Many taxpayers nowadays have home offices and often work from home. While it is relatively easy for self-employed individuals to qualify for the home office deduction, employees often have difficulties qualifying for it.In order to qualify for the deduction and lower your tax liability, taxpayers...
Imagine you are suddenly offered a job in another city, but don't want to sell your house or condo just yet. Should you rent it out for a while? The answer to this question depends not only on your feelings about becoming a landlord, but also on financial and tax considerations. First of all, ren...
Many people assume that as soon as they buy a house their taxes will decrease dramatically. This is not necessarily the case. What are the components that will reduce your taxes, ie. what can you itemize?1. Mortgage interest on a loan of up to $1m and a home equity loan of up to $100k2. Property ...
Traditionally real estate agents have always represented the seller in real estate transactions. By law the listing agent owes fiduciary duties to his client, the seller, and has to get the best price and terms for his client. This often comes at a price for the buyer, namely that the listing age...

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