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By Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 888.883.8509 X101, GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |
(eXp Realty LLC)
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A roof inspection is one of those preventative maintenance jobs that's easy to overlook. Don't. Add a once-a-year reminder on your calendar to go out on a warm day and fix any problems you find.If you're squeamish about heights, don't worry. You can do a thorough inspection from the ground using ...

By Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 888.883.8509 X101, GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |
(eXp Realty LLC)
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With a bit of preventative maintenance, your home's siding could be trouble-free for 50 years or more. And that means you won't have to replace siding as often.Cleaning siding removes the dirt and mildew that shortens the life of siding. A clean house protects your investment, too. Some real esta...

By Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 888.883.8509 X101, GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |
(eXp Realty LLC)
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We know so well the thrill of owning your own house -- but don't let the excitement cause you to overlook the basics. We've gathered up a half dozen classic boo-boos new homeowners often commit -- and give you some insight on why each is critically important to avoid.1. Not Knowing Where the Main...

By Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 888.883.8509 X101, GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |
(eXp Realty LLC)
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If you’re 62 or older, a reverse mortgage lets you keep your house and receive a lump sum or monthly payments that you don’t have to pay back until you move out or pass away.Although that can be a blessing if you’re house-rich but cash-poor, the reverse mortgage’s biggest pro (you get cash) comes...

By Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 888.883.8509 X101, GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |
(eXp Realty LLC)
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What do surf breaks, Walmarts, and public transportation have in common? Being near any of them can add thousands to your home’s value.At least that’s what various university researchers have found based on their evaluation of variables that could be influencing home prices. Their conclusions mig...

By Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 888.883.8509 X101, GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |
(eXp Realty LLC)
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If you want to make your remodel project shine, finalize your lighting design before you select paint and carpet colors. The light you choose to illuminate tasks or set the mood will change the way you see color throughout the room. The Robin’s Egg Blue you picked could look like Paris at Sunset ...

By Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 888.883.8509 X101, GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |
(eXp Realty LLC)
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Whenever an eager salesperson tries to sell me an extended warranty on a major appliance, I wonder, “Why is this person trying to save me money?”Short answer: They’re not.Extended warranties are cash cows for retailers who typically pocket 50% of the warranty cost, which is much more than the mar...

By Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 888.883.8509 X101, GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |
(eXp Realty LLC)
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In recent years, the average tax refund has totaled about $2,700. If you're fortunate enough to get back that much from the IRS, then consider investing your tax refund in your home.Why invest a tax refund in your home instead of, say, a tropical getaway? Because your home is probably your bigges...

By Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 888.883.8509 X101, GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |
(eXp Realty LLC)
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Whether it’s summer heat or winter cold, insulation makes your house a lot more livable. If you added insulation in 2014, you might be eligible to collect a $500 energy tax credit.Tax credit limits and deadlines: 10% of expenditures, up to $500 for the year, for all energy improvements combined. ...

By Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 888.883.8509 X101, GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |
(eXp Realty LLC)
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When an appliance is old and isn’t working efficiently, it’s easy to decide to replace rather than repair the machine -- may it rest in peace.But appliances often break before their time, making the repair-or-replace decision harder.If money is tight, you may have to repair the appliance and hope...

By Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 888.883.8509 X101, GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |
(eXp Realty LLC)
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Today’s refrigerators are the most energy efficient ever, and they’re loaded with cool technologies that can extend the shelf life of fresh foods. We’ll tell what you need to know so you can pick the best refrigerator for your home and budget. First Things First: Refrigerator Types and CostsThe b...

By Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 888.883.8509 X101, GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |
(eXp Realty LLC)
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If you upgraded one or more of the following systems last year, you may be eligible to take a tax credit -- up to $500 -- on your return. Biomass stoves  Heating, ventilation, air conditioning  Insulation   Roofs (metal and asphalt)  Water heaters (non-solar)  Windows, doors, and skylights   The ...

By Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 888.883.8509 X101, GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |
(eXp Realty LLC)
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Today’s ranges cook more efficiently than their avocado ancestors thanks to fresh features and newfangled technologies. We separate the wheat from the chaff so you can pick the best range for your home. First Things First: Gas or Electric?If you don’t have a gas supply to your house, the answer i...

By Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 888.883.8509 X101, GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |
(eXp Realty LLC)
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If you installed new windows or doors in 2014, you may be able to claim up to $500 in tax credits. Tax credit limits and deadlines: For doors, you can claim up to a $500 credit.For windows and skylights, you can claim only up to a $200 credit. (That’s total -- not per window.)10% of expenditures,...

By Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 888.883.8509 X101, GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |
(eXp Realty LLC)
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It's no secret that finishing your basement will increase your home's value. What you may not know is the money you spend on this type of so-called capital improvement could also help lower your tax bill when you sell your house.Tax rules let you add capital improvement expenses to the cost basis...

By Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 888.883.8509 X101, GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |
(eXp Realty LLC)
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Water heaters aren’t the types of thing that get ogled on Pinterest. But when yours goes kaput, a new water heater quickly becomes your most coveted major appliance. We tell you what you need to know before buying an electric or gas storage tank water heater so you can pick the best option for yo...

By Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 888.883.8509 X101, GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |
(eXp Realty LLC)
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A solar water heater uses the renewable thermal energy produced by the sun to warm water for your shower, washing machine, and dishwasher. Better yet, it does it at a fraction of the price of a conventional storage tank water heater. If you take the plunge and purchase a solar water heater, expec...

By Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 888.883.8509 X101, GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |
(eXp Realty LLC)
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A vacation home offers a break from the daily grind, but it can also offer a break from taxes. The IRS allows most owners to lower taxable income by taking tax deductions for vacation homes. What's deductible depends on a number of factors, especially how often you visit and whether you allow ren...

By Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 888.883.8509 X101, GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |
(eXp Realty LLC)
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For home cooks, a wall oven means flexibility and convenience that boost kitchen function and home enjoyment. We give you food for thought so you can pick the best model for your household’s lifestyle.First Things First: Gas or Electric?Typically, the type of power you use in your home determines...

By Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 888.883.8509 X101, GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |
(eXp Realty LLC)
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When it comes to picking outdoor DIY projects, we found it interesting that homeowners opt for functionality over form — and even finances, according to a new survey of U.S. homeowners. That’s music to our pragmatic ears. By a wide margin, homeowners say they prefer functional projects (57%) over...

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