October 2018

Found 3 blog entries for October 2018.

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

334 Views, 0 Comments

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

200 Views, 0 Comments

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

198 Views, 0 Comments