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Will I Owe Taxes for the Sale of My Home?

Will I Owe Taxes for the Sale of My Home?

If you’re selling your primary residence, chances are you can avoid capital gains taxes entirely. The Section 121 Exclusion of the federal tax code specifies that the first $250,000 ($500,000

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7 Tips to Sell Your Home In LAS VEGAS Quickly!!!

7 Tips to Sell Your Home

Even in an improving market, selling your home is a stressful experience. There is a lot you can do to make it go smoothly. Here are some of the best ideas:

1. Start repairs

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National Inventory Tight, But Building Permits Rise – Las Vegas Homes

National Inventory Tight, But Building Permits Rise
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The number of homes available for sale in October dropped 1.8 percent to 2.13 million. This represents a short 5.0 month supply at the current sales pace. Compared

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What’s Your Home’s Price Tag Now?


As the housing market bounces back in many parts of the country, you may be wondering: What’s my home worth now?

There’s actually more than one answer, according to Scott Halliwell, a certified financial planner at USAA. He says

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4 Kitchen Renovation Ideas to Add Style and Function

The kitchen is the second most renovated room in American homes after the bathroom. Now, more than ever, it’s the heart of the American home. There are basic kitchen renovation ideas that appear on everyone’s list of wants—hanging lights are

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LAS VEGAS – What Do Buyers Pay in Closing Costs?

A real estate closing is the time when all the agreements between the buyer and the seller are finalized. Since most closings do not involve a cash purchase, the final mortgage agreement is also signed on this day.

Lenders will

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National Housing Market Trends – Las Vegas Real Estate

National Housing Market Trends
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Home sales are up, setting the highest pace since February 2007. In August, total existing home sales increased by 1.7 percent, setting a sales pace 12.2 percent higher than a year

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Don’t Make These Mistakes When Choosing a Home Improvement Contractor

Consumer complaints and lawsuits regarding home improvements are on the rise according to Ripoff Reports; a homeowner that does not do their homework before embarking on a project could find themselves with poor workmanship, inferior products, health and safety issues

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5 Ways to Keep Your Home Safe During Summer Vacation

Many homeowners spend their vacations worrying about all the things that could go wrong at home while they are away. These tips will help the vacationer get away from it all with more peace of mind.

Security Systems
A good

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Outfit Your Front Porch for Easy Summer Living

If you want to increase your home’s communal square footage without adding a room, the perfect answer could be right outside your front door. An existing porch is the ideal spot for entertaining or relaxing. Make it happen with strategic

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