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Is a 1031 Land Exchange Right for You?

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If you own an investment property and wish to sell, a 1031 tax-deferred exchange may be a good option. This wealth-building tool can help you sell one investment property and buy another while deferring taxes such as federal capital gains taxes, state capital gains taxes, depreciation recapture, and the newly implemented 3.8 percent Medicare Tax, all of which can significantly increase your purchasing power.

Introducing Our New VIP Preferred Buyer Program

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Choosing the right REALTOR® just got a lot easier! Introducing The Mountain Life Real Estate Team’s “VIP Preferred Buyer Program”, created to ensure a smooth buying process and the ultimate 5-star experience. Through the support of a dedicated team who are there every step of the way, home buyers can expect local expertise, a quicker closing, and post-closing advocacy not offered by most real estate companies.

Budget-Friendly Ways to Renovate Your Home

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When you hear the words “home renovation,” your immediate response might be to think “too expensive.” While it’s true that remodeling can cause the dollar signs to stack up, with a little planning, it is possible to renovate on a budget. So whether you’re looking to make your home more comfortable this summer or are planning to sell, check out these tips to revamp your space without breaking the bank.

Does an Adjustable Rate Mortgage Make Sense Right Now?

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If you’re looking to purchase a home and are afraid of rising interest rates, an Adjustable Rate Mortgage may be a great option for you. Your mortgage payments will be lower than a conventional loan and the rate will be locked in. And locking in your rate now in a year when the federal reserve is expected to raise interest rates several more times is an awesome feature!

10 Houseplants that Deter Bugs

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Temperatures are on the rise, leaves are filling in the sparseness of winter trees, and perennials are awakening from their slumber. Unfortunately, the onset of warmer temperatures also brings with it unwelcome guests into your home. Here are 10 houseplants that can help keep them at bay.

Homebuyer Financing No-No's

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So you’ve finally found “the perfect house” and put in an offer. Hopefully, prior to this, you were pre-qualified. From the time you become pre-qualified through closing, your financial situation is closely examined to determine your level of financial responsibility. That said, here are a few no-no’s to keep in mind.

Homebuying "Easter Eggs"

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Although Easter is one week away, let’s talk about Easter eggs of a different kind. Urban Dictionary defines “Easter eggs” as “A hidden item placed in a movie, television show, or otherwise visual media for close watchers.” In the context of real estate, Easter eggs would be something unexpected and a “great find”, possibly tipping the scales on the home you’re considering.

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