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Category: Buying a Home

    How to Choose the Right Laminate Flooring

    By Terry Erhardt | November 18, 2022

    So many flooring choices. Laminate can stand up to tough treatment and still look good. By: houselogic If you have pets or kids or are generally accident-prone, you may need some heavy-duty floors. And you may be exploring laminate flooring, thanks to its durability. Laminate flooring balances that resistance to wear and tear with an... Read More

    Buying Versus Renting

    By Terry Erhardt | November 11, 2022

    As reprinted from Corefact Finding a place to live can be a daunting task. So many things go through your head when you make this decision. The first is probably “Should I buy a house or keep renting?” Good question. Before you take the big leap, you must first decide which option is best for... Read More

    How to Update Your Garage Floor

    By Terry Erhardt | October 28, 2022

    New garage flooring is an easy fix — pick the right option for how you’ll use the space. You can make your garage look a lot better by updating just the floors. Yes, garages deserve love, too. And new garage flooring is a relatively simple improvement that can make a big difference in how the... Read More

    Are Closing Costs Tax Deductible?

    By Terry Erhardt | September 16, 2022

    Here’s the scoop on what’s tax deductible when buying a house. The answer to whether closing costs are tax deductible — or mortgage interest and property taxes for that matter — is often maddeningly, “It depends.” Basically, you’ll want to itemize if you have deductions totaling more than the standard deduction, which for 2022 is $12,950 for... Read More

    10 Home Design Features for Pets

    By Terry Erhardt | September 9, 2022

    With these amenities, your fur babies will make themselves (more) at home. For most of us, our pets are family. We let them sleep in our beds, ladle nutritional supplements on their organic kibble, and throw birthday parties for them. In fact, we love our animal companions so much that we even choose a home... Read More

    How To Move Past Student Loan Debt– and Into a Home

    By Terry Erhardt | September 2, 2022

    You’ve got options, like repayment help from your employer and coaching from a mortgage broker. by: houselogic You want to buy a house. But you’re worried you won’t qualify for a mortgage because of your student loan debt. You’re not alone. Half of non-homeowners (51%) say student loan debt is delaying them from buying a... Read More

    Here’s How You’ll Know You’ve Found the Right Agent

    By Terry Erhardt | July 14, 2022

    A great real estate agent is like an Oprah for living your best real estate life. By: houselogic For every journey, there is a guide. To navigate his magical powers, Harry Potter had Dumbledore. And to channel the Force and save the galaxy, Luke had Yoda. A great real estate agent is like the Force.... Read More

    5 Questions To Ask When Buying A House

    By Terry Erhardt | July 7, 2022

    There are no dumb questions to ask a real estate agent. By: houselogic Home buying seems simple enough: Find a house you like that’s close to work or school, tell someone you want to buy it, and move in. But there’s more to it than that. You’ll have to find and get approved by a... Read More

    6 Reasons to Celebrate National Homeownership Month

    By Terry Erhardt | June 9, 2022

    By: Keeping Current Matters Our homes are so much more than the houses we live in. For many, they’ve also become our workplaces, schools for our children, and safe harbors in which we’ve weathered the toughest moments of a global pandemic. Today, 65.6% of Americans call their homes their own, a rate that has risen to its... Read More

    What to Expect During a Home Inspection

    By Terry Erhardt | May 26, 2022

    By: HouseLogic From finding an inspector to dealing with surprises — this is your guide to getting a house checked out. The first thing you need to know about a home inspection: You’ll feel all the feels. There’s the excitement — the inspection could be the longest time you’re in the house, after the showing. Right... Read More