Homeowner Tax Deductions: Real Estate’s Ace in the Hole

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Sure, even the idea of homeownership is appealing for all of the traditional emotional and lifestyle reasons. Having proprietary control over your family’s center of operations is a goal for most Melbourne residents—just as most of us would consider it a necessary evil if professional obligations make frequent moves unavoidable. Travel may be broadening, but […]

Melbourne Homeowners Can Save via Today’s HELOC Option

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

  It’s hard to imagine anyone in Melbourne who hasn’t been hearing worried Wall Street commentators discussing the latest news. Starting with the worst January performance on record, even people without a lot of affected investments are aware of how ripples from that part of the finance world tend to reach almost everyone’s doorsteps. Melbourne […]

Something Worth Keeping in Mind: Listings Don’t Wilt!

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

It’s probably inevitable (and may have something to do with the way our brains are wired) that when most people start looking for a home in the area, they’re automatically drawn to the new Melbourne listings first. Let’s face it: all things being equal, who wouldn’t choose a new car over a used one? That’s […]

Mystery of The 184 Things Your Melbourne Real Estate Agent Does

Friday, January 29th, 2016

As its name clearly implies, The 184 Things a Real Estate Agent Does for You is an exhaustive list of the actions a Melbourne real estate agent is called upon to perform on behalf of a client. It is an authentic real estate Golden Oldie. Whenever someone wonders aloud what it is that Melbourne real […]

For Melbourne Moving Days, 5 Practical Planning Tips

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

  When a Melbourne home seller tallies the total financial impact of selling the old and then buying the new home, in addition to the closing and brokerage costs, the expense of the move has to be reckoned, too. It may seem like an afterthought, but especially for larger homes and families, it’s a cost […]

Melbourne Townhome, Condo Offerings Attract Downsizers

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

When a Melbourne couple begins thinking over the pros and cons of downsizing their family’s home base, one increasingly attractive possibility is a move into a Melbourne condominium or townhome (yes, they’re different—more on that later). Several factors combine to make that choice worth looking into. One is demographic: Melbourne homeowners approaching retirement age typically […]

Ultimate Rainy Day Home Décor Inspiration Generator

Sunday, January 17th, 2016

  Even if you don’t pride yourself on your artistic flair, you probably have developed fairly firm ideas about what makes some Melbourne homes come across better than others. Without even consciously thinking about it, you know as soon as you walk through a front door whether that immediate impression is strongly positive, just so-so, […]

Melbourne Homeowners Heads-up: El Niño is Happening!

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

With fall newly arrived, it’s a time of year when Melbourne homeowners can breathe a sigh of relief; relax and take it easy. With summer behind us, most gardens require less attention. The demands harsh winter weather will make are off in the distant future— or are they? This year it might be prudent for […]

Revisiting the ‘Pinch Me’ Moment for Melbourne Home Values

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Back at the beginning of 2012 there came a ‘pinch me, I must be dreaming’ moment. This was back in what seemed to be the Bad Old Days, when Melbourne homeowners who dared to check the latest in neighborhood home values were apt to spend a sleepless night as a result. Melbourne home values had […]

Melbourne Homeowners Easily Conquer Bad Home Habits

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Melbourne homeowners take note: Neglecting your filters! That was only one of many “bad home habits” blogger Annie Stevens admitted to in last week’s confessional outpouring on the Aussie web site Domain. “Bad home habits” may not be a phrase Melbourne homeowners are accustomed to thinking about, but it’s an idea worth mulling—especially if selling […]