When it comes to selling your home, cleanliness is right next to the pen that signs the contract. Make sure you make these things sparkle before putting up that Maple Leaf Realty sign in the yard of your Bennington home: • Stove - if you can’t replace it, shine it up. Scrub Continue Reading
Archives for February 2010
IRS Clarifies What's Needed to Claim Tax Credit
The Internal Revenue Service has clarified which documentation taxpayers need to submit to claim the first-time and move-up homebuyer tax credit. While the IRS is still requiring the filing of Form 5405, it is not demanding that all parties’ signatures be on the HUD-1 Continue Reading
2010: The Year of the First-Time Buyer?
According to the Chinese calendar, 2010 is the Year of the Tiger. But in real estate, 2010 may come to be known as the “Year of the First-Time Home Buyer.” Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Economy.com, says there will be 1.84 million homes sold to first-time home Continue Reading
Mortgage Interest Information
Mortgage interest is deductible on your tax return. And you may be able to deduct the points you paid - check your 1098 statement from your lender for the amount. To be deductible, loan points must meet certain requirements, including but not limited to: • The loan is for Continue Reading
Bike Shop Moving Downtown – Roads and Trails
RE/MAX Maple Leaf Realty's Commercial Division is pleased to have assisted Roads and Trails in finding their new space at 417 Main Street in Bennington VT. Joe Cardamone worked with Dan and Faith Rhodes to find the perfect space for them to lease. Bike Shop Riding Continue Reading
Always Buy and Extra Loaf
RE/MAX Maple Leaf Realty is pleased to have been able to assist Crazy Russian Girls Bakery in finding their new space at 415 Main Street in Bennington VT. Joe Cardamone worked with Natasha Garder to find the space. I've sampled their baked goods, and you cannot go wrong Continue Reading
10 Home Features Buyers Want
Home designers and builders speaking at the recent International Builders Show in Las Vegas say that buyers are seeking cost-effective features and rejecting things that don’t have lasting value. “It's all about family togetherness – casual living, entertaining and flexible Continue Reading
What is a home equity loan?
Equity is the difference between how much your Bennington, Vermont real estate is worth and how much you owe on that property. So if your property is currently appraised at $200,000, and you still owe $60,000, the property’s equity is $140,000. A home equity loan is a line Continue Reading