Home equity loans are no longer tax-deductible, under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Read this Forbes article for more information. Source: Suburban Realtors Alliance and https://www.forbes.com/sites/nickclements/2017/12/28/borrowers-lose-home-equity-tax-deduction/#752dc3826cdf
A new Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac-approved down-payment program called “HomeFundMe” allows employers to help workers’ down payment on a home, similar to how companies contribute to a 401(k). CLICK HERE to read an overview from the National Association of Realtors. (source: NAR realtor magazine). Or Click HERE and go directly to the HomeFundMe website to learn more … More “HomeFundMe” – How Employers Can Now Add to Down Payments
Delaware County Council has contracted with Tyler Technologies Inc. to provide real property appraisal services for the County’s 2020 general reassessment. The reassessment, which was court ordered in March 2017, will be effective for the 2021 tax year. The project, which is being implemented through the county treasurer’s office, will utilize Tyler’s appraisal and street-imaging … More Data collection for Delaware County reassessment underway
The Tredyffrin/Easttown Board of School Directors last week unanimously adopted a 2018-2019 preliminary budget proposal that would increase taxes on the average home by $178 per year. The preliminary budget includes $147.2 million in expenditures, with a planned 2.42 percent increase in the property tax rate. School officials say the tax hike will help to … More Tredyffrin/Easttown school officials plan 2.4 percent tax hike
With the new tax law in effect, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) has released estimates on how home prices will trend in 2018 for each state. NAR considered the following four factors as driving forces of the housing market in 2018: Current housing market conditions and momentum New tax law impact Interest rate effect Employment … More Tax Reform Impact & Home Price Outlook for 2018
CLICK HERE to see projections from National Association of Realtors for home price growth across the country in the coming year. In Pennsylvania, we expect moderate increases of 2-3%, consistent with other areas in the Northeast. Source: In Which States Do REALTORS® Expect Highest Home Price Growth in the Next 12 Months?
The information below was provided courtesy of the Suburban West Realtors Alliance: County taxes in Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery will remain the same in 2018. Chester County – The Chester County commissioners have adopted the 2018 general budget, which contains $526.1 million in expenses and revenues. The budget maintains the county’s current real estate tax rate … More 2018 – No change in County Taxes in Chester, Delaware & Montgomery Counties
2017 was a busy and successful year at Sue Fitzgerald Fine Homes. Here is a re-cap of our listings and buyer-representations: 2017 Listings 256 Valley Ridge, Haverford Reserve QUIET LISTING! $1,450,000 (CLICK HERE for more information regarding this listing) 129 Graham Way, Berwyn QUIET Listing: SOLD for FULL LISTING PRICE $1,200,000 639 Olympia Hills Circle, Berwyn: … More 2017 – A Year in Review