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$120 For A Piece of Fruit? Capital Gains Changes Could Spark MORE Selling; Why You Can’t Catch An Uber

BIDDING WAR FOR AN APPLE This very short TikTok video went viral last week, as it well should have b/c it is both so illustrative and entertaining. I had to share it again just in case any readers have not seen it. The best line: “I’ll take it for $100 – I’m from California and […]Read More

Tax Implications From Refinancing; Cash Out ≠ Income

Borrowers are often far too worried about tax implications from refinancing – b/c they are usually negligible.  APPRAISALS & PROPERTY TAXES No matter how high someone’s appraisal comes in (over the original purchase price), it will not affect their property taxes. This is b/c appraisals performed for purposes of obtaining financing are for lenders only […]Read More

Capital Gains Taxes On Real Estate

CAPITAL GAINS 101 The IRS and many states collect capital gains taxes on the difference between what someone pays for an asset (their “basis”) vs what they sell it for. This tax applies to most assets such as stocks, cars, boats and of course real estate. EXCLUSION AMOUNTS The IRS allows property-sellers to ignore capital […]Read More