Ryan Guedel's Blog Posts

How to Prevent Bugs From Taking Over Your Home this Summer

Let’s try to get the ‘you swallow 8 spiders a year while you sleep’ number down to zero, shall we?For all the complaining about how much time we’re all spending indoors, you

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As Markets Change, Will We See a Wave of Reverse Mortgages?

Over the past three months, the stock market has been on a roller coaster. Investment portfolios have followed suit, which could be particularly concerning for those who are counting on those funds

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Is Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer?

Is Your A/C Ready for Summer?Summer is almost upon us, and that means it’s time to check your A/C system. It’s important to regularly check the system in order to prevent any breakdowns

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Lead-based Paint

Homes built prior to 1978 could have lead-based paint. Some mini-blinds may also contain lead. Lead may place children at risk of developing lead poisoning. Sellers of homes built prior to 1978

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What are bank owned homes (REOs & Foreclosures ) and should you invest in them?

A bank-owned home is a property that has been taken back by the lender. Bank owned homes typically start as foreclosures, but not all foreclosures end up as bank-owned property.The foreclosure

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Millennials continue to outpace older generations in homebuying

Millennials are moving more, spending more and buying moreContinuing a trend that stretches back to one year ago, Millennials are still dominating the homebuying landscape, taking on more

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10 Home Updates That Quickly Increase Value

If you live in an older home, or just bought a new one and want to make it yours, these 10 updates might be a great place to start. These updates will help increase your home value right away.Some

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How to Keep Your Washer and Dryer in Great Working Condition

You rely on your washer and dryer to keep your clothes looking good. Use this guide to make sure you're keeping up with the overall maintenance of your washer and dryer.You depend on your washer and

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5 Home Improvement Projects for Beginners

Don't be afraid to swing that hammer or dip that paintbrush. We have some easy tips to get you started on some DIY home projects. Get your tools ready!Home improvement projects don’t always

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What kind of impression does your home make from the street view?

Crank Up Your Curb AppealDon't let the neighbor's house steal all of the attention.If you haven’t thought about your home’s curb appeal, or if it’s been a while since you’ve

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Do you really understand what your policy covers?

     Do you really understand what your policy covers?Everyone should know what their home or auto policy covers. Sign up for a free policy review with one of Covered’s

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Using your VA Benefits

Using your VA Benefits to buy a new Home or RefinanceOne of the first options military members consider for a home purchase is their right to apply for a VA home loan. Most real estate agents

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Top Ten 1031 Exchange Misconceptions

Top Ten 1031 Exchange Misconceptions1.  LIKE-KIND MEANS I MUST EXCHANGE THE SAME TYPE OF PROPERTY, SUCH AS APARTMENT BUILDING FOR APARTMENT BUILDING. All real property is like-kind to

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How to Keep Cool Without Breaking the Bank

1. Thermostat 101·         An air conditioner set at 70°F costs twice as much to operate as one set at 78°F. It may seem counterintuitive, but

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Deferring Tax on Mixed Use Properties: Utilizing IRC Sections 1031 and 121

Deferring Tax on Mixed Use Properties: Utilizing IRC Sections 1031 and 121When it comes to issues related to capital gains taxes associated with the sale of real estate, there are two primary

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SALES SLIDE

SALES SLIDEExisting home sales plummet nearly 5% in March after four years of gains according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors.A shortage of inventory and rising costs is

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How to Survive Temporary Housing

                                Picture this. Your lease is up on your apartment, and you

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Important Tax Date throughout the year

Jan. 15, 2019: Your quarterly estimated tax deadline for Q4 2018 is due on this date. Not sure what to do? Read our guide to quarterly estimated taxes.Jan. 31, 2019: Today your form

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Here’s How to Maintain Your Water Heater

Here’s How to Maintain Your Water Heater Your water heater is an important appliance in your home, proper maintenance is the best way to keep your water heater running properly

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Tax Win: IRS Provides Clear Test on How 20% Deduction Applies to Rental Income, 1031 Exchanges

Tax Win: IRS Provides Clear Test on How 20% Deduction Applies to Rental Income, ExchangesThe Internal Revenue Service has issued final rules on the 20 percent business income deduction .

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