Tag Archives: Real estate

New Jersey Residents Look For Lower Tax Assessments

The Sfarras in Teaneck disputed the tax assessment on their home last year, which helped the value fall by almost 12%. This let them save almost a grand a year in property taxes. Dorthy Monooopli also did something similar, reducing the value on her home by 30k.

These are only a few of the people who are trying to get lower tax assessments due to the falling prices of real estate over the last few years. As the filing date for tax appeals gets closer, many people are trying to file the proper documents.

William Dressel, in charge of … Read more at 2011 Taxes.

The Cheapest Place to Live in the U.S. for 2011

The United States of America is large in size and rich in diversity, so finding the cheapest place to live in the US may be easier said than done.

Perhaps you are a person who has always dreamed of living in the beautiful country side far away from loud and teeming cities: think Montana.

Maybe your dream is to buy a large, beautiful house on the cheap: think Detroit. A recent count of houses for sale found quality properties as low as $37,000.

How do you find that locality in which you wish to reside? The Internet is your best … Read more at 2011 Taxes.

How To Use Your IRA To Buy Property In Central America

A growing number of North Americans are using funds from their IRA to purchase foreign real estate. While the process may appear convoluted at first, all it involves is a few steps taken in sequence. The steps have been followed by hundreds of investors purchasing real estate in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and Belize. The same process works for 401K investments, Roth IRA and other retirement plans.

The first thing you need to do is to set up what is called a “self-directed IRA”. You’ll typically need a new custodian to do this. So either search online for a self-directed … Read more at 2011 Taxes.