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Tip of the Day with Tracey Stott Kelley
What is Depreciation?
Tracey shares a briefly discussion on What is Depreciation?
What is Residential-A?
Tracey describes what Residential-A means for Tax reasons.
Selling a Personal Residence vs a Second Home or an Investment Property.
Tracey explains the difference between a personal residence, a second home, or an investment property.
Seasoning of Funds.
Tracey shares a helpful tip on how to prove that your funds for a downpayment when ready to purchase, have been seasoned for 60-90 days.
Issues to be aware of with Owner-Builder Permits.
Tracey addresses the issues you may have if you get a permit under Owner-Builder Status.
Can a married couple claim two places of residency?
Tracey shares a perfect example on how to make this possible.
Filing for Home Exemption before Tax Year
Tracey tells you how to sign up for a home exemption so that you get the tax advantage as an owner occupant.
Have a file documents of Home Improvements
When you own a home, there are tax advantages for documenting the capital improvements when you sell. Tracey talks about a simple method that can make this easier even if you have owned a home for decades.
Selling on Oahu when your residence is on the mainland.
Tracey discusses when you are an out of state resident and you sell a property on Oahu, there are fees collected upfront for capital gain taxes.
Selling with a POA when you have a Trust.
Tracey touches on the fact that not all Trust allow POAs.
VA offers + non-allowables
Most offers we are seeing now do not have the seller paying the buyer non-allowable costs, which was quite prevalent years and years ago.
Paying Taxes on a Hawaii Rental Property
Tracey describes that taxes the Hawaii investment property owners must pay.
Owning a Home in the Name of a Trust
Tracey describes the need to have a bank account in the name of a trust to sell the home.
Exclusions when spouse has passed.
Tracey describes the amount of time you have after a spouse dies to still claim capital gains tax exclusion.
Association fees are not always charged in January.
A survey refers to the process of locating and measuring a property's boundary lines.
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