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March Newsletter

Homeowner Tax Breaks The interest on a home equity loan or home equity line of credit can also be deducted when you file your taxes. The total amount of your state and local property taxes is deductible from your federal tax filing. Rental property owners are able to deduct the cost of repairs and improvements made to…

10 Best-Kept Secrets for Buying a Home

Get the most out of your money with these handy home-buying tips. Buying Secret #10: Keep Your Money Where It Is Orignally posted by Douglas Trattner on HGTV.com – It’s not wise to make any huge purchases or move your money around three to six months before buying a new home. You don’t want to…

February Newsletter

Have you heard of NIFA? NIFA stands for Nebraska Investment Finance Authority and they offer some pretty amazing programs with first time home buyers in mind. For instance, they have a Home Buyer’s Assistance program (HBA) in which the required down payment is as low as $1,000. Most first time home buyers I work with…

10 Ways to Create a Backyard Getaway

Try these ideas to turn your backyard into a relaxing outdoor oasis. 1. Dress Up Your Deck Make your deck a destination by defining different activity zones within the space. Multiple levels carve out spaces for dining and relaxing on this deck. A pergola covered with luxurious vines and an abundance of plants in containers…

Get Organized: Take a 10-Day Simplification Challenge

Organizational expert Emily Ley helps us get a jump-start on our New Year’s clear-outs. Originally posted on Houzz by Becky Harris on January 4, 2018 Emily Ley has twin toddlers and a 6-year-old, runs a business that employs five people, writes books and creates the popular organizer line Simplified Planner. To make it all work and…

First-Time Home Buyer Checklist: Have You Done Everything?

Originally posted on April 4, 2017 by Daniel Bortz on Realtor.com Think you’re ready to buy your first home? Congrats! That’s a big step—and one where it’s wise to know for sure you’ve got all your ducks in a row first. To help you figure that out, here’s an all-in-one first-time home buyer checklist with everything…

2018 Kitchen Trend: Blue and Green Cabinets

Originally posted on RealtyTimes, written by Jaymi Naciri on January 7, 2018 Feeling blue? You’re about to. Blue is one of the hottest colors for 2018 when it comes to one very important space: The kitchen. And that goes for green, too. Yes, after many years of all-white everything, expect to see some deeper, moodier shades…

January Newsletter

Get Educated with Sarah Over the years I’ve come to realize how important communication and education are in this process. That’s why I’ve introduced buyer and seller consultations. I like to arrange a short, hour-long meeting to discuss the home buying and selling process. This way, my clients are a step ahead of the competition,…

To-Dos: Your January Home Checklist

To-Dos: Your January Home Checklist

Protect your home from harsh winter weather and get a jump-start on your top projects for the year. Originally posted on Houzz by Laura Gaskill on December 31, 2017 January may be cold and dark, but it can also be a time for bold beginnings. Make the most of your month by clearing space in your…