Archive for January, 2015

Use of Drones is Prohibited by FAA

Monday, January 26th, 2015

Use of drones (aka unmanned aerial vehicles) is becoming quite popular among Realtors who want to show off their clients’ homes and neighborhoods in a unique way…from the air. This is especially true for larger homes with acreage. However, as you might have seen from the recent drone incident at the White House yesterday, the […]

2014 Mortgage Debt Relief Act Extension

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Just before Christmas, President Obama signed a bill that extended the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act retroactively to cover mortgage debt cancelled in 2014. The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act (MFDRA) prevented homeowners, who went through a short sale in 2014, from being taxed on the amount of their home mortgage debt that had been […]

7 Top Tips For A Successful Home Sale

Friday, January 16th, 2015

As seen in the January 2015 issue of the Cascades Current newsletter Every seller wants their home to sell quickly AND at top dollar, however it’s not luck that makes that happen. Here are seven helpful tips to prepare your home for a successful sale. 1.     Disassociate Yourself With Your Home Say to yourself, I’m […]

9 Legal Tips Every Renter Should Know

Friday, January 16th, 2015

These tips were developed to help you understand your rights and obligations as a renter generally. Your rights and obligations are most often determined by the terms of your lease and laws that vary greatly among the states and provinces. Call a qualified attorney who can review the lease document BEFORE you sign it and […]


Friday, January 16th, 2015

Happy new year to all! I thought you’d be interested to see what the National Association of Realtors is seeing for the 2015 housing forecast.