Home Owner Tax Deductions for Your 2019 Return

Now that the tax filing deadline for year 2019 has been extended to July 15, 2020, many folks are taking...

Mortgage Worries? Take Steps Now to Protect Your Home

The financial impact of COVID-19 came quickly. With millions of people facing unemployment, furlough, or uncertain employment, many home owners...

Buyers Expect Price Reductions. Sellers Disagree.

Home buyers and sellers have always had their share of disagreements, namely on price. It’s inherent to the transaction process:...

Buyers: Research Off-Site Conditions Before You Sign a Contract

Buying a home is an investment that requires business decision-making skills as well as due diligence. It’s easy to get...

Deferred Home Sellers During Covid-19 Can Use Time Wisely for Preparation

Multiple industries have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Real estate is no exception. While it’s still possible to...

What to Expect When Buying a Home During COVID-19

As we enter a new spring market in housing, everyone is adjusting to a “new normal” for an uncertain period...

Mortgage Rate Madness: Volatility Explained in a Nutshell

March 27, 2020—Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in the U.S., mortgage rates continue to swing up and down,...

What Are Property Liens?

Many home owners and potential buyers have never heard of a lien, or at best, vaguely understand a lien’s implications....

Real Estate Term of the Week

Auction: An auction is a publicly held sale at which properties are sold to the highest bidder. Auction listings usually...

Fun Facts in Real Estate

If you need an escape from the news of the day, here are a few interesting facts from the real...

Real Estate Term of the Week

Default: A “default” occurs when a borrower does not make his or her mortgage loan payment and falls behind. At...

The Share of Singles Owning Homes Is Higher than Ever

The share of U.S. homeowners who are single reached a record high of 38.4% in 2018, according to the most...

Platinum Service Realty