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By Kevin Meyer, Eastside and Greater Seattle Homes & Real Estate
(Kevin Meyer Group - John L Scott Real Estate)
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Just Sold! Stunning, Private Retreat with Puget Sound Views OverviewMapsFeaturesMarket Stats Sale Price $2,650,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms1.75 BathroomsInterior: 2,570 sqftLot: 1.92 acre(s)Year Built: 2011MLS #: 1740234 Location 5308 Gold Court SWSeattle, WA 98136 Description...

By Tate Ensign, Helping brokers keep more of what they earn.
(T.S. Ensign, CPA & Company, Inc.)
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We view the annual tax return as a summary of previously made efforts and decisions.  After you implement proactive tax planning strategies, instead of getting shocked with the balance due presented on your tax return, you have the opportunity to reflect on the changes you made to control how muc...

By Lisa Archdale, Leveling Up Your Seattle Real Estate Dreams
(Keller Williams North Seattle )
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There are so many things to do to prepare your home for sale. It seems like many of us make the decision to sell our property and then wonder, when prepping my home for sale, what should I focus on? My partner Ahmed and I have a team, at Keller Williams North Seattle, Seattle Level Up. We help se...

By Kevin Meyer, Eastside and Greater Seattle Homes & Real Estate
(Kevin Meyer Group - John L Scott Real Estate)
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Delightfully Updated Wilderness Rim Home OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesMarket Stats Pending Well Over List Price $579,000 Single Family Rambler Main Features 3 Bedrooms1.5 BathsInterior: 1,360 sqftLot: 9,600 sqftYear Built: 1978MLS #: 1751217 Location 43201 SE 176th StreetNorth Bend, WA 98045 Descri...

By Kevin Meyer, Eastside and Greater Seattle Homes & Real Estate
(Kevin Meyer Group - John L Scott Real Estate)
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Turnkey Home in the Heart of Issaquah List Price $335,000 2 Story Condominium Main Features 2 Bedrooms1.5 BathInterior: 1,015 sqftYear Built: 1986MLS #: 1744494 Location 290 Newport Way NWUnit A-5Issaquah, WA 98027 Description *Pending Over Ask Price* Updated, turnkey 2 bed, 1.5 bath townhome in...

By Tate Ensign, Helping brokers keep more of what they earn.
(T.S. Ensign, CPA & Company, Inc.)
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There are some lessons learned in life that ring true frequently enough that they may just become a cliché.  “Just because you can do something does not mean you should” qualifies as a cliché, especially when considered within the context of taxes.Here are a couple opportunities for you to step b...

By Tate Ensign, Helping brokers keep more of what they earn.
(T.S. Ensign, CPA & Company, Inc.)
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Primarily serving real estate professionals and construction industry business owners, I meet a lot of “Type A” personalities.  One thing they have in common is that they like to remain in control.  I appreciate their spirited ambitions and encourage them to regain control of the boxes on their t...

By Tate Ensign, Helping brokers keep more of what they earn.
(T.S. Ensign, CPA & Company, Inc.)
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How do you set yourself apart from the industry in extremely competitive markets?  Leaving a business card, creative cold marketing direct mail and social media advertising can help with name recognition; however, if your client base is like ours, referrals represent the single greatest source of...

By Tate Ensign, Helping brokers keep more of what they earn.
(T.S. Ensign, CPA & Company, Inc.)
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As a Gonzaga University alum (class of 2000), I find it quite fitting and timely to share a tax strategy we refer to as bracket management.  Yes, the NCAA tournament is approaching and my ten key cadence is a bit slower than normal due to having my fingers crossed that this year’s teams get the o...

By Kevin Meyer, Eastside and Greater Seattle Homes & Real Estate
(Kevin Meyer Group - John L Scott Real Estate)
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Secluded Country Craftsman on Acreage OverviewMapsFeaturesMarket Stats Sale Price $985,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2.25 BathroomsInterior: 1,900 sqftLot: 2.25 acre(s)Year Built: 1990MLS #: 1698297 Location 35830 SE 27th PlaceFall City, WA 98024 Description Amazing 2.25 level a...

By Tate Ensign, Helping brokers keep more of what they earn.
(T.S. Ensign, CPA & Company, Inc.)
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There will undoubtedly be a lot of people who owe a tax balance due when they prepare their 2020 tax return.  For some, it may be expected, but for others, it will not only be an unwelcomed surprise, it could be terrifying.  Due the pandemic environment, did they pull from retirement accounts, se...

By Tate Ensign, Helping brokers keep more of what they earn.
(T.S. Ensign, CPA & Company, Inc.)
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As a kid playing competitive soccer and scoring well in school, I often heard “cheaters never win.” Apparently, those parents, teachers and coaches did not have the same business law professor that I had who made it a point to remind us to be very careful with absolutes.  As I recall, sometimes, ...

By Tate Ensign, Helping brokers keep more of what they earn.
(T.S. Ensign, CPA & Company, Inc.)
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Are you taking or laying odds for new tax increases?  The incoming administration released hints of their policies during the campaign leading up to the November election and again announced part of their recovery and relief plans, tonight, one week before the inauguration.  The pandemic has led ...

By Tate Ensign, Helping brokers keep more of what they earn.
(T.S. Ensign, CPA & Company, Inc.)
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After supervising my children’s morning remote learning session, yesterday, we had the pleasure of delivering individual tax plans for two Seattle / Puget Sound business owners who could save over $100,000 each after implementing the strategies I included within their personal tax plans.  The str...

By Kevin Meyer, Eastside and Greater Seattle Homes & Real Estate
(Kevin Meyer Group - John L Scott Real Estate)
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Just Sold! Custom Modern Seattle Home OverviewMapsFeaturesMarket Stats $2,215,000 Custom Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms3.25 BathroomsInterior: 3,730 sqftLot: 4,409 sqftYear Built: 2018MLS #: 1664345 Location 1601 29th AvenueSeattle, WA 98122 Description Exquisite, custom built home ...

By Tate Ensign, Helping brokers keep more of what they earn.
(T.S. Ensign, CPA & Company, Inc.)
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As the calendar turns from the pandemic ridden year that shall not be named, it is common practice for people to make a list of resolutions and things they wish to accomplish during the next twelve months.  If you have endured a lingering tax problem, then there is no better time than now to addr...

By Lana Robbins Licensed Managing Broker/Owner, Licensed in Washington, Florida, and Hawai'i
(Aloha Kai Real Estate)
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Kirkland Washington Real Estate Market ReportToday there was buzz in the Seattle Times that Seattle housing prices are the second fastest rising housing market after Phoenix. According to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Index housing prices rose 11.7% from October 2019 to October 2020 i...

By Tate Ensign, Helping brokers keep more of what they earn.
(T.S. Ensign, CPA & Company, Inc.)
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“I had an appointment pop up.”  That’s the exact message I received at 11:23p.m. on Tuesday from a long-time customer and close friend of mine who has supported his family as a real estate professional for the last twenty years.  How many times have you had to send a message like that?  If you ha...

By Tate Ensign, Helping brokers keep more of what they earn.
(T.S. Ensign, CPA & Company, Inc.)
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Greater Seattle, WA: Make a list, check it twice to pay less tax!The hustle of the holiday season is a bit different this year, while enduring the virus pandemic; however, hope is that this will be the last year we need to struggle.  As we approach another year-end, I wanted to take a moment to s...

By J. Casey Losh, CEO
(Ewing and Clark)
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NWMLS Real Estate ReportYear over year, closed sales are up 23% and pending sales have increased nearly 8% which has caused real estate inventory to decrease to 43% and prices to increase to 13.8%.  While inventory is down 43%, it varies per county by quite a bit.  For example, King County invent...

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