Thursday, October 3, 2013

Don't Let Your Short Sale Leave You Taxed!

If you, or someone you know, owe more on your home than it's worth and need to sell NOW is the time to contact me!  Time is running out to save yourself from what could be a significant tax implication in the future.

In 2007, the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act was passed in an attempt to help the millions of homeowners who, due to the housing crisis and economic crash, suddenly found themselves in danger of losing their home to foreclosure.

The act has helped many distressed homeowners find solutions that help them avoid foreclosure and opened up options to them that were previously unavailable.

However, the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act was always intended to be a temporary solution and it is now set to expire at the end of 2013. For distressed homeowners, this means that time is running out for them to take advantage of the program and potentially save themselves tens of thousands of dollars.

If you know of anyone who may need my expertise, please have them visit my website for a copy of my recent report entitled “Don’t Let Your Short Sale Leave You Taxed”  or you can contact me for a copy.

And then contact me for a confidential consultation today so we can get started!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Three Benefits of Painting Your Home’s Exterior This Fall

While the summer months are typically thought of as the best time to paint your home exterior, don’t be so quick to put the paintbrush down as autumnal weather sets in.

As it turns out, early fall can be an excellent time for painting the outside of your home, affording the following benefits:
  1. Fall has optimal temperature conditions for painting. In general, autumn temperatures remain above the minimum recommended painting temperature, which is anywhere from 35 degrees F to 50 degrees F. On top of this benefit, fall temperatures tend to fluctuate less between daytime and nighttime hours, putting less stress on paint.

  2. A fresh coat of paint is a great selling point. The early fall is a time period when the last influx of home sales occurs before winter descends and the calendar year wraps up. Applying new paint to your house is an economical way to boost curb appeal and desirability during this last surge of home sales, and is a way to set your home apart from other homes on the market that are vying for the attention of buyers.

  3. Painting protects your home from the winter elements. In addition to making your home look fresh and bright, a new paint job adds a great layer of protection to the exterior of your home leading up to the typically harsh winter weather of Central Indiana.
Want more information about improving curb appeal and readying your Indianapolis-area home for sale? Get in touch with me, your Prudential Indiana Realty Group agent at or 317.442.9786!