Where We Live 4 April 2018

Will a new washer increase the value of your home for tax purposes?

Q: How can you say, as you did in a recent newspaper article, that putting in a new washer and dryer is an expense that would increase your basis in a condo? Aren’t appliances simply replacements rather than upgrades? A: You raise an interesting question. Under certain situations a washer and dryer may be more […]

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22-room riverfront mansion in Fort Myers, Fla., valued at $4.7 million, set for auction

A splashy 10,000-square-foot mansion in Fort Myers, Fla., is ready to be auctioned to the highest bidder with no reserve, which means the best offer will be accepted regardless of the amount. The owners, who purchasedĀ theĀ estate in 2012, are ready to leave the area. Built in 2008 by Arthur Rutenberg Homes and overlooking the Caloosahatchee […]

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