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Friday, March 29, 2019   /   by Dennis Isip

Will Your Current House Fit Your Needs in Retirement?

As more and more baby boomers enter retirement age, the question of whether or not to sell their homes and move will become a hot topic. In today’s housing market climate, with low available inventory in the starter and trade-up home categories, it makes sense to evaluate your home’s ability to adapt to your needs in retirement.

According to the National Association of Exclusive Buyers Agents (NAEBA), there are 7 factors that you should consider when choosing your retirement home.1

1. Affordability

“It may be easy enough to afford your home today but think long-term about your monthly costs. Account for property taxes, insurance, HOA fees, utilities – all the things that will be due whether or not you have a mortgage on the property.”

Would moving to a complex with homeowner association (HOA) fees actually be cheaper than having to hire all the contractors you would need to maintain your home, lawn, etc.? Would your taxes go down significantly ...

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Sunday, March 24, 2019   /   by Jody Lee

Hate Paying Capital Gains Tax?

Are you selling a property that is not your primary residence? Consider doing a 1031 exchange!
What did you do with the property you are selling? Did you rent it out, run your business out of it, lease it, or is it raw land? As long as it is not your primary residence, it may be a viable 1031 property. Do you plan to reinvest in real estate? Why not consider doing a 1031 Exchange and defer your capital gains taxes!


QUALIFIED INTERMEDIARY
There are very strict rules in completing a 1031 exchange, and the best way to make this happen is to first let your real estate agent know what you plan to do and get yourself a Qualified Intermediary.
One of the most important decisions you will make regarding your 1031 exchange is the choice of whom you will use as your Qualified Intermediary “QI”.  It is crucial to select a QI with professional credentials and extensive experience. They are a crucial part of the planning and assistance during your exchange. If and when ...

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Thursday, March 07, 2019   /   by Jo Skipper

Should You Sell Your House to Downsize in Retirement?

Should You Sell Your House to Downsize in Retirement?


Retirement can be an exciting time for many!  This is often a time of reducing unwanted stress or clutter in ones life.  Also, this is a time to reduce one’s financial liability.  Often, seniors look to downsize the space they currently occupy or shrink their monthly mortgage amount.  Is this the right move for you?


Your kids have long left the house and you are thinking that this is too much space for you.  Maybe it is health reasons and present or future mobility issues are forcing this issue to the forefront.  Is it time to put your home on the market? 


The first thing to consider is the amount of money you will save on your mortgage.  Many senior citizens and retirees are still paying a monthly mortgage.  This is usually a large amount that could greatly benefit the livelihood should someone not have to pay this anymore.  If you downsize your home you could ...

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Friday, February 22, 2019   /   by Dennis Isip

7 Factors to Consider When Choosing Your Retirement Dream Home

Are you ready to retire? The baby boomers continue to enter this stage of their life. The question is: do you sell or not? In today’s housing market climate, with low available inventory in the starter and trade-up home categories, it makes sense to evaluate your home’s ability to adapt to your needs in retirement.


According to the National Association of Exclusive Buyers Agents (NAEBA), there are 7 factors that you should consider when choosing your retirement home.



1. Affordability

“It may be easy enough to purchase your home today but think long-term about your monthly costs. Account for property taxes, insurance, HOA fees, utilities – all the things that will be due whether or not you have a mortgage on the property.”

Would moving to a complex with homeowner association fees actually be cheaper than having to hire all the contractors you would need to maintain your home, lawn, etc.? Would your taxes go down significantly if you reloca ...

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