Paying off your mortgage early—smart or not?

Paying off your mortgage early is a hot topic in the financial world, but is it always a good idea? The truth is that even though on the surface it sounds like a smart financial decision, there are plenty of instances when it’s not a good choice to pay off your mortgage early (and there are some circumstances where it is a good choice).Read More


Ready to Sell? Don’t Fall for These Myths

If you’re getting ready to sell your home, you might be hearing some common myths from family and friends (or even strangers). I’m here to bust some of these common myths with accurate information about what you can expect when you sell your home.Read More


Easy Ways to Protect Your Home This Fall

It’s still sweltering for most of us, but cooler temps will be here before you know it. So much can go wrong with a house during the winter, but just a little babying will go a long way to make sure your home stays in tip-top shape all the way through spring (and beyond, with any luck). These are all quick, easy things any homeowner can do right now to prevent a disaster.Read More


The True Cost of Maintaining Your Home

One of the biggest unknowns for many homeowners and potential homeowners is the real cost of maintaining a home. There are all kinds of expenses when you own a home, and it’s wise to plan for them in advance so that you’re not scrambling for money when something comes up. And trust me, there are many of those times when you’re a homeowner.Read More


Everything You Need to Know About Capital Gains Taxes and Selling Your Home

There are few things in life as murky as tax law. There’s a lot of misinformation floating around about how you’re taxed on the profit (capital gains in IRS-speak) you make when you sell your home. Plus, this topic made news recently because of proposed changes to the law, causing more confusion (none of the proposals passed, by the way.) Here’s what you need to know about taxes and selling your home.Read More