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I recently had coffee with a CPA friend of mine, Angie Ledbetter from Guest, Schutte, Cosper and Ledbetter in Flagstaff, AZand we were discussing the tax benefits of home ownership. Here are some of the points we covered: By paying mortgage interest it allows you to become an itemized deductor, r...
What's the difference between Title and Escrow? Not many people know about this--so here is some information to help clear it up. They are two separate parts of the real estate transaction. The first part, Title, is the research on the property--finding out that the Seller owns the property, ...
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I just got my first Kindle and am VERY excited!!! Any suggestions on neat tricks I should know about? I'm electronically challenged!=) Merry Christmas!!
Wishing everyone a safe and happy Holiday season!! Enjoy your family and friends!!! I discovered a very healthy but DELICIOUS dessert last night that I wanted to share in case you need one more simple idea for entertaining--grilled peaches! They are absolutely amazing and all you do is grill them...
Working in Flagstaff Real Estate, I have noticed there is a lot of confusion from buyers and sellers over what the title commitment is. I sat down and talked with Janel Miller from Stewart Title to help better explain that thick packet to clients. Here is a summary of what she shared: The Title C...
It's a great time to purchase or own a second home. Recently I was talking with CPA Angie Ledbetter from Guest, Shutte, Cosper and Ledbetter in Flagstaff, AZ about the tax benefits of owning and purhcasing a second home. Here were the points she shared with me: Tax Benefits for owning a secon...
Reflecting on the past year, we've had a lot of obstacles thrown in our way. I thought it was appropriate to focus on some good points and fun points and why I love my Flagstaff Lifestyle! Encouraging News: About 30% of people who bought their home, own their home free and clear! Plus low pri...
This is the list of Flagstaff Short Sales from the Northern Arizona Multiple Listing Service as of 12/21/10 over $400K. A Short Sale occurs when an owner owes more on the home than they can currently sell the home for so they are trying to work with the bank to sell the home short of the loan. If...
This is the list as of 12/21/10 of Flagstaff foreclosures from the Northern Arizona Multiple Listing Service of foreclosures above $400K. Foreclosures, also known as bank owned properties or REOs, are when the bank tries to sell a property because the owner has defaulted and left the property. If...