Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Advantages to Owning Your Home

Real Estate Matters with Tim Bro

Advantages to Owning Your Home

There’s nothing quite like a home that you can truly call your own. A place where you can have the gleaming hardwood floors you’ve always dreamed of, a space to cultivate your own vine-lined patio, a way to provide a good neighborhood for your kids to grow up in, and a freedom from the whims of your landlord. These are the images that immediately come to mind, for many of us.

Yet some of the biggest advantages of owning are less romantic and more practical – in fact, there are several advantages to owning a home.

·         Appreciation Potential Real estate is considered a great long-term investment that appreciates in value.
·         Capital Gains Exclusion Upon sale, homeowners can exclude up to $500,000 per couple, or $250,000 if single or for homes that have been the taxpayer’s principal residence for two out of the past five years.
·         Principal Reduction Each payment retires a part of the debt each month that a payment is made.
·         Personal Enjoyment Pride of ownership is a valid reason for wanting to own a home. You can personalize your home while enjoying the financial benefits.

For an evaluation of your home or to purchase a home, consult with Your Real Estate Wealth Adviser, Tim Brodowski.

To get started, call Tim @ 858-354-2354, “The Right Choice in Real Estate”.                 BRE #01224576

Monday, February 5, 2018

Budget Friendly Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home Part 2 of 2

Real Estate Matters with Tim Bro

Budget Friendly Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home 
Part 2 of 2

Strategically planting trees and bushes around your yard can be a natural way for you to give your home shade and keep it cooler during the warm summer months, thereby lowering your energy bill.

Think green.
When choosing plants for your yard, choose drought-tolerant plants that are native to your region. They won’t require as much maintenance or water, saving you money over time.

Make a good impression.
Keeping lawns and hedges trimmed, bushes neatly manicured and gutters cleaned will help your home make a good impression. This is something you can easily do yourself or outsource to a professional.

Create open spaces.
Even a small home can appear larger by maximizing the square footage. To do this, use furniture that is proportional to your home’s space, and remove furniture pieces to create the illusion of more open space. Strategically hang mirrors in your rooms to open up the room.

Update your bathroom.
Even a small bathroom updates can make a world of difference. Updating your fixtures and mirrors, painting and installing new glass shower doors are easy and affordable ways to make big design improvements.

Update your fixtures.
One of the simplest and easiest ways to transform the look of your space is by updating the light fixtures and ceiling fans, if you have them, around your home. Even on a small budget, you can find chic fixtures that will dramatically improve your home’s style.

To get started with your home sale or purchase, call Tim @ 858-354-2354, “The Right Choice in Real Estate”.  BRE #01224576