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Calculating Your Capital Gains - 03/20/08 11:05 AM
Capital Gains tax is the difference between what you paid for your home and what you sold it for. However, these gains are not solely based on what you paid for the home, but on its adjusted cost basis. This is calculated as follows ( #'s are only for example):A. Purchase Price (The full sales price, not just your mortgage amount): $200,000B. Total Adjustments (combination of the following): $10,0001) Total cost of the purchase including transfer fees, attorney fees, inspections...does not include points you paid on your mortgage2) Total cost of your Sale including attorney fees, any real estate commissions paid, (0 comments)
Why You Should Work With A REALTOR® To Sell Your Home - 03/20/08 11:04 AM
Selling Real Estate is a complicated process, and a REALTOR® serves as a professional helping you handle all aspects of the selling process from determining a sales price, marketing the property, and negotiating a sale. Buying or Selling a home requires disclosure forms, inspection reports, mortgage and insurance documents and settlement statements. REALTORS® are knowledgeable experts and can help you prepare these documents to avoid delays or mistakes and take the stress out of selling your home. REALTORS® will provide information on comparable listings, pending sales and sold properties to help objectively determine a proper sales price based upon research, your (0 comments)
How to Prepare for HomeOwnership - 03/12/08 10:48 AM
Buying a home is one of the biggest decisions you may make in life. There are several things you should do to ensure you make the right and best investment. First of all you should get pre-qualified. This is where working with a Real Estate Professional can help take the stress out of buying a new home. A REALTOR® can help you go over your credit history and determine your buying power (how much home you can realistically afford) or recommend a local lender who can do a loan pre-qualification with you to let you know what price range you should (0 comments)
8 Reasons to Buy Your Retirement Home Now! - 03/08/08 01:02 PM
1: There is a large inventory on the market, so there are a lot of great homes to pick and choose from.2: It's a buyers market so sellers are more willing to negotiate with you on their price.3: Interest rates are still at historical lows! Today's 30 Yr Fixed Conforming is 6.5% with no points!4: You are buying a Lifestyle not just a home, so you shouldn't worry so much about how much the home will appreciate because you are not re-selling it.5: Prices won't be weak forever and if you are looking at Resort/Waterfront locations, those prices are guaranteed to (0 comments)
Have You Staged Your Home? - 03/07/08 07:49 AM
I must admit, I am an HGTV addict. Their shows have some great tips on how to get your home sold! Staging can make a huge difference in a buyer's first impression of your home, and it doesn't have to be expensive. One of the most important things to remember is that you are selling your home, not your "stuff." So declutter your home first and foremost. If you need to put things into storage for a little while, it could really pay off by helping your home sell faster. Another first impression killer can be too many crazy colors. Even (2 comments)
"Ignore The Headlines!" - 03/07/08 07:47 AM
Dan Kadlec has said it best in a recent Time Magazine article. Click the following link to read this exceptional article explaining why now, not waiting until later, is the time to buy!http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1713483,00.html?iid=chix-sphereOur media thrives on disaster, but it is time to look at the facts and stop listening to the media so you don't miss your entry into this market. Take into serious consideration what this article shares regarding the fact that even if a home's value drops another 10% compared to what it is today, by that time the rates will have increased to "stem inflation" and your mortgage (0 comments)
Unbeatable Soundfront Home! - 03/07/08 07:46 AM
Osprey Lane in Southern Shores, NC MLS# 54465 Asking Price $1,299,000This spectacular 4 bedroom, 4 full bath ranch style home offers over 3000 square feet of living area with a breathtaking sound view from nearly every room in the entire house! Located on an immaculate homesite with over 30,000 square feet, the front yard features beautiful landscaping and an inveisible fence. Enjoy the waterfront lifestyle with your own private boat dock and boat lift directly in front of this propery, which is deep water leading right into the sound. Or sit over the sound on your 100' pier and enjoy the (0 comments)
The Perfect Investment Property! - 03/07/08 07:43 AM
24204 Caribbean Court in Rodanthe, NCMLS# 54219 Asking Price Only $789,900!!!Located in the quaint town of Rodanthe, this spectacular 6 bedroom home, with 5 of these being masters, each with its own private full bathroom and 2 additional half baths, offers 3600 sq. ft. of exceptional design and comfort. This beautifully furnished home is a turn-key operation and ready to rent! 2007 rentals exceeded $40,000!!! Private Decks offer the multi level master suites breathtaking views of the ocean and sound...both within walking distance! Ceramic tile and Hardwood Floors compliment the hand-painted rainforest mural featured along the staircase to the living area (0 comments)
Incredible Deal in Southern Shores! - 03/07/08 07:36 AM
3 Foxwood CircleSouthern Shores, NC$259,000!!!Built in 2004, the 3 bedroom, 2 full bath 1450 square foot home is by far the best deal in Southern Shores. Designed for single story living, the first floor features a master bedroom and full bath, laundry area, kitchen with breakfastbar and island, dining and living areas with a gas fireplace and an enclosed sun porch. Upstairs are 2 more bedroomsand a full bath. The homeowner's association maintains the exterior of the house, all yard upkeep and the private road for MAINTENANCE FREE LIVING!! Perfect as a Primary, Second Home or Investment Property! Email Heather@WatersideVillages.com forcomplete (0 comments)
Great Buy in Kill Devil Hills - 03/07/08 07:32 AM
406 West Ocean Acres DriveKill Devil Hills, NC$269,900!!This 3 bedroom, 2 full bath 1270 square foot homeoffers the best of the Outer Banks. 1/2 miles fromthe Ocean and 1/2 miles from the Nags HeadWoods Parks and Walking Trails, you are in theheart of the Outer Banks and can enjoy it all! Thisis an ideal starter home as the first floor consists of a mother-in-law suite, which is the perfect rental,complete with its own private kitchen and full bath!For more information on this home, please email Heather@WatersideVillages.com for full listing details. (0 comments)
Buy The Outer Banks - 03/06/08 07:34 PM
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