Reminder: Hurricane Prep Tax ‘Holiday’ Begins Friday

By | Homeowner Tips, Hurricane, Money Matters, Taxes

By Tom Urban and Jim Turner Many hurricane-related items are sales-tax free May 29-June 4, notably generators costing up to $750. Retailers hope the “holiday” will also reenergize their businesses. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Starting Friday, Florida shoppers who are slowly emerging from coronavirus stay-at-home orders can avoid paying sales taxes for one week as they… Continued

May 28, 2020

How Flood Insurance Works: 6 Questions Answered

By | Buying tips, Homeowner Tips, Hurricane, Insurance, Money Matters

What is flood insurance? Homeowners’ insurance doesn’t cover damage to a home caused by flooding; instead, a separate policy is needed to cover flood-related losses, defined as caused by water traveling along or under the ground. . ATLANTA – How does flood insurance work? Robert W. Klein, an expert from Georgia State University in Atlanta,… Continued

July 11, 2019

What home improvements yield highest returns

By | Home Improvement, Homeowner Tips, Money Matters, Selling tips

Remodeling for profit? Unlikely SARASOTA, Fla. – Dec. 12, 2017 – Home renovations as an investment for a future sale with hopes of recovering the improvement costs are a dicey prospect at best. Real estate agents and remodeling construction specialists caution against that assumption. “Hardly anything will offer a net profit,” says Barry Grooms, Realtor,… Continued

January 8, 2018