The Blog ofMichelle Walker-REALTOR

Homeowner Tax Mistakes

Don’t rouse the IRS or pay more taxes than necessary — know the score on each home tax deduction and credit.As you calculate your tax returns, be careful not to commit any of these nine...

Home Prices Up 25% Over Three Years

Home Prices Up 25% Over Three Years

Home prices rose in the fourth quarter of 2014, especially in Western markets. See how your region of the country fared.If you own a home, chances are good it's worth more now than when you bought...

Dealing with Financing

As the events of the last few years in the real estate industry show, people forget about the tremendous financial responsibility of purchasing a home at their peril. Here are a few tips for dealing...

Preparing to Sell

Selling your home doesn′t just mean hiring a realtor to stick a sign out front. There are a lot of preparations you should make to ensure you get the best offer possible in the shortest...

Relocating to the Big City

Moving from a small town or suburb to a large city can be an intimidating proposition. Here are a few tips to help make your move as painless as possible.Research before you move. It’s important to...

5 Tips for Buying a Home

Looking to buy a home? Here are five essential tips for making the process as smooth as possible.Get your finances in order.Start by getting a full picture of your credit. Obtain copies of your...