out?

Empty nesters might be looking to trade in the house where they raised a family to something smaller, perhaps all on one level, or in a climate that will let you tee up the little white ball all year long. On the other end of the spectrum, young couples anticipating little ones on the way will need more room, and what school district you live in suddenly becomes an important consideration.

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Realities of Real Estate: The Federal Reserve System

Today, there are many factors that affect the health of our real estate markets. The generally poor state of the economy and persistently high unemployment have depressed home ownership rates to the lowest levels in 15 years.

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Realities of Real Estate: More on the Homestead Tax Credit

We have written several columns on the Homestead Tax Credit. It may seem like overkill, but for those who qualify, it can mean a savings of literally thousands of dollars in your real estate taxes. Plus, the Dec. 31 deadline for application is fast approaching.

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