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Will 2021 continue the Safe Harbor for forgiven debt?

https://www.nolo.com/legal-updates/mortgage-forgiveness-tax-break-extended-through-2020.html For homeowners who experienced the mixed blessing of completing a short sale in 2020, and had mortgage debt forgiven, the need not include the cancelled debt amount in the income for federal tax purposes. Please read the fine print in an article by Attorney Amy Loftsgordon entitled: Mortgage Forgiveness Tax Break Extended Through 2020….

201906.10
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Fast Talking Analysis of Competition in Flipping

Today’s lighthearted blog is really just a link to connect to another video blog: https://thenationalrealestatepost.com/flipper-using-uber-drivers-to-find-distressed-homes/ The NREP (National Real Estate Post) gives us a few national statistics to ponder on flipping and a novel new idea on how to preserve your market share. First, the percentage real estate transactions that end in sales to flippers…

201905.10
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Becoming a Real Estate Investor

In this era of HGTV, Flip or Flop, Flip This House, and my wife’s favorite – Fixer Upper . . . it is easy to under-estimate the challenges of being a first time real estate investor.     At its worst, what you are wagering is that you think you can successfully compete with more experienced property…

201610.24
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Virginia Voter Information!

This year’s (11-8-16!!) ballot has the potential to be a little more complex than usual.   In my city there is a referendum on Light Rail, a question on exempting widows of First Responders killed in the line of duty from real estate taxes, and a constitutional amendment on keeping Virginia a “Right to Work”…