Category Archives: Tips

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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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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5 Homebuying Mistakes

I watch the homebuying shows, too.  They give you three options, and you select one.  In real-life homebuying, though, is it that easy?  Well, of course not.  It's a complicated process with many decisions to make along the way. When shopping, don't let the excitement of homebuying distract you from simple ways to make the…
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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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