201606.03
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Dare To Own The Dream

Newsflash!    HUD (the Department of Housing and Urban Development) has declared June as National Home Ownership Month! Some believe the hype is a way of trying to generate better economic figures and arguments for the incumbent party to convince voters that the incumbent party deserves another four years in the White House. According to DS…

201605.25
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Essential and Non-Essential Insurance

Over a 36+ year career in the real estate conveyancing industry, I’ve had a chance to see insurance products that change lives for the better and some that absolutely disappoint. What got me thinking about this today was this “perk” for buying “Lost Pet Insurance”: “Found Pet Travel Assistance — Covers up to $500 to…

201604.15
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Creative Financing = Creative Tax Headaches

A client called today to have our lawfirm engage in a discussion with his CPA as to tax ramifications for “subject to” sales of homes.    For those of you who have never considered using “creative financing” to sell your home or buy a home, a “subject to” means the buyer takes over the seller’s mortgage…

201512.17
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Good News Comes Early This Year

Rather than the White Knuckle Ride of 2014, Congress and the President appear to be treating short selling home owners in 2015 to a White Christmas.  The black mark of debt forgiveness is being washed clean, at least for tax purposes.    For those successfully completing a short sale of their primary residence  in 2015…