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Buying Your First Home? Here’s Why You’ll Need to Ensure You Have a Proper Home Inspection

Buying Your First Home? Here's Why You'll Need to Ensure You Have a Proper Home InspectionThere’s a whole lot to learn when buying one’s first home, an investment that can bring joy, but sometimes, grief. A competent real estate agent can assist in locating those homes that meet the home buyer’s needs and can advise on factors such as market value of the home and neighborhood services. The agent will help the buyer through the negotiation and purchase process. But the buyer should take responsibility to make sure that the steps below are taken. Continue reading

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Buying or Selling Your Home? Follow These 3 Tips to Ensure a Stress-free Real Estate Transaction

Buying or Selling Your Home? Follow These Three Tips to Ensure a Stress-free Real Estate TransactionBuying or selling real estate is a significant milestone in life. Frequently, it means that a new phase is starting, whether it’s a new job, a new relationship, or moving to a new area. However, when the most basic steps are missed, this transition can be fraught with stress and disaster. To ensure a smooth deal, home buyers and sellers alike should be sure to mind the following tips. Continue reading

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The Pros and Cons of Buying a Home on a Busy Street

Buying a New Home in the City? The Pros and Cons of Buying a Home on a Busy Street Finding the perfect property is an exciting feeling, but its relative location can leave a lot of room for worry. Buying a home in the city is a venture that comes with an entire assortment of advantages and disadvantages. While the location might be close in proximity to businesses, services, and other people, it’s easy to worry about the other aspects of city living. What are the great and not-so-great facets of living on a busy street? Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – Feburary 9, 2015

Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week Feburary 9 2015Last week’s economic news included construction spending, which fell shy of expectations but exceeded the prior month’s spending, and several consumer and labor-related reports. The details: Continue reading

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‘Greenify’ Your Home with These Eco-Friendly Home Improvements

DIY Lovers: 'Greenify' Your Home with These Three Eco-friendly Home Improvement ProjectsAre you a homeowner who is searching for ways to make your home a bit more “green”? Equipping your home with eco-friendly home improvements can save a substantial amount of energy and money, especially over the long term.

In today’s post we’ll explore a few projects that handy do-it-yourselfers can undertake in order to make a home a bit friendlier to the local environment.

#1: Focus on the Windows

Depending upon the time of year, windows have an impact on both heating and cooling costs. In the summer, older windows can drastically heat up a home causing cooling costs to skyrocket. In the winter, older windows can leak cold air within the home and let out the heat, which causes the heating costs to rise as well.

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Lahaina Oceanfront Condo

Situated at the front row of Puamana property, this Lahaina oceanfront condo is truly awe inspiring with its beautiful ocean views and sunsets that can be enjoyed while dining at its private lanai. The unit’s spacious 1,480 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, living space allows for exclusive island living. It features granite counters, stainless steel appliances, tile throughout, and plenty of extra storage.

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Tax Deductions: How to Write Off Your Home Mortgage Interest

Tax Time is Upon Us: Learn About Tax Deductions and How to Write off Your Home Mortgage InterestMuch to the chagrin of taxpayers all over the country, the tax-filing season begins in January and runs through April 15 of each year.

As the current tax season approaches, it presents an opportunity to help tax-payers clarify their responsibilities and remind them of certain important tax deductions that may be available.

Filing Responsibilities

Every person in the United States is required to file their tax returns by April 15 so long as they have some form of qualifying income. Based on filing status, income and available deductions, tax-payers must file a 1040EZ, 1040A or 1040 (long-form for itemized deductions).

Qualifying income is generally defined as, but not limited to wages, commissions, miscellaneous income (rental, interest), investment income and alimony. These forms of income are reported on a periodic basis to the IRS and State governments by employers, banks, contract employers and/or other responsible parties.

The most common tax receipts that must be sent to tax-payers by January 31 are W-2s and 1099-Misc forms.

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Easy Relocation Tips for Hawaii 

International MoversHawaii is a beautiful location and many people make the life changing decision to move there – especially after a sun filled holiday to the island. At Century 21 All Locations, we are here to help you relocate to the idyllic island of Hawaii. If you have recently made the big decision of moving and starting a new and exciting life, it’s best to get in touch to find out what we can do, as professionals, for you.

A move of this scale can unsurprisingly become stressful and put you and your family under a lot of pressure. However, by letting us help you through our relocation services, we can lift that worry and unnecessary hassle from you. As one of the largest franchises on the island, we take care of all aspects of your move, including providing a relocation kit.

Successful Relocation to Hawaii

In order to successfully relocate to the beautiful island of Hawaii, a lot of input will be required. You will need to first establish what insurances, utilities and documentation is required in order to move there. If you have any children, you will want to have local schools pinpointed in advance.

Moving takes a lot of preparation, and we can help you with that. By creating a detailed checklist, you will stay organized throughout the entire relocation process. You will need to note down what items you want to get rid of in preparation for your move, what tasks you still need to conduct and possibly even research into the easiest travel route to your new home.

Century 21 All Locations Is Here To Help you

Get in touch with us at Century 21 All Locations and discover what we can do to assist you. We can help you find the perfect home for you and your family, or we can even help you find property for a business venture. Call us at 1-800-735-2100.

 

 

 

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4 Reasons Why Selling a Condo is Different Than Selling a House

You Ask, We Answer: Four Reasons Why Selling a Condo is Different Than Selling a House Listing a property is a delicate dance. From the initial marketing to the final price negotiations, everything needs to be tailored to the type of home being sold. However, because of their main differences, this process can look very different when selling a condo versus selling a house. Continue reading

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Selling Your Home in 2015? Boost Your Resale Value with These 3 Inexpensive Renovations

Selling Your Home in 2015? Boost Your Resale Value with These Three Inexpensive RenovationsTo get top dollar for your home, renovations may be necessary. However, some renovations can prove costly and they don’t always add value to your home. Here are 3 inexpensive renovations that are sure to improve the resale value of your home. Continue reading

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