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What Should Buyers and Sellers Know About President Trump’s Tax Cuts?

Whatever happens with the upcoming tax cuts may have a short-term impact on our real estate market, but it won’t be the end of the world. Here’s why.

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How will President Trump’s new tax cuts affect our real estate market and you as a homebuyer or seller? 

Before I give my thoughts on that question, I want to thank you for coming out to our recent Thanksgiving pie giveaway. We had a great turnout and had a lot of fun giving away so many pies. As you know, we also held a gift card raffle at the giveaway, so today I’ll announce the winners of our grand prizes. 

Now, onto the news at hand. Nobody knows exactly what’s going to happen with these tax cuts, but there’s plenty of concern that the mortgage interest deduction is going away. 

If you’re buying real estate just for the mortgage interest deduction, you’re buying real estate for the wrong reason. People buy real estate for many reasons, and the deduction was a great benefit, but it’s not the end of the word if it goes away. People will still buy real estate. 

Don’t buy real estate for the tax deductions.

Many years ago, I was in a situation where I was fortunate enough to be able to pay off my home, and my financial planner told me not to pay off the home for the mortgage interest deduction because then I’d lose that deduction. I just went back and ran some quick numbers regarding what I saved with the deduction and having no mortgage, and I calculated that my savings were vastly greater by paying off the house instead of taking the mortgage interest deduction. 

I liken this situation to when the state of New York banned smoking in bars. Back then, it was common to wonder if a lot of bars and restaurants would go out of business. 10 years later, the bar and restaurant industry is thriving. Everyone survived. 

Change is sometimes hard, but change is generally good and positive. Whatever happens with the mortgage interest deduction may have a short-term impact on the market, but we’ll survive. 

Now for the winners of our pie giveaway raffle. There were many entries, but only a select few can now claim some of our fabulous prizes. Without further ado:

The winner of a $100 gift card to Black & Blue restaurant is...Charlene Campanelli!

The winner of a $100 gift card to Jacob & Anthony’s restaurant is...Addie Napolitano!

The winner of a $100 Amazon gift card is...Michael Appelgate!

The winner of a $50 gift card to Cheesecake Factory is...Michael Fensin!

The winner of a $50 gift card to Dave & Buster’s is...Michael Sheeran!

The winner of a $50 gift card to Lucky Strike Social is...Scott Renzi!

If you’re one of these lucky winners, congratulations, and thanks again for entering our competition. 

If you have any questions about how this proposed tax cut may affect your or you have any other real estate questions at all, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’d be glad to help you. 

In the meantime, have a wonderful rest of your holiday season!

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