Taxes Archive

Deduct Energy-Efficiency Upgrades: Here Are Free Tax Tips to Add to Your Website

Can home owners deduct the cost of their energy-efficiency upgrades on their taxes? Answer that and other home ownership tax questions by posting to your website a free article, “Don’t Miss These Home Tax Deductions,” from the REALTOR® Content...
February 13, 2015

2014 Cost vs. Value: 5 Mid-Range Remodeling Projects That Offer the Biggest Returns

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Traditional Entry by West Palm Beach Paint & Wall Coverings D’Avco Painting Contractors Inc. Just replacing that front door may offer some of the biggest bang for a remodelers’ buck, according to the...
March 24, 2014

Tax Tips Help Clients Deduct Remodeling Costs

Can homeowners deduct the cost of their kitchen remodel on their 2013 taxes? How about the interest on the home equity line they used to fund their bathroom upgrades? Answer those and other homeownership tax questions by posting to...
January 24, 2014

Tax Credit for New Windows, Doors

Homeowners still have time this year to rack up a $200-$500 federal tax credit on new windows and doors, according to consumer website HouseLogic. The key is ensuring they install products that fit the Feds’ exacting standards. Lead the...
September 27, 2013

Weather-Stripping Cuts Energy Costs

Weatherstripping is an easy and cost-effective way for home owners to save money on energy costs and improve comfort by reducing drafts, reports the U.S. Department of Energy. And many home owners install it themselves. Show your clients how...
September 20, 2013

Start the Holiday Rush: Home Energy Tax Credits Expire Dec. 31

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Spread the word this holiday season to your clients: They only have a few more days left in the month to take advantage of tax credits for energy efficiency home improvements–so ’tis the...
December 12, 2011

Hurry and Make Those ‘Green’ Renovations, Tax Credit Expiring Soon

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Spread the word to your sellers and clients: Time is ticking to complete home renovation projects if they want to cash in on a tax deduction that expires at the end of the...
November 22, 2010

Are Pools Worth the Expense?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine On a hot summer day, who isn’t envious of the house with the inviting, backyard pool to jump in and cool off? But today’s cost conscious homebuyer may be leery of taking the...
August 30, 2010

HouseLogic: Tax Refund Investment Ideas

By Erica Christoffer, Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine Tomorrow is Tax Day. For procrastinators who are scrambling to meet the filing deadline — good luck. For those who have long since finished their taxes and are expecting a refund, now...