January 2011

Found 5 blog entries for January 2011.

Mortgage Interest Deduction Vital to Housing Market

By: Dona DeZube

Published: October 29, 2010

The home mortgage interest deduction saves the average home owner thousands of dollars at tax time, supports home values at the community level, and helps American home buyers get into their first house.

How the deduction worksJacksonville-Florida-home-loans

In general, any home owners who pay U.S. taxes and who itemize their taxes can deduct mortgage interest attributable to primary residence and second-home debt totaling $1 million, and interest paid on home equity debt of as much as $100,000.

Mortgage interest deduction threatened

In recent years, the mortgage interest deduction has come under attack. Among the suggestions for cutting it back to deal with the

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Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/finklez/3111114009/">Eran Finkle</a>Flickr photo by Eran Finkle

Last month I was asked if I would give a presentation on photography for Realtors with tips on how to photograph homes. I decided to look at the photographs in the MLS to get some ideas on where to start.

It did not take long to find a blurry partial dining room picture taken in a dimly lit, half-million-dollar home and a picture of a family room with part of a human body and an entire dog in it representing a $300,000 home.

A recent study by Redfin estimated that only 15 percent of listings are marketed with professional-quality photographs...

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Realtor Notebook

BY TERESA BOARDMAN, THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2011.

Inman News™

-If you or someone you know is looking to list there hjome, be

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513 Bay Hollow Ct., St. Johns 32259

This Florida Room is smashing... "get it"

St. Johns, FL - This Seller Owned home is opening its doors for a limited time this Saturday so that your buyers have an opportunity to see what a home in St. Johns County looks like without a huge CDD. Monster backyard, space on the side for a shallow boat, and a Florida Room that is simply awesome. Check out this home, this community, andsunroom_400 send your friends that need space for Fido. They will not be disappointed....

When: Saturday January 15th

From: 11:00 until 1:30 or last call

Why: Because its a sweet deal

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Tax Tips for Homeowners Looking Ahead to 2010 Returns

From energy tax credits to Ponte Vedra, FL vacation home deductions, check out these tax tips for homeowners looking ahead to 2010 returns.

Tax planning for Mandarin, FL homeowners should start well in advance of the April 15 filing deadline each year. If you delay until the last minute, it might be too late to maximize tax credits and tax deductions. These tax tips for homeowners looking ahead to 2010 returns explain some of the things you can do now that'll pay off later on yourwarren-buffett-cartoon_283 1040.


Take a day to formulate a tax plan for the year. Depending on your circumstances, you might want to take advantage of energy tax credits or max out your vacation home deductions. The "What's New in 2010"

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