Give a Home for the Holidays

Here is an interesting article we came across on  “'Tis the season of giving. But if you're tired of the offerings at the mall, why not consider giving your children something grander, like the gift of a down payment to buy a home—or even a home itself? Uncle Sam encourages such generosity, at least within limits (the IRS site has details). You and your spouse are each allowed to give...

Shades of Yesterday

Earlier this month I had a real estate counseling session with a young couple looking to purchase their first home and the term “PITI” came up in our conversation. We’ve all grown accustomed to asking our buyers to speak directly with a lender first to get “pre-qualified” for a mortgage and we’ve gotten away from having to explain this acronym, which stands for principal, interest, taxes and...

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