Tag Archives: Condo

Condo Condolences

Today TaxMama hears from Melissa in Florida with this problem. “I paid a deposit and rate lock fee on a pre-construction condo on the Miami River in Oct 04. Closing is due in June 2008. I really cannot afford to buy this condo and make monthly mortgage payments. What is best? If I do not […]

Paying For Losing

Today TaxMama hears from Gina in Canton, MI, who tells us, “12 years ago, we (8 couples) bought a condo for $280,000 at Atlantic City, NJ for investment (as a partnership). Five years after that, the price dropped to $120,000. But, last year the price bounced back to $240,000. So, our partnership decided to sell. […]

Condo Lease-A-Right

Today TaxMama hears from Marti in Los Angeles, who tells us. “I am getting married in September. I own a condo that has been my primary residence for five years. My fiance’ and I lived there together for two, but he is not on title. I have over $250,000 in equity so I would have […]

Convert and Flip

Today TaxMama hears from Paul in Florida, who says “I have a friend whose apartment community has been converted to a condominium. He and his wife are going to buy their unit, which has been their primary residence for over two years. They intend to resell the condo as quickly as possible after purchasing it […]

Pay What?!

Today Rod from SC has some money burning a hole in his pocket. “If you had $14,000 to pay some bills, which payment would provide the best tax advantage: Pay student your loans of $14,000; Pay car note of 14,000: Or put the total into your home mortgage of $60,000? Please explain your suggestion. My […]