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Do I have to pay capital gains when I sell my home?There are a lot of considerations to keep in mind when someone is selling a home. Buying and selling homes are often the biggest financial transactions a person will engage in throughout their life. When the buyer's offer is accepted and every line of the contract dated and signed, the seller should be aware of the implications of the sale, particularly any applicable tax implications. While most home sales are exempt from capital gains taxes, there are some situations that will trigger a tax. Understanding these before putting a home on the market can help avoid surprises after the fact.

What Is Capital Gains Tax?

Any large or valuable asset, such as an investment account, a vehicle or a home, can be considered a capital asset. If a person

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How to Stage a Home For a Successful Home SaleWhen selling a home, the majority of homeowners tend to stay in the dwelling at least until a solid offer is made from a sure-thing buyer. This means that the process of staging a home will differ somewhat from the process when the home is unoccupied. Here's what sellers should know to boost buyer interest through proper staging techniques for when potential buyers come in for home showings.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Spruce Up Exteriors

As the first impression potential buyers get, the exterior of the home should be as pristine as possible. Trees, hedges, lawns and plants must be well-maintained, as should the swimming pool or

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Which Eco-Friendly UPgrades Are Right For You?Energy efficiency is important for many modern homeowners. By installing eco-friendly appliances and fixtures, many homeowners are able to increase property values and reduce their utility bills. Here's what Avenel homeowners need to know to get started.

Low-Flow Fixtures

Many years ago, low-flow toilets got a bad reputation for not working properly. The first low-flow toilets to hit the market were ineffective because they often required two flushes to get the job done. Those days are over.

Modern low-flow fixtures are just as functional as traditional fixtures, but can reduce water usage by hundreds or thousands of gallons per month. Since many low-flow fixtures are relatively inexpensive to purchase and install, it doesn't take

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If your home tests above the limit for radon gas, here’s what you need to do.

There are many great New Jersey area homes for sale. Click here to perform a full home search,  or if you're thinking of selling your home, click here for a FREE Home Price Evaluation  so you know what buyers will pay for your home in today's market. You may also call me at (908) 912-4900  for a FREE home buying consultation to answer any of your real estate questions.   How does radon gas affect you as a homebuyer?

When you buy a home, one of the steps you must take is to order a home inspection. Part of that inspection should include testing for radon gas.

How does this test work? The home inspector simply sets a canister inside the home and lets it sit…
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If you’re thinking about refinancing your home, there are a few points I want to share with you today that you need to take into consideration.

There are many great New Jersey area homes for sale. Click here to perform a full home search,  or if you're thinking of selling your home, click here for a FREE Home Price Evaluation  so you know what buyers will pay for your home in today's market. You may also call me at (908) 912-4900  for a FREE home buying consultation to answer any of your real estate questions.       Should you consider refinancing your home?

Most of the time when people consider refinancing their home, they’re motivated purely by a decrease in the interest rate that they’re paying on their current loan versus…
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How much does buying a home really cost? I’ll go over all of the out-of-pocket expenses that you can expect during the transaction.

There are many great New Jersey area homes for sale. Click here to perform a full home search,  or if you're thinking of selling your home, click here for a FREE Home Price Evaluation  so you know what buyers will pay for your home in today's market. You may also call me at (908) 912-4900  for a FREE home buying consultation to answer any of your real estate questions.   What does it cost to buy a home?

Whether you're buying in the city of Piscataway or Edison, before you actually become the homeowner, there are several out-of-pocket expenses that you will have to pay.

First of all, when you make the…
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You'll learn how real estate commissions work—who pays what, how it gets split up, and why.

There are many great New Jersey area homes for sale. Click here to perform a full home search,  or if you're thinking of selling your home, click here for a FREE Home Price Evaluation  so you know what buyers will pay for your home in today's market. You may also call me at (908) 912-4900  for a FREE home buying consultation to answer any of your real estate questions.    

How do real estate commissions work, exactly?

When someone sells a home, in the Piscataway housing market or elsewhere, they'll offer a commission to the real estate agent who represents them, as well as the buyer's agent. These two parts make up the total commission

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Buying a home is a huge decision, and it’s the biggest purchase you’ll make during your lifetime. That’s why you absolutely need to have a buyer’s agent.

There are many great New Jersey area homes for sale. Click here to perform a full home search,  or if you're thinking of selling your home, click here for a FREE Home Price Evaluation  so you know what buyers will pay for your home in today's market. You may also call me at (908) 912-4900  for a FREE home buying consultation to answer any of your real estate questions.  

Do you need an agent when looking to buy a home? Of course you do!

Buying a home is a huge decision, and it’s more than likely the most expensive purchase you will make in your life. Whether you're buying a

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As a home seller, how should you handle early offers? You may be reluctant to act, but you might want to reconsider.

There are many great New Jersey area homes for sale. Click here to perform a full home search,  or if you're thinking of selling your home, click here for a FREE Home Price Evaluation  so you know what buyers will pay for your home in today's market. You may also call me at (908) 912-4900  for a FREE home buying consultation to answer any of your real estate questions.   If you’re selling a house, how should you handle early offers that come in?

It’s common for us to list a Piscataway house for sale and see a lot of activity in the first week on the market. We might even see multiple offers come in early, and we often…
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There are many great New Jersey area homes for sale. Click here to perform a full home search,  or if you're thinking of selling your home, click here for a FREE Home Price Evaluation  so you know what buyers will pay for your home in today's market. You may also call me at (908) 912-4900  for a FREE home buying consultation to answer any of your real estate questions.   When you’re looking at purchasing a property, whether it's in the city of Piscataway or Perth Amboy, it’s really important for you to look at the tax numbers. Even when your mortgage is paid in full, your taxes will never go away.   You are always going to have to pay property taxes on the home you own, and typically they are going to go up every year without
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