August, 2009

Landscaping Your Backyard — It’s Important! Blog 2

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

LandscapingLandscaping your backyard is very important … we talked about that in the last blog, but did you know that there are a few quick and easy steps that you can follow to ensure that you do not have to hire it out?  Landscaping is something that can be extremely costly and if you are not ready to invest that many, you can definitely do it yourself, all you need to do is get a little elbow grease in there and ensure that you know what you are doing.

Firstly, you want to spend a day trimming and removing overgrown and excessive plants.  That way you will have a fresh and clean start as soon as you remove all of those plants, which is something that everyone wants.  Also, you want to make sure that you get rid of any bushes were trees that might make your home look like a jungle – we all know that we have those.

Next, you want to make sure to spend a few hundred dollars on some plants and flowers that will add in a lot of warmth to your home and it will truly change the look and overall feel of your home!

Landscaping Your Backyard — It’s Important!

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

landscapingWhen you are trying to sell a home, we all know that it can be a truly difficult thing … after all, it can take a while to be on the market and since the market is so bad right now, you truly have to make the home shine and sing.

That is what backyard landscaping can do for your home.  What many people do not know about landscaping is that it actually reaches it maturity after about six to eight years and after that – you need to thin it and reshape it.

Many people skip over that part and just think that they can get away with only landscaping their backyard every ten years or so – that is simply not the truth.  In the next blog, we are going to explore how your backyard can truly enhance your curb appeal!

Tax Incentives For Buying A Home: Being ‘Green’ Tax Incentives!

Friday, August 7th, 2009

Tax creditNow that we have talked about just some of the tax incentives that are out there – it is now time to talk about the tax incentive that the government is offering up for making your house ‘green’.  Obama is one of those presidents that is very into being green and he is one president that is truly making a difference in the environment market.  Between this year and next year, there should be tax credits of about $1,500 for home buyer or home seller to make their home a little greener.

While those tax credits are not currently in practice, they are slowly but surely going into practice.  Another thing that I’ve noticed is that the states are taking it into their own hands as well, for example Georgia passed a tax bill that gives a $1,800 tax credit for first time home buyers that buy their homes between June 2009 and November 2009.

All of these tax incentives are a fantastic way for home owners to truly be able to afford the home of their dreams and really make sure that they are getting the very best deal!

Tax Incentives For Buying A Home: What They Are!

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

Tax incentivesLooking for a new home for the price that you want is a hard task.  However, it is not impossible and one of the main reasons is that there are a ton of different tax incentives going on right now.  The housing market is in deep trouble, with no one purchasing homes and so many homes going into foreclosure, it makes it extremely difficult for real estate agents to really make a living.  However, with all of the tax incentives that are being offered up now – home owners are more opt to purchase.

However, if you are a home buyer that is looking to purchase a new home, you need to know about all of the tax incentives out there so you can take advantage of them right?  The firs tone is going to be a tax break on select properties of about $8,000.  This is a tax incentive that you do not have to pay back to the government, which makes it that much better.

Another tax credit in the state of California is that the government is adding on – in addition to the $8,000 they are offering up another 5% tax credit to some home buyers, that means you can get a tax credit of about $18,000 – which is a lot of money!

Using SEO To Promote Your Website!

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

real-estate-marketing-northwest-mont-largeNow that we have talked about the internet leads, it is now time for us to touch base on using SEO to promote your website.  Now, many people simply have no idea what SEO is and therefore do not know how to use it.  SEO all has to do with search engines like google.  You want to make sure that your website has SEO content in it so it will get picked up by google so you can increase the number of visitors that have seen your website.

What is the very first thing that you do when you go onto google?  You type in a keyword for whatever you are looking for.  That is exactly what SEO is – it is all based around keywords and you truly do need to have the right keywords in your website in order for your google ranking to get up there.  One of the most important things about having a website is making sure that it is promoted correctly and that people can find it and that is what SEO can do for you.

Using SEO is a fantastic way to ensure that your visitors can find your website and that you are gaining a lot of attention via the internet search engines!