All Posts in Category: Homeownership

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2018 Tax Reform and Real Estate – What Does it Mean for Me?

Federal Tax Reform Tax reform in one year. It was hairy, but we pulled through. Now that it’s law, what did change and what stayed the same with regard to your home or real estate? What of tax reform and real estate? Exclusion of Gain on Sale of a Primary Residence You may or may…

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What is A Smart Home?

Over the last couple of years, I have slowly been getting into the idea of a smart home. Is a smart home in Idaho Falls the way to go? What is a smart home, anyway? Have you ever left the house and wondered if you left the garage door open and drove back home just to find it…

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2 Homeownership Tax Deductions Disappearing This Year

As Realtors, we are advocates for home ownership, by definition. It’s in our pledge: “To protect the individual right of real estate ownershipand to widen the opportunity to enjoy it” Many of us contribute personal funds (not tax-deductible) to fund grassroots campaigns designed to alert our membership and the public about issues in our nation…

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WHY HOME OWNERSHIP MATTERS!

A great reminder of the benefits of homeownership that we don’t always consider. From the National Association of REALTORS®.   TO PEOPLE… Home owners are happier and healthier and enjoy a greater feeling of control over their lives. Owning a home is one of the best ways to build long-term wealth. Historically, a home owner’s…

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Get the REAL Facts on Mortgage Interest Deductions in Idaho

Interesting reading from the Ada County Association of REALTORS®. Of the approximately 399,498 owner-occupied houses in Idaho in 2009, 278,102 or 70% had a mortgage.In 2008, 194,063 taxpayers in Idaho claimed a deduction for mortgage interest. The total amount deducted was $2,054,503,000. This means that the average taxpayer claiming the MID deducted $10,587 from taxable…

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