The Baby Boomer generation is described as being born between 1946 and 1964 and they are a powerful generation of home buyers. Statistically, Baby Boomers account for 31 percent of the home buying population. They are a generation who were taught the value of working hard and they remember what life was like before the internet and doing just about everything from your cell phone.
If you became a homeowner in 2015, you have some nice tax deductions headed your way when you go to file your return. Though buying was probably a nerve-wracking experience, your taxes will reap the benefit of you taking the leap into homeownership. You should ask your accountant or tax advisor about all the deductions you are entitled to, because tax laws very and some are more advantageous to your bottom line than others.
Do you have a furry companion that means the world to you? If so, I have found a hidden gem that is worth a visit in Concord NH. Since moving here a little over a year ago, I tried the “big box” grooming salons and it just didn’t give my Goldendoodle, Killian, the special treatment that I believe he deserves. When asking around, a friend recommended A Furry Affair and I have been a loyal customer ever since. Not to mention, Killian loves getting pampered at his “Spaw Day”.
Just about everyone is looking for ways to live healthier these days. From diet, to exercise, to even how we clean our homes, there is desire among consumers to choose healthier, safer products and food for our families.
The weather has been unseasonably warm and it has made everyone think about spring. It feels closer than it usually does in February! Add to this the fact that the illustrious Groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, didn't see his shadow on February 2, and everyone is feeling very confident that spring is one step closer and with it there will be ideal weather conditions for viewing homes to buy.
Foreclosed properties can be a great way to buy a home at a low price but it’s not for everyone. Here are some things to consider:
Attending and buying a home through a foreclosure auction is best left to professionals - there can be a lot of risk.
According to Consumer Reports Magazine, ultra-soft and thick carpets have become more popular recently, and sales have grown to more than 10 percent of the market in the past five years. So in reaction to this trend, carpet makers have begun testing and recommending vacuums that can handle the needs of their super thick (often hard to clean) carpeting. (Examples of plush carpet include Caress by Shaw and Karastan by Mohawk.)