All Posts in Tag: home ownership

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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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New Year’s Resolutions?

Now that we are at the end of January, are you on track with your New Year’s Resolutions? Did you, like many others, decide that this year, for sure, you are going to purchase a home and stop renting? Oh, yeah. 😉 I know, I know. Fortunately, I have a link to get you started, compliments…

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It’s Official: It’s Now Cheaper to Own a Home Than to Rent It

Sometimes what happens in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas. This Wall Street Journal article out last week compiles information from Reis, Inc, a real estate research firm, a Deutsche Bank housing analyst, Zelman & Associates and brokers across the country. “Conditions are “overwhelming in the favor of buying now. It is unequivocal.” Locally, we are…

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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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