The Allen Firm Knowledge Base

Our blog section that highlights some of our most asked questions.

Why staging a home so important

Why is home staging so important, you ask? Think about the last major event you attended. Possibly a wedding, an award ceremony, job interview or maybe just a hot date? I bet you remember what you wore,…

Insurance Tips : First Time Homeowners

Purchasing your first home can be both exciting and a bit stressful. Lenders, taxes, closing costs, inspections, and appraisals are all things buyers are considering when taking this step into, what may be, their biggest investment. Homeowners insurance is often...

To Sell or Stay: Understanding the Tax Implications

While channel surfing, you may have come across a show called, “Love It or List It.” This show is about couples that have to choose whether to buy a new house or upgrade their current home. Each couple has a reason for disliking their house: they need more space for...

TODD vs. The Gift

We are asked about this scenario often: “ My parent wants to transfer his/her home or land to me before something happens. Can we help them?”

FAQ About Wills

  What is a Will? Answer: A will is a document that indicates who will receive your property after your death. When you create a will you become a testator. A will allows you to talk beyond the grave about which family member gets what and appoint a guardian for...

The Importance of a Will

There are many reasons why people postpone writing a Will. Maybe it’s a reminder that one day we will no longer be here on this earth or maybe we are struggling with the fact that someone else will be the owner of all the stuff we have worked so hard for. Whatever the...