I left off last time talking about how important it is to “be prepared” with respect to having your credit in order prior to applying for home financing. Your credit score is so critical to your qualifying loan options and corresponding Annual Percentage Rate (APR) I feel compelled to briefly revisit the topic given the […]
Making social media work for you is a key parameter to getting people to your site. Being accessible to your potential clients is necessary in order to find out what they want and deliver on those promises. So, if social media isn’t already a core component of your marketing strategy, make it one. Joining Facebook, […]
A WordPress Website is a great choice for content management software (CMS) in today’s competitive business environment. Sonora DesignWorks in Newburyport works with companies to design websites and utilizes the WordPress platform to create the optimal website solutions for their clients. In fact, Newburyport.com, the website you are currently visiting, uses WordPress and was designed […]
Market Update – When Should You Put Your House on the Market? Are you waiting for the Spring market because you’ve heard that is the best time to list your property? Some will say list your house, “just after the Super Bowl, or as soon as the snow starts to melt.” Timing of when to put […]
While unfortunately death is unavoidable, probate is not. Put in the time upfront to avoid unnecessary cost, time and stress. Our firm is fully equipped to handle the probate process for our clients in MA and NH, but our focus is helping them to avoid probate altogether. We do this by evaluating each situation and putting the right estate planning […]
Protect yourself, your family, and close friends against common tax scams. Take the time to understand key facts that can help you know if you are being legitimately contacted by the IRS, or if you are being approached as part of a common tax scam. Please read the links below and if you have any […]
Divorce may seem like a modern issue. That is, it sometimes seems like one of those problems with society that’s far worse now than it used to be. Perhaps that’s because it’s the type of thing that nobody seems to discuss until it’s happening to them, especially not in a tight community like Newburyport. Or […]
You’ve probably heard how important it is to establish and maintain an emergency fund. Unfortunately, most people don’t fully realize this until a money emergency is upon them. Are you financially prepared for a leaky roof? How about a broken-down car? If you lost your job, how long would you be able to support yourself […]
Be prepared! A truly great motto, not only for the Boy Scouts of America, but also for anyone embarking on today’s new mortgage process. Through my own quest for Eagle Scout, the many rigors of the high school and college years, and on to gainful employment, marriage and raising a family, “being prepared” has always […]
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What are S Corporation advantages and disadvantages? Frequently, this question arises whenever a client is just starting a business, or has been operating as a sole proprietor and may be wondering about the tax advantages of incorporating as an S Corporation. Also, many clients assume it will be too costly or time-consuming to incorporate—but neither is […]
Have you outgrown your home but don’t want to move? Building an addition may be the right choice for you, especially if you love your neighborhood. Building a home addition not only adds to the value of your home, it will make it more desirable to buyers when you are willing to give up your 01950 zip code. […]
The Newburyport real estate market remains strong, but prices adjust with increased Newburyport housing inventory for the summer months, and Fall is starting to look the same. The area saw premium pricing during the Winter months due to the low inventory but the Spring and Summer markets have provided buyers with many more options.