10 Tax Tips from the IRS for Individuals Selling Their Home

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If you’re like me, you try to avoid thinking about tax season as much as possible. “Tax Season”. Even the name makes me shudder. But if you’re selling your home, it’s important to keep in mind the tax impact the sale will have. Monthly, the IRS gives tips on how to best prepare for annual/quarterly taxes. Recently, they updated their …

Take a “Field Trip” in Wilmington! – Featured App

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New to Wilmington, visiting on vacation, or looking to discover new places in the area? Check out the new Field Trip App available for Apple and Android. Field Trip connects to a collection of already existing databases from the likes of Arcadia Publishing, Yesterland, Racked, Songkick, and The Worldwide Guide of Movie Locations to bring you museums, points of interest, …

How Do I Appeal My New Hanover County Property Tax Value?

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Have you received a letter from New Hanover County stating your annual property tax value? Do you disagree with the county’s valuation and think you’re paying too much? If so, you can formally challenge their decision, if you have a legal right to have your property’s value reduced. According to their website, you have a legal basis for a reduction …

How Do I Appeal My New Hanover County Property Tax Value?

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Have you received a letter from New Hanover County stating your annual property tax value? Do you disagree with the county’s valuation and think you’re paying too much? If so, you can formally challenge their decision, if you have a legal right to have your property’s value reduced. According to their website, you have a legal basis for a reduction …

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

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Traditional schools start next week. Meaning, it’s almost that time of year when temperatures start to cool, leaves change, plants die back, and the air is filled with pumpkin spice (okay, so that might just be the air around me…Mmmmm, Pumpkin Spice Lattes).  It also means it’s time to do some fall maintenance on your home to prepare for the …

The History of Homeowners Associations

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During the mid-1940s to 1950s, the installation of the Serviceman’s Readjustment Bill sprung the building of a large number of planned communities. These were houses that veterans could buy with low-interest loans provided by the government. Initially, these communities did not have home owners associations; however, they did have restrictive covenants that prohibited such things as laundry lines in the …

Is It Time to Replace Your Roof?

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The roof is probably one of the most dreaded repairs that home owners face. It can be an expensive and arduous project to undertake. But how do you know if you need a new roof? If you haven’t had any obvious leak issues, you can tell just by grabbing some binoculars and heading outside, or climbing up to your attic. …