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House Hunting in Winter

Before the spring market blooms, there is the much-overlooked, slower winter homebuying season. For the proactive buyer, these neglected months can offer some great, hidden deals. If you are considering jumping into the spring market, take a look now at some possible winter deals. The Advantages of Winter for Homebuyers: Less Competition – This is…
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3 Tax Tips for Real Estate Flippers

  Keep flips separate from long-term investment properties. Real estate flipping is a very different enterprise than long-term investing. Buy-and-hold landlords benefit from “passive” income rules for rents and favorable capital gains treatment. Flipping, on the other hand, is a short-term “active” pursuit similar to self-employment. Mixing the two endeavors together in the same entity…
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Spring Cleaning for Condos

This harsh winter was hard on all of us.  Unless you’re particularly lucky, it was probably tough on your condo building and budget, too.   Once the snow finally clears, here are some commonsense tips to rescue your building from this winter and spruce it up for the summer: Inspect the damage.  Have a few different…
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Can I legally build a roof deck?

Can I legally build a roof deck? With warmer weather (hopefully) in our near future, people are starting to ask me more questions about roof decks and how to legally build them.  In the city, they add great outdoor space.  More importantly, they can significantly increase your property value – if you build it legally.…
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