New and Improved Energy Tax Credits for Homeowners

The president signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law on August 16, 2022. It contains some valuable tax credits for homeowners.  When it comes to taxes, nothing is better than a tax credit since it is a dollar-for-dollar reduction in the taxes you must pay (unlike...

Transferring Your Home to Your Adult Child

With today’s home prices and the crazy real estate market, it’s likely difficult for your children to buy a home. And it’s conceivable that you are ready to move on from your existing home. If this is true, consider the three options below. Option 1: Make an Outright...

Selling Your Appreciated Vacation Home? Consider the Taxes

The tax-code-defined vacation home rules come into play when you have both rental and personal use of a home. Thus, you can have tax-code-defined vacation homes in the city, in the suburbs, and in recreation areas. If you have no combined rental and personal use of...

Are Self-Directed IRAs for Real Estate a Good Idea?

The stock market is tanking while real estate continues to skyrocket. If your retirement savings have taken a hit, you may be wondering if this is the time to invest in real estate through your IRA, Roth IRA, or SEP-IRA. You can’t invest in real estate with a...

Tax Implications When Your Vacation Home Is a Rental Property

If you have a home that you both rent out and use personally, you have a tax code-defined vacation home. Under the tax code rules, that vacation home is either • a personal residence or• a rental property. The tax code classifies your vacation home as a rental...