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12 Year-End Tax Tips Especially for 2017

12 Year-End Tax Tips Especially for 2017 Year end brings the craziness of holiday celebrations, the joy of family visits, the excitement of the coming new year, and looming quietly in the background… another approaching tax season. Are you a recent home buyer? Make sure you are well informed about the deductions and benefits available… Read More

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Homeowners, It’s Property Tax Time – Considering an Appeal?

Homeowners, It’s Property Tax Time – Considering an Appeal? I’ve never felt the need to appeal my property taxes but I’ve known quite a few folks who have, some successful, some not so much. For the most part it was the homeowners who discovered inaccuracies in the information specifically about the property, who prevailed. I’m… Read More

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Video: Choosing the Right Lender Makes All the Difference

Video: Choosing the Right Lender Makes All the Difference I’m not sure how many people realize how critical it is to choose the right mortgage lender when you’re buying a home. Unfortunately, by the time you find out you’ve made the wrong choice it’s usually too late. As a Realtor, I learned very quickly which… Read More

3 Lesser-Known Tax Breaks Homeowners Miss

Tis the season. Did you know most homeowners can write off all mortgage interest up to $1.1 million for primary and secondary residences, as well as property taxes? Credits for property taxes and other tax breaks are also offered to in 21 states and the District of Columbia. But mortgage interest and property taxes are… Read More

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Property Tax Primer: Is Your Assessment Correct?

By John Voket There are millions of articles out there on the best ways to prepare your home for sale. But what about preparing to stay, and dealing with a reassessment or revaluation that may be inaccurately boosting your local property taxes? For some answers, I turned to Vision Government Solutions, a supplier of land… Read More

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Buying a Home? Remember the Important Details – Video

A quick video with some very important tips on buying a home. From Seller’s Disclosures and Home Inspections to taxes and easements. A special note about here in Arizona: It’s fair to say that most properties are located within an HOA. Home Owners Associations can allow or restrict so many different things including the color… Read More

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Who’s gonna pay for that? Real Estate closing costs demystified.

It’s wise to be thinking about your closing costs long before you get involved in a Real Estate transaction. It’s part of your agent’s job to review the HUD1 (a complete accounting of all closing costs) and determine if everything is explained and charges are correct before you sign and close. Of course there are… Read More