Jacob Delgado's Blog Posts

Tax Write Offs For Every Homeowner

Home isn’t only where the heart is, it’s also where tax deductions reside.Home values may still be depressed, but homeowners can rely on some sizeable tax breaks. “It really pays from a tax

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Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

This year, many parts of the country have enjoyed such a mild winter that even in the Northeast, spring weather seems like it’s just around the corner—if it hasn’t arrived already.Take

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Purchasing A Short Sale Property

When shopping for a home, you may notice that certain listings are labeled as short sales, short pays or pre-foreclosures. All of these terms mean the same thing: the seller is upside-down on his or

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3 Tips To Lower Your Property Taxes

Here's a big heads up about a chance to save big bucks! In many jurisdictions, this is the time of year that you can appeal the property tax assessment on your home. Home values have fallen in most

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Top 10 Tax Deductions For Landlords

No landlord would pay more than necessary for utilities or other operating expenses for a rental property. Yet millions of landlords pay more taxes on their rental income than they have to. Why?

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Tax Breaks For Homeowners

With the housing market improving in some regions of the country, many people are becoming new homeowners.If you're among the new property owners, congratulations. You've just taken another step up

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Top 5 Ways To Boost The Value Of Your Home

This is a great time to be selling a house—or buying one. With housing prices at recent highs (in some neighborhoods they’re exceeding pre-2008 valuations), it’s no wonder about 5.3 million

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February Home Maintence Tips

Monthly and seasonal maintenance not only helps to keep your home running smoothly they also help to protect your investments and avoid costly repairs. Below, you will find several tips and

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Buying Your First Rental Property

Buying an investment property is a big deal.  It is a huge asset for most individuals, and it requires work.  Many individuals actually view owning a rental property as being more similar

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Staging Tips For Selling Your Home

There are a number of tactics you can employ in an effort to sell your home quicker, but one of the top tricks is to stage the house.“When a seller decides to put their house on the

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10 Tips For Building A New Home

Building your own home can be exciting, but it can also be challenging. The following ten tips can help make sure it goes smoothly: 1. Get pre-qualified for a mortgage Whether building a new home or

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Tips For Buying A Foreclosed Home

A foreclosed house is a result of an individual or the previous owner of a particular house being closed to him and is unable or un-wanting to take his house back by releasing it after paying his

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Top 10 Real Estate Tax Write Offs

1. Mortgage InterestEven homeowners can write off mortgage interest, so this deduction is widely known and understood, but mortgage interest can add up to many thousands of dollars each year; not a

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Looking to diversify your investments and take advantage of the current dip in real estate prices? While by no means a passive investment, if you’re up to the challenge, residential rental

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January Home Maintenance Tips

Monthly and seasonal maintenance not only helps to keep your home running smoothly they also help to protect your investments and avoid costly repairs. Below, you will find several tips and

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Owning Vs Renting A Home

Buying a home in order to build equity is one of the main financial reasons prospective buyers jump into the market. At least that was a major factor prior to the financial crisis of 2008, when the.

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5 Real Estate Trends That Will Dominate 2016

This year may have marked the best for housing since 2007, but the market will likely get even rosier in 2016, according to a recent real estate forecast by realtor.com®. One of the main drivers

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8 Reasons To Buy During The Holiday Season

1. Less buyers looking, this means more leverage for you with sellers.2. Sellers price more aggressively, hoping to sell before the New Year.3. Mortgage rates are more competitive and aggressive.4.

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Why You Might Retire To A Tiny House By Choice

Last year, 66-year-old Lauren Knoblauch sold or donated nearly everything she owned, from her two-bedroom home on a suburban Seattle lake to her furniture and many of her clothes. She moved

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Fed Raising Interest Rates

The Federal Reserve hiked interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade on Wednesday, signaling faith that the U.S. economy had largely overcome the wounds of the 2007-2009 financial crisis.

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13 Tips For Selling Your Home

We’ve all heard about how “bad” the real estate market is. But what’s bad for sellers can be good for buyers, and these days, savvy buyers are out in spades trying to take advantage of the

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10 Real Estate Investment Tips For 2016

As 2015 comes to end, it’s that time again to look ahead to the new year.  When it comes to real estate investments, making good decisions can make the difference between profit and losing

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Top 10 Tips For Flipping A House

Buying, renovating and selling a house for profit, known as house flipping, is the latest buzzword in real estate. There is no magical formula to ensure success at flipping houses. However, there

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December Home Maintenance Projects

These projects that are ideally undertaken in or around December:1. Clean lint from clothes dryer vent, from the dryer drum to where the air is vented outdoors.2. Service clothes dryer, cook top or

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5 Tips For Beginner Real Estate Investors

If you’re just starting out with real estate investing, there’s a lot to know.You could feel overwhelmed with all the different articles out there trying to tell you what is most important, what

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10 Tips For New Real Estate Investors

Many investors today want to add real estate to their investment portfolios, but they don’t understand the complex nuances of real estate investing or how to begin the process. Real estate

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5 Reasons To Buy A Home In December

While the spring and summer months are the traditional peak periods for home buying and selling, that doesn’t mean you should automatically put off house-hunting over the winter months. According

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12 Tips For Safer Holiday Home Decorating

The year-end holidays can be a time for beautiful home decorations, but the Consumer Products Safety Commission warns of an increasing number of injuries from consumers stringing up festive lights

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10 Best Kept Secrets For Buying A Home

Buying Secret #10: Keep Your Money Where It Is It’s not wise to make any huge purchases or move your money around three to six months before buying a new home. You don’t want to take any big

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5 Steps To Flipping A House

While many people have very specific dreams of enjoying the bountiful profits that can be made from flipping houses very few people put too terribly much thought into the process or any formulas

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Why November Is The Best Month To Sell Your Home

Some owners hesitate to market their homes between Halloween and New Year's Day, believing the holiday season to be an off-peak time to sell. But the idea that houses don't sell in November and

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5 Home Fire Safety Tips

Unfortunately, reports of home fire incidents are a common occurrence during the winter season. A home fire can be devastating to households who may not only experience property damage, but also the

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Tips For Selling Your Home In The Winter

Just your luck — you have to sell your home in winter, the slowest and dreariest sales season of all.But cheer up. You can use staging, the reduced competition and some seasonal opportunities to

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Autumn Maintenance For Your Home

As the leaves change and the days get shorter, take the time this autumn to prepare for the oncoming cold weather. Ready the furnace for the months of work it will have ahead, and clean out the

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Real Estate Vs Stocks Which Is The Better Investment

Asking the questions, “Which is a better investment – real estate or stocks?” is like asking whether chocolate or vanilla is superior or if an Aston Martin is better than a Bentley. There

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Real Estate And Your Estate Plan How Does It Work

It’s a subject most people don’t like to talk, read, or even think about. But it’s a necessity to be dealt with: What happens to your home when you die?When you pass away or become

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Top 4 Tips For Working With A Real Estate Agent

Whether it’s buying real estate or selling property in San Antonio, real estate agents are the designated experts to assist and represent you so you get the best deal possible. However, unless you

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Are Your Taking Advantage Of Your Homestead Exemption

Are you aware that you can get a break on your primary residence property taxes in Bexar County? The following are a list of possible exemptions:GENERAL RESIDENCE HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION DISABLED

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What Is Loan Underwriting

First and foremost, you have to understand the nature of the transaction. A mortgage loan is a lien on a deed of a real property. A loan is measured on the likelihood that a borrower will repay and

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Understand Your Buying Power

Thinking of buying a home? As a potential home buyer, especially a first-time buyer, it's important to take a close look at your finances before you start shopping.It is 

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6 Tips To Win In Multiple Offers

If you're buying a home in San Antonio's current hot housing market with multiple offers, you're going to want to stay competitive.Your RE/MAX Pro Realty Group real estate agent can help you create

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8 Key Decisions To Start Your Home Search

There are 8 key decisions you should begin to make before you even start your home search. Ask yourself the right questions. This can quickly pinpoint what you want and can afford.1. What's

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3 Tips For Investing In The San Antonio Real Estate Market

With the current state of real estate investing, having a well-defined target market is more important than ever. No one can afford to target everyone. Investor/Flippers can effectively compete with

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12 Tips For Preparing Your Home For Sale

Staging is a globally recognized service that highlights the best features of your home and to make it standout above the competition to maximize the sales potential. Staged homes are

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