Monthly Archives: December 2018

Eight Strategies for Lowering your Closing Costs

The bill for closing costs is the final hurdle between home buyers and their new homes, and it can represent a surprising chunk of money. Closing fees run between 3% and 6% of the mortgage; that’s around $18,000 to $36,000 on a $600,000 home. The impulse to just pay...

Listing Concierge For Coldwell Banker

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Rising Prices Bring Higher Loan Limits in 2019

Rising Prices Bring Higher Loan Limits in 2019 In response to rising home prices across the country, federal housing officials increased the conforming loan limits for California and elsewhere in the U.S. Most counties within California have a 2019 conforming loan...

Can I deduct home improvements on my house?

Yes, but only after you have sold it because improvements add to the basis of your home. Remember your gain is defined as your home’s selling price, minus deductible closing costs, minus your basis. The basis is the original purchase price of the home, plus...