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Can You Claim Moving Costs as Tax Deductible?

relocating to the NC Triangle area

There are some situations where certain costs involved with moving can be deducted from your taxes. While not everyone will qualify for these deductions, there may be deductions that you are not aware.   How to Qualify The Internal Revenue Service has a requirement that the new residence you are moving too needs to be 50 miles or more from … [Read more...]

Tips for Navigating Your 2014 Real Estate Purchase

Clayton NC real estate

Slow and steady wins the race, and that looks like it will be true when it comes to the 2014 real estate market. If a new home purchase is in your future, here are some great tips to keep in mind so the entire process is worry free. Follow the local real estate market. Most of the information on the national news and social media focuses on other larger … [Read more...]

You May Not Need to Invest in Home Staging to Sell Your Home

selling a home in Clayton NC

When selling your home you want it to look as good as possible so you can get both top dollar and a quick sale. But is staging really necessary? A good first impression always helps when you are ready to sell a home in Clayton, NC but a recent joint study conducted by three major universities has determined that staging doesn't effect how quickly a … [Read more...]

Important Financial Questions When Buying a Home

buy a home in Clayton

Would you like to buy a home in Clatyton, NC? Before you embark on your search, ask these financial questions to ensure that you are prepared to buy. Does the home have good resale value? Before investing in a purchase, do your homework to determine if your prospective home has good resale value by looking at comparable homes in the area. Examine homes … [Read more...]

When Painting Your New Home, Choose the Proper Paint Finish

paint finish

Most of us spend hours deciding on just the right paint color for a room but don't give more than a cursory glance at the board with all the paint finishes listed. Probably the most you know about finishes is to use something shiny in the bath and kitchen for easy maintenance. But the finish selection can make a distinct difference in the overall look … [Read more...]