Thursday, March 9, 2017

TOP MISSED HOME TAX DEDUCTIONS


If you were a client of ours and are looking for a copy of your closing documents - Give us a call!  We have a copy on file. 

Top  missed home tax deductions.  You've got your W-2 forms, and it’s time to go through your finances to file taxes. This usually isn't a fun task, but there’s good news if you bought a home, moved for a job or paid a mortgage or property taxes last year! 

Check out the list below for the top  commonly overlooked deductions for homeowners: 

Moving expenses. To qualify to deduct moving expenses, you must meet a three-part test: closely related to the start of work, distance and time. First, you must have spent money on a move within one year of starting work in a new location. Next, your new work location must be at least 50 miles farther away from your old home than your old job was. And finally, you must work full-time for at least 39 weeks during your first year in that new job.

 Mortgage interest. Like most homeowners, a good chunk of your mortgage payment likely goes toward interest on your loan. The good news is all of this interest is deductible in a lot of cases! There are limits on this rule if you refinanced, have a loan for more than $1 million or own multiple properties.

 Property taxes. You can include all property taxes you paid, according to your 1098. If you bought your home in 2015, you can also count taxes you reimbursed the seller for—that amount will be on your settlement sheet. •Home office. If you work from home, you may be able to claim a deduction for your home office. In general, this deduction is based on how much you use a room in your home for business, like an extra bedroom or garage. There are some limitations based on how often you use that room, and how much of your business is conducted there.

 Home improvements for medical care. For people with disabilities, home improvements that are required by a doctor may be deductible. In a rented house (where other costs were not reduced by a landlord), these costs may be listed as medical expenses.   As always, your individual situation is just that- different from everyone else’s, and may not meet each requirement.

You should always check with an accountant or the IRS directly to be sure you qualify for these deductions.   

Give Leigh or Paul Garnett a call if you are making a move. 816-985-7285 or 816-985-7653. 
We are licensed in Both Kansas and Missouri with Realty Executives of Kansas City.  Five Offices Metro Wide to better serve the Metropolitan Area and Suburbs. 
If you were a client of ours and are looking for a copy of your closing documents - give us a call! We have a copy on file!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Smithville Lake Eagle Days 2016

Mark Your Calendar:
Eagle Days will be hosted on January 9-10, 2016 at the Paradise Pointe Golf Course Complex in Little Platte Park, Smithville, Missouri. Show times on Saturday are 9:30, 11:00, 12:30, and 2:00. Sunday show times are 11:00, 12:30, and 2:00. The viewing station location will be determined the day before the event.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

A Classic Design - but some think it is old fashioned and dated. I still love it ! What are your thoughts?

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Dove Season Opener Next Week

Dove Season Opener Next Week If you are an avid hunter - which many people are here in the Kansas City Northland -
you are probably looking forward to this weekend and the beginning of the fall hunting season upon us.

Five Star Winner 5 Years running

Congratuations to Paul Garnett - He has once again received the Five Star Award for 2013. The Five Star Real Estate Agent Program is designed to identify and showcase real estate agents in a local market who score highest in overall satisfaction. This is the 5th year Paul has received the award. You can reach Paul at his office at 816-453-9100 or on his cell at 816-985-7285(PAUL).

Monday, March 19, 2012

Realty Executives Area Realtors , Paul R Garnett PC, 100 NW Englewood Road, Gladstone, MO 816-453-9100 ext.295


PaulR. Garnett, PC was recently announced as a 2012 Winner of the Five Star Professional Award Five Star Real Estate Agents scored highest in overall satisfaction The Five Star Real Estate Agent Program is designed to identify and showcase real estate agents in a local market who score highest in overall satisfaction. This is the 4th year Paul has received the award. You can reach Paul at his office at 816-453-9100 or on his cell at 816-985-7285(PAUL).

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Your Front Door


The front door of your house is one of the very first things that people see when they come to visit you. It is one of the most important aspects when it comes to your house's curb appeal, yet many people neglect decorating their front door or don't take the time to make it special.

Here are some tips for decorating your front door that will be sure to give people a good first impression about your home and to make your entrance warm and inviting.

One of the easiest ways to spruce up your front door on your house is to paint it. One of the most popular colors these days for front doors is red because it really packs a punch and can make your house look more interesting.

If you have a house that is painted or sided with neutral colors, painting your front door red is a great way to make a first impression.

If your house colors won't go with red, choose a color that compliments your house and paint your door that color instead. For the most part, dark colors like black, deep brown or red tend to make more of an impact and make your front door a greater visual element of your home.

To really add interest try painting the edge of the door a different color than the center or the panels of the door.

If you have a door with windows in it, you may want to consider replacing the windows with stained glass panels or gluing stained glass directly to them to create a glass mosaic. This is a wonderful way to class up your door while adding an artistic element to your home that helps to set it apart from others in your neighborhood.

Wreaths are one of the easiest ways to decorate your front door. One of the nice things about wreaths is that you can get them for any season and you can just change them out when the season changes.

Try using a wreath of colored leaves for fall, a wreath of red berries for winter and a living wreath with actual herbs or plants growing out of it for spring or summer.

All of these different styles of wreaths can either be purchased already made up or you can make them yourself and save money. Either way they are a wonderful way to add an interesting element to the entry of your home.

Another fun way to dress up your front door is to add a wall planter to it. These planters are flat on the back and are designed to hang against a wall. You can hang the planter directly on your door instead and fill it with beautiful flowers.

In the winter when it is too cold for flowers you can instead add elements like twigs with berries on them, evergreen branches or some other decorative element.

Make your house shine and stand out from the others on the block with lots more useful home & garden tips and decorating ideas. Find a huge selection of articles related to home and garden, family, arts and crafts, hobbies, and much more at http://www.add6.com

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