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Saving On Capital Gains

Dear Phyllis, My parents moved out of state two years ago and converted their home to a rental. To avoid capital gains tax, my accountant thinks my parents should sell since it was their primary residence for at least 2 of the last 5 yea...

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Transferring Property Taxes

  Ask Phyllis is a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions.  Have a question about real estate?  Email us here Dear Phyllis, Next year my wife and I plan to downsize to a smaller home or condo. We are contemplating...

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Planning Ahead

Ask Phyllis is a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions.  Have a question about real estate?  Email us here Dear Phyllis, My siblings and I have been discussing moving our mother into senior apartments in the next year or...

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Contingent Upon Seller Finding A Home

Ask Phyllis is a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions.  Have a question about real estate?  Email us here Dear Phyllis, I made an offer and the seller countered that my purchasing their home is contingent upon the selle...

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Selling As Is

Ask Phyllis is a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions.  Have a question about real estate?  Email us here Dear Phyllis, I am moving my mother into an assisted living facility. Her home is 70 years old but most everything ...

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Contingent Offers

  Ask Phyllis is a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions.  Have a question about real estate?  Email us here Dear Phyllis, While interest rates remain low, we hope to buy a larger home. We have made a couple offe...

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Credits Versus Repairs

Ask Phyllis is a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions.  Have a question about real estate?  Email us here Dear Phyllis, We quickly sold our La Crescenta home with more than 10 offers. The buyers hired an inspector who n...

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Open House Thefts

Ask Phyllis is a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions.  Have a question about real estate?  Email us here Dear Phyllis, Three years ago, our home was on the market but because we listed a bit high it didn’t sell. Duri...

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Septic System Inspections

Ask Phyllis is a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions.  Have a question about real estate?  Email us here Dear Phyllis, I am planning on selling my La Canada home in the next year or two. I have lived in my 70 year old ...

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Renegotiating After The Sale

Ask Phyllis is a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions.  Have a question about real estate?  Email us here Dear Phyllis, I had six bids almost immediately after getting my home on the market. I accepted the highest which...

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