Tax Tips Help Clients Deduct Remodeling Costs

Can homeowners deduct the cost of their kitchen remodel on their 2013 taxes? How about the interest on the home equity line they used to fund their bathroom upgrades? Answer those and other homeownership tax questions by posting to your website a free article, Your Top Homeownership Tax Questions Answered, from the REALTOR® Content Resource. […] read more


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Objects of Desire: Beautifully Individual Concrete Floors (6 photos)

If you have pets, kids or a clumsy housemate, chances are that durability is a top priority when it comes to choosing finishes in your home. And perhaps no flooring material is as durable as concrete. It is also sustainable and budget-friendly, works well with radiant heat and comes in an ever-expanding… read more
For Sale: ‘Money Pit’ Movie House — Fully Renovated!

Filed under: News, Buying, Celebrity Homes, Selling Courtesy of Rich Marchisotto of Sherwood Triart Photography via Zillow”There are formal gardens throughout the property,” says its listing agent. “You could be in the the south of France….” Universal/Getty ImagesShelley Long, left, and Tom Hanks in 1986’s “The Money Pit.” By Catherine Sherman It’s a memorable scene: Tom Hanks with a briefcase trudging through the wreckage of a home renovation that’s spiraling out of control. Rich and Christina Makowsky were also familiar with that Lattingtown, New York, home from the ‘86 comedy, “The Money Pit,” when they bought it in 2002 and spent their own money doing an extensive remodel. “They spent close to $10 million — $2 million on the landscaping alone — in the restoration and renovation of the home,” explained real estate agent Shawn Elliott, who listed the home at 199 Feeks Lane for $12.5 million today. “Every square inch of the home was redone by the current owners.” A grand, 1,300-foot-long driveway framed by 9-foot, white palatial gates greets prospective buyers. “You don’t even see the house for almost a quarter mile,” Elliott said. “There are formal gardens throughout the property. You could be in the the south of France or the Italian Riviera.” The sellers were initially attracted to the property’s size spanning 5.5 acres. “They have a large family and it has 8 bedrooms,” Elliott said. “My client also loves cars and there’s a 6-car garage.” The home also includes a hotel-style master bath — with a large dressing room and his-and-hers amenities — a new pool house, all-white kitchen and eight fireplaces. “Lattingtown is considered the Gold Coast on the north shore of Long Island,” Elliott said. “It’s the area where ‘The Great Gatsby’ takes place.” The CEO of Time Warner Cable also resides on the home’s street — Feeks Lane — as well as other big names, according to Elliott. “I can’t tell you how many billionaires are in the area.” The New York Times first reported on the home before it hit the market, and the first prospective buyer will see the home this weekend. If the owners get their asking price, they should make enough to cover the cost of the renovations. “It will be the anti-money pit,” Elliott said.  Read | Permalink | Email this | Comments read more

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Keeping Cabinet Color on the Down Low (9 photos)

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