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Abbie Weeks & JoJo Gilbert-Ross

When it comes to renovations, be sure to set your expectations appropriately. Doing some minor, strategic renovations and updates can add a lot of market value making your home sell quicker and for more. However, it’s unlikely you’ll see a 100% dollar to dollar return on improvements, a more realistic goal is in the 80% range. 

Something to consider: it’s not always worth putting the money in your house if it’s just for selling vs. your wanting to enjoy living in this exact house and location. Before renovating talk to us; we’ll pull comparable homes that are for sale in your area. We want to make sure you have the full picture and information to best invest your money. Would your money go further into a different

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Congrats on your new home! 

The start of the new year and tax season means it’s time to take advantage of the Homestead Exemption. Homestead what? 

Not only do you get to swell with pride every time you pull into your driveway, being a homeowner also means you can take advantage of some serious tax savings via Homestead Exemption.

So what the heck is a Homestead Exemption?

  1. A homestead exemption is a legal provision that helps shield a home from some creditors following the death of a homeowner spouse or the declaration of bankruptcy. 

  2. A state or local tax break that exempts a certain amount of the value of property upon which a property tax is based.

  3. A means by which a homeowner can reduce the amount of taxes owed on

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