Tax Deductions for Vacation Homes

You can rent out a vacation home for as many as 14 days per year without paying taxes on your rental income.

Tax Deductions for vacation homes vary greatly depending on how much you use the home and whether you rent it out. Effort: Med 2 hrs/wk (manage property) Saves: Med $488 (on $100,000 AGI)   A vacation home offers a break from the daily grind, but it can also offer a break from taxes. The IRS […]

Maintain Your Vacation Home

Home door with keyless entry lock

Plan to spend time and money to maintain your vacation home, no matter if you hire a property manager or local caretaker, or do the work yourself. Effort: Low 3-4 hours (emergency list) Investment: Low $100 (basic keyless entry) How you’ll maintain your vacation home might not be at the top of the list as you […]

FALL IS IN THE AIR!

fall landscape near sedona

Can you feel it? There is a coolness in the air in the evenings now and a breeze during the day that feels a bit different that summer breezes! I may be an eternal optimist, but when I see pumpkins in the store, Starbuck’s Pumpkin Ginger Late’s now available, it gets me in the mood […]

Your Guide to Outdoor Maintenance – If You Live In the Southwest

Keep your swimming pool safe and clean by monitoring the chemistry of the water often and keeping debris out of the pool.

 Proactive Outdoor Maintenance Will Help You Preserve the Value of Your Property. The unfailing sunshine that makes the Southwest the envy of the rest of the country also simplifies some routine outdoor maintenance tasks. There aren’t many leaf-filled gutters to be cleaned in most parts of the region, for example, and excessive humidity is rarely […]

Fall & Winter Seasonal Maintenance Guide

Prune trees and shrubs in the late fall so they won't grow too close to the house, causing moisture damage.

If you live in the Southwest, complete these repairs every Fall & Winter to prevent costly repairs. Certain home maintenance tasks should be completed each season to prevent structural damage, save energy, and keep all your home’s systems running properly. These maintenance tasks are most important for the Southwest in fall and winter. For a […]

Decorating a Contemporary Dining Room

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Building the Perfect Home Theatre Room

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