Each year around April, we can find ourselves becoming a little more tense at the thought of what is about to occur: tax time.
Instead of falling into the trap of procrastinating your taxes, however, it’s much more beneficial to face tax time head-on and do your research on your applicable deductions well in advance.
Your home is good for many things, but using your home to reduce your tax burden may be one benefit you haven’t thought of. Here are... Continue Reading Article »
Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died serving our country. This is a great time to honor our veterans and famous Americans by visiting the monuments in Washington, DC. Remember that Fidelis Property Group is a veteran owned real estate group dedicated to serving military families with their real estate needs and honors all the veterans over Memorial Day.
On Saturday, May 24, at 11 a.m, Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Rally visits the Navy Memorial and holds... Continue Reading Article »
Results from a Federal Reserve survey of senior bank loan officers indicated that lenders have held the line on prime lending standards and have raised standards for sub-prime and non-traditional home loans.
Survey respondents represented 74 U.S. banks and 23 foreign banks. Survey respondents also said that demand for mortgage loans was lower; this could be an unintentional result of tight credit standards for mortgage loans.
Analysts said that tight credit requirements and less demand for home loans could mean more trouble... Continue Reading Article »
The concept of 'staging' - or expertly setting up your furniture and home decor for the purpose of selling your home - has gotten more popular over the last several years. You can hire dedicated home stagers to come to your home and stage your existing decor - or even hire a company to lease you decor in order to make your home more appealing to buyers. With the latter, your own furniture either goes into storage, or simply goes... Continue Reading Article »
The National Cinco de Mayo Festival in Washington, DC is an annual celebration featuring live music and dance, children’s arts and crafts workshops, food, games and activities for the entire family. Although originally Mexican in origin, the Cinco de Mayo Festival has become a larger “Latin American Family Reunion” on the National Mall. The Festival is free and open to all. It will be held rain or shine on Sunday, May 4th from noon to 6 pm.
The annual festival is... Continue Reading Article »