Tax-Free Income

Yes, that’s correct, there are some forms of income you receive that may be tax-free. Here is a list of ten common sources of tax-free income. Gifts. Gifts you receive are not taxable income to you. In fact, they are not subject to gift tax to the person giving the gift as long as the [...]

July 12th, 2017|

4 Tips to Landing Your Dream Home in a Seller’s Market

It's a tough time to buy a house. With high prices and low supply, homebuyers have to tackle the buying process differently than they would in a flat or down market. Here are some suggestions to landing your dream home in a seller's market. Be nimble, be flexible. Try to investigate new listings quickly – within hours [...]

June 21st, 2017|

Rent or Buy? It’s a Matter of Perspective

The rent or buy question is a common dilemma, whether you're asking as a homeowner, or for your business. For perspective, think of the big picture. In either case, you're paying for the exclusive use of an item over a set period of time. With that as a point of reference, the difference boils down to two [...]

November 14th, 2016|

Maximize Tax Breaks For Your Vacation Home

Are you making summer plans for visiting your vacation home? If so, do you have to schedule your stay around dates reserved by paying guests? When you use your vacation home personally and also rent it during the year, you may need to be aware of special tax rules. But there's a benefit to knowing [...]

May 23rd, 2016|

Real Estate Matters: Know the Tax Rules

Taxes are an important part of the decision to own real estate. Here's a brief overview of tax benefits you can realize while you own real property, as well as when you sell or otherwise dispose of the property. Current expenses. As a rental property owner, you can deduct current expenses to offset the tax [...]

April 25th, 2016|