A significant part of any move, relocation, addition of 2nd home, or estate plan involves taxes; income taxes & property taxes for starters. Hence, below is a primer how to not accidentally double your property tax bill, or conversely, overpay if not need be. Definitions: Principle residence: Plan to return after ‘short absences’. Assessor will … More Michigan Principal Residence Exemption
I try to take a curriculum most useful to my clientele. So what kind of classes do I take? To keep a license active, continuing education is a requirement, both for Michigan and Florida real estate brokers (and agents). Most folks may not realize but we may choose from many different ‘approved’ classes. Here is … More My Continuing Education, your benefit.
In 2012 I’d predicted a real once per generation buying opportunity. Now I have the spreadsheets from client deals to back it up. Further, take a peak at this: So, after you re-read the old article from 2012 here: Real Estate May Be The Buying Opportunity of the Decade Posted on November 14, 2012 Let … More Investing: then and now
Standard deduction – way up. Itemized deductions – far less valuable. Misc employee exps – gone. State/local & property taxes capped at $10k total. Planning point: move expenses to other places or eliminate them because they have less/no value. LLC’s, S-Corps, Partnerships enjoy new 20% deduction. Planning point: How you hold your property investments can … More New tax law – new strategies.
Isn’t everything done best via the MLS? Lets look. Meet & Discuss Further <|> Share Your Buy Wish List Loves `em: Often seller(s) who want a highly controlled, minimally invasive, & best outcome approach to the selling process… a “rifle style”. The agent/broker who wants to take the time, target the marketing, minimize interference without … More ‘Pocket Listings’ Who loves `em/ who hates `em & why?
Selling a house ? Its about 1 buyer, not ‘# of hits’, not ‘# of showings’. Meet & Discuss Further 35 yrs as a Realtor/ Broker, always as an independent, not a franchise. Why? Those ‘online dating’ sites make you wonder what you are getting. Wow, lots of lookers! Are they potential/ qualified buyers or … More Selling a house? vs. Online dating.
Short sale? – buyers beware!! Meet & Discuss Further <|> Share Your Wish List easy, quick, predictable, a sure possibility of condition of property or title history, etc. NOT In fact, here are some excerpts from a disclosure for buyers. I think it says it best: ‘…. If you will be frustrated beyond the savings … More ‘Short Sale’