Category Archives: Real Estate

5 Tips for Sellers in a Strong Market

Five tips for sellers in a strong market Don’t let the seller’s market blind you.  Getting a good return on your investment may be easy, but why not try for even higher profits?  By taking a few extra steps, you can maximize the money in your pocket after the closing. 1. Use a local real…
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What are capital gains taxes?

When you buy a property and then sell it for more, you’ve realized a financial gain.  That’s income, and it’s taxable as part of your income tax.  Selling any kind of asset can trigger capital gains tax, but it often relates to real estate. Short-Term gains can be expensive. If you’ve owned the property for…
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Buying New Condos: The Hidden Costs

Wouldn’t you like something shiny and new?  Well, in South Boston and other neighborhoods, there’s great deal of new condominium construction ongoing.  That presents some great opportunities for new buyers – the ability to pick your own paint, floors, details, etc. – as well as warranties that you wouldn’t get outside new construction. Of course,…
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Evaluating a condo association when buying

When you purchase a condo, you’re also buying a stake in the larger condo building or complex.  More than anything else, your neighbors and the association will determine your happiness and return on investment. While home shopping, you’ve probably evaluated the closet space and checked out the bathrooms.  More importantly, though, have you audited the…
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