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If you have been living in L.A for some time, you must be aware of the historic Century Plaza hotel building. It has been a landmark of the city for a long time now. Century Plaza hotel was a 19-story luxury hotel that was easily recognizable because of its sweeping crescent design. The hotel was closed in 2016 for reconstruction. This historic hotel is now a centerpiece of a major renovation that has taken place in the neighborhood called Century City. If you are looking for high-rise luxury living, you have a chance by buying one of the condos in the renovated structure. Century Plaza includes not just the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel Residences but also two 46 stories glass towers containing luxury condos.

Century Plaza CondosThe renovated structure provides opportunities

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San Francisco has a complete range of options when it comes to housing and you will find properties at both ends of the spectrum. Like the townhouse-style one bedroom TIC condo that recently came on the market in the Mission district. Located at 1384 Florida Street #B, it’s super cute and feels like a cottage, and is listed for  $799,000. Originally built in 1900 the unit is a standalone building that sits at the rear of the property. It’s main level consists of an open living/dining/kitchen area with a contemporary natural feeling. It has warm wood floors and double doors opening onto a garden with a charming brick patio. There is a spiral staircase that leads to an upstairs bedroom suite. It’s in a great location in the city near the Inner

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This Stunning Top Floor Loft has everything you would expect to find in a Luxury Highrise. Upon entering your eye will immediately be drawn to the sweeping southern views from the wall of windows in the Great Room. The Open Concept Floor Plan with over 1700 square feet of Gorgeous High-End finishes abound beginning with the European designed kitchen complete with granite countertops, contemporary cabinetry, & stainless steel appliances, elevated island with seating for 2 or more. Designer tile flooring and gleaming wood floors are found throughout this loft. Enjoy a luxurious Master Suite with a separate whirlpool tub and shower + a walk-in closet. The Terra Cotta Lofts has a professionally designed lobby, a community meeting room, a rooftop deck with

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Ready to sell your house? Here is a few staging tips to get your home prepared for the market. When listing a home that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions, you want to make sure it's presented in the best light. You wouldn't buy a $50,000 dollar car if it was filled from top to bottom in someone's personal content and trash. This is the same mindset you need to carry into selling your home that will be worth well over a $100,000.

1. SAY BYE TO CLUTTER

The best thing you can do for your home for sale is to get rid of all of your clutter! Make a rule for your home that for every new piece that comes in, one must go. One of the biggest factors to a cluttered home is too much furniture. Generally, in a professional staging, half the

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The real estate market is constantly changing, so of course DO YOUR RESEARCH! DO NOT jump the gun on this one! Unbiased advice from family and peers may be kind, but you are the only one who knows what your needs are when it comes to buying a home.
 

WHAT MADE YOU CONSIDER OWNING A HOME?

Forget finances for a minute and focus on what made you consider even buying a home in the first place!

·      Is your family expanding?

·      Does your family feel safe?

·      Is there a STELLAR school system in the area so your children can get the education they deserve?

·      How about that unbearable landlord?
 

WHICH WAY IS THE REAL ESTATE MARKET GOING?

DON’T SLEEP ON YOUR DECISION TOO LONG! Home prices are on the rise! Not only are they on

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If you have been considering purchasing a home, you may be curious to know if this is the right time in the market to make your move. The market is fast changing, with new laws coming into play, interest rates are constantly rising, and a whole slew of things buyers have to face when it comes time to picking the right house. What does that mean for you? Well, that there isn't a better time to buy than now. Let's break down the benefits of purchasing a home now, instead of waiting. 
 

1. INTEREST RATES ARE SOARING

If you haven't been keeping up with the real estate market, you might be missing out on the data around interest rates. They are going up, and they are going up fast. 5% may not seem like a lot, but can be the difference between

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Common Questions about Condo Fees and Taxes

Here are the two most commonly asked questions regarding condo fees and taxes.

  1.  Are condo fees tax deductible? No, although your mortgage interest and property taxes are deductible from your income taxes, the IRS does not allow you to deduct your condo fees. They view the fees as an assessment from a private company. However, if your condo is an investment property and is currently leased, you can deduct the condo fees.
  2. Are condo assessments tax deductible? No, major repairs or special assessments in addition to your monthly fees are not deductible. There is a small loophole though, these improvements can be depreciated over time via a depreciation schedule. As in the first question assessments can
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Welcome to INSIGNIA - Seattle's best-selling condominium community. North Tower, Northeast corner residence with open floor plan, modern design, chef's kitchen, and huge outdoor balcony. Unrivaled amenities including 24-hour concierge, 2-story fitness center, private theatre, indoor pool/spa, 7th Floor Urban Park, and the legendary 41st Floor Sky Retreat. Parking, storage and no rental cap!

583 Battery Street Unit 606n is listed courtesy of Walker + Associates Real Estate, LLC with Best Choice Realty

Call 206.494.0325 or email michael@highrises.com for more information

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2018 Texas Homestead Exemption

Tax season is in full effect and we hope you are taking advantage of all the exemptions possible. The homestead exemption can potentially lower the taxes owed on your property. Different tax entities have different exemptions so make sure to check with your local appraisal district.

4 STEPS TO APPLY FOR HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION

1. Download the application from your local appraisal districts website. Remember, you must have occupied the residence before January 1, 2018.

2. Complete the form and attach a copy of your driver’s license (The address on your driver’s license must match the address of the residence). Check with your local tax appraisal district office for more information and to ensure there are no

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Upgraded corner residence at 2Midtown! This spacious 2 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms residence features interior luxury upgrades including custom oak wood floors, custom wood interior & closet doors, upgraded washer & dryer and desirable live work zoning. Two Midtown is a full service building with valet, and concierge, pool, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Steam room and State-of-Art fitness center. Surrounded by arts & culture, you have the best shopping and dining experiences in Midtown, Wynwood & The Design District.

3451 Ne 1st Avenue M0301 is listed courtesy of The Alex and Joe Team with ONE Sotheby's International Real Estate

Call (305) 424-8775 for more information and availability

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