Thoughts and choices If you are trying to decide to take standard tax deduction or itemize when filing your income tax return, you need to look at what gives you the highest return. Most people that make over $75,000 a year itemize their deductions, but with lower interest rates is this wise? For […]
If you have been shopping for Fairfax, Va real estate recently, you may notice prices are rising again, and competition for homes has started heating up. A “sellers market” may be where you find yourself as a buyer if you are looking at homes for sale in Northern Virginia.
As the market shifts from a buyer’s market, it’s good to know how to improve your chances to have the seller accept your offer. The secret to finding the best home at the best price is knowing how to present your offer in this changing market.
Do you know the pros and cons of having a home warranty? It’s common for sellers to offer home warranties on their properties, and buyers might find it an incentive. But a growing number of owners of Fairfax, VA real estate and Vienna, VA real estate are purchasing home warranties without even being in a real estate transaction. Some have seen that the home warranty service agreement can limit the unexpected expenses of repairs and replacements of the home you intend to live in for awhile.
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One of the greatest perks about owning your own home versus renting is all of the tax deductions. In fact, owners who itemize their taxes can deduct 100 percent of their mortgage interest and property taxes from their income tax returns. That means that if you’re in a 28% tax bracket, Uncle Sam effectively subsidizes […]
Fairfax VA – The majority of Fairfax short sales result in your owing nothing at the end. Yet some stubborn lenders will refuse to release you. Instead, they’ll follow their company’s strict policies to the letter. If you find yourself in this kind of situation, here’s what you can do: Short sell your property and […]
Anytime it comes to getting every dime you are entitled to from the IRS, I like to spread the word to everyone in the Fairfax VA real estate market, especially when it comes down to tactics that are completely legal, yet not very well known. I stumbled upon this well kep secret myself while interviewing […]