Home Buyer Tips

When Do You Need A New Survey in a Texas Real Estate Transaction?

Original article is from Candysdirt.com by Lydia Blair When it comes to property surveys, sometimes age is just a number. Sometimes it isn’t. Many folks think a survey is good indefinitely. Others believe a new one is required with every sale. Age isn’t the only factor in determining if an existing survey may be used for a real estate transaction. There are…read more →

9 Tax Tips for Homeowners.

Don’t rouse the IRS or pay more taxes than necessary — know the score on each home tax deduction and credit.  Sin #1: Deducting the wrong year for property taxes You take a tax deduction for property taxes in the year you (or the holder of your escrow account) actually paid them. Some taxing authorities work a year behind — that is,…read more →