TOP 11 REASONS you should sell during the Holidays

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1. People who look for a home during the Holidays are more serious buyers! 2. Serious buyers have fewer houses to choose from during the Holidays and less competition means more money for you! 3. Since the supply of listings will dramatically increase in January, there will be less demand for your particular home! Less… Continued

December 12, 2018

The Capital Gains Bypass Trust

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A Strategy to Sell Highly Appreciated Assets The potential for lifetime income, and still leave something to your heirs. By Alden B. Tueller, Esq., contributing author of Today’s Retirement The Dilemma: Steve Stewart is 62. His wife, Sandy, is 61. Almost 25 years ago, they bought their home for $350,000. They worked hard, made a… Continued

February 15, 2015

4 Renovation/Fixer-upper DO NOTS

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Not all improvement projects will boost your home’s value. Some may cost you when it’s time to sell. By Sarah Max, CNN/Money senior writer Before you spend a fortune fixing up your home, consider what future buyers are going to think about what you’ve done with the place. According to Remodeling Magazine’s cost vs. value… Continued

January 15, 2015

Prop 60 / 90 – Property Tax Info for Homeowners 55 or older

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Ordinarily, when the ownership of California real property changes, the property is reassessed at its current fair market value and the new owner pays property tax based on the reassessment. Proposition 60 created an exemption by providing that a taxpayer who is 55 years of age or older may transfer the Proposition 13 base year… Continued

January 3, 2015

Selling Your Home: Where to Begin?

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First Impressions Remember what first attracted you to your home when you bought it? What excited you about its most appealing features? Now that you’re selling your home, you’ll need to look at it as if you were buying it all over again. A spruced up home makes a great first impression on potential buyers…. Continued

December 11, 2014