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Gorgeous Gresham 1 level remodeled home! $334,999 RMLS#18057987

$334,999, 2136 SE Kelly Ave Gresham, OR 97080, RMLS#18057987

Highly sought after location in one of Gresham finest neighborhood! Rare 1 level home with open & bright floor plan. The large Living room features hardwood floors with a cozy fireplace with custom mantle for you to enjoy on chilly nights or just to set the mood. The dining area is spacious with French doors leading to your solid deck overlooking the generous sized back yard.  The backyard is a blank slate ready for your designs: custom firepit? Secret garden? You name it! Adjacent to the dining area is the GORGEOUS kitchen with new cabinets, quartz counters, beautiful & tasteful tile work, higher end appliances (included!), gas range, wood flooring, and useful and show stopping island! Good sized master suite with sparkling clean, bright bathroom with custom flooring. Newer carpet in the bedrooms, newer exterior and interior paint. Not to mention the jumbo family room. It’s so big you might be able to make a 4th bedroom and still have a family room! Check out the absolutely stunning light fixtures! See photos and virtual tour on my website. As usual, please call, email, or text with any questions or needs.

Five Star award recipient 2011-2018 honoring the top 7% of real estate professionals in Oregon.

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!!

Rachel Sheller, Principal Broker, Realtor, CRS, ABR, GRI, SRES, MASTERS CIRCLE, Earth Advantage Broker, Diversity Specialist-HOWNW, CSA-Certified Staging Agent, Oregon First, Realtors

Direct 503.380.9634, Email-    homesforyou@frontier.com

View this and ALL available Houses on the market on my website.

***I’M ALWAYS HAPPY TO HELP YOU AND YOUR REFERRALS***

 

Licensed in the State of Oregon

 

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On market 2-5-2018! $334,999, RMLS# 18057987

2136 SE Kelly Ave Gresham, OR 97080

Highly sought after location in one of Gresham finest neighborhood! Rare 1 level home with open & bright floor plan. The large Living room features hardwood floors with a cozy fireplace with custom mantle for you to enjoy on chilly nights or just to set the mood. The dining area is spacious with French doors leading to your solid deck overlooking the generous sized back yard.  The backyard is a blank slate ready for your designs: custom firepit? Secret garden? You name it! Adjacent to the dining area is the GORGEOUS kitchen with new cabinets, quartz counters, beautiful & tasteful tile work, higher end appliances (included!), gas range, wood flooring, and useful and show stopping island! Newer carpet in the bedrooms, newer exterior and interior paint. Not to mention the jumbo family room. It’s so big you might be able to make a 4th bedroom and still have a family room! Check out the absolutely stunning light fixtures! See photos and virtual tour on my website on Monday. Call me for more info!

Five Star award recipient 2011-2018 honoring the top 7% of real estate professionals in Oregon.

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!!

Rachel Sheller, Principal Broker, Realtor, CRS, ABR, GRI, SRES

MASTERS CIRCLE, Earth Advantage Broker, Diversity Specialist-HOWNW

CSA-Certified Staging Agent, Oregon First, Realtors

Direct 503.380.9634, Email-    homesforyou@frontier.com

View ALL available Houses on the market on my website.

Licensed in the State of Oregon

***I’M ALWAYS HAPPY TO HELP YOU AND YOUR REFERRALS***

 

New Real EstateTax Law – 5 Effects to Home ownership and 1 unchanged

Have you heard about the new tax laws? Congress’ recently passed tax reform, has five changes that might effect homeowners.

  1. Mortgage Interest Deduction

The mortgage interest tax deduction is touted as a way to make homeownership more affordable. It cuts the federal income tax that qualifying homeowners pay by reducing their taxable income by the amount of mortgage interest they pay. Beginning in 2018, the deduction is scaled back to interest on debt up to $750,000, instead of $1 million, for people who buy homes on or after Dec. 15, 2017.

  • Tax Law Through 2017: You may deduct the interest you pay on mortgage debt up to $1 million ($500,000 if married filing separately) on your primary home and a second home.
  • Tax Law Beginning in 2018: For homes bought before Dec. 15, 2017, no change. But for homes bought Dec. 15, 2017, or later, you may deduct the interest you pay on mortgage debt up to $750,000($375,000 if married filing separately).

 

2. Property Tax Deduction

The former tax law eased the pain of paying property taxes by allowing qualifying taxpayers to reduce their taxable income by the total amount of property taxes they paid. Beginning in 2018, the deduction is limited to a total of $10,000 for the cost of property taxes, and state and local income taxes or sales taxes.

  • Tax Law Through 2017: You may deduct the property taxes you pay on real estate you own.
  • Tax Law Beginning in 2018: You may deduct up to $10,000 ($5,000 if married filing separately) for a combination of property taxes and either state or local income taxes or sales taxes.home-167734__340

3. Home Equity Deduction

On top of the mortgage interest deduction, the former tax law added a deduction for interest paid on home equity debt “for reasons other than to buy, build, or substantially improve your home.” So, for example, if you borrowed from a home equity line of credit to pay tuition, the interest you paid was tax-deductible. Starting in 2018, the deduction is eliminated for interest paid on home equity debt.

  • Tax Law Through 2017: You may deduct interest on up to $100,000 of home equity debt ($50,000 if married filing separately).
  • Tax Law Beginning in 2018: Eliminates the deduction for interest on home equity debt.

4. Mortgage Interest Deduction For Second Homes

You may deduct interest on mortgage debt on your primary home and a second home. The new law keeps this part of the former tax law in place, although it reduces the amount of eligible mortgage debt, as seen in item No. 1 above.

  • Tax Law Through 2017: Deduct the interest you pay on mortgage debt up to $1 million ($500,000 if married filing separately) on your primary home and a second home.
  • Tax Law Beginning in 2018: Deduct the interest you pay on mortgage debt up to $750,000 ($375,000 if married filing separately) on your primary home and a second home.

 

5. Moving Expenses

Under the former tax law, you could deduct some moving expenses when you moved for a new job. You had to meet complex criteria involving distance and timing of the move. Beginning in 2018, only active-duty members of the armed forces will be allowed to deduct moving expenses.

  • Tax Law Through 2017: Deduct some moving expenses if you meet distance and time requirements.
  • Tax Law Beginning in 2018: Only active duty members of the armed forces may deduct moving expenses.

 

Capital Gains rule has NOT changed

Changing the capital gains rule was on the chopping block, but thankfully it has not changed. When you sell a house, the capital gain is the difference between the price you paid for it and the price you sold it for. This capital gain is treated as taxable income. If you owned the house long enough, you’re allowed to exclude up to $500,000 (for married couples) of this capital gain as income so you don’t have to pay federal income tax on it. (The exclusion is capped at $250,000 for taxpayers filing separately.)

  • You must have owned the home, and used it as your primary residence, during at least two of the five years before the date of sale. You cannot have used this exclusion in the two years before the sale of the home.

Would you like to know more? I’m not an accountant, but I can give guidance on home values, market conditions, buying, selling, and a couple great recommendations. For more information the new tax laws contact tour favorite CPA or call me and I’d be happy to refer you.

Five Star award recipient 2011-2018 honoring the top 7% of real estate professionals in Oregon.

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!!

Rachel Sheller, Principal Broker, Realtor, CRS, ABR, GRI, SRES, MASTERS CIRCLE, Earth Advantage Broker, Diversity Specialist-HOWNW, CSA-Certified Staging Agent

Oregon First, Realtors, Direct 503.380.9634, Email-   homesforyou@frontier.com

View ALL available Houses on the market on my website

Licensed in the State of Oregon

***I’M ALWAYS HAPPY TO HELP YOU AND YOUR REFERRALS***

Thanks you Lewis Holden for the original article sited here.

Lewis, Holden, and Holden Lewis Holden is a personal finance writer for NerdWallet. He previously covered mortgages and real estate at Bankrate. Read more twitterTwitteremailEmail. “Tax Plan Compromise: What Happens to Homeownership?”NerdWallet, 20 Dec. 2017,

 

CLIENT TESTIMONIAL FROM AMY!

Thank you Ken & Amy for the opportunity to once again be of service. Being called in to help your Parents is an honor i don’t take lightly. I really appreciate the fine testimonial. Thank you!

I have known Rachel for over 13 years, this is not the first time I have worked with her. Rachel is always very professional, attentive to detail and easy to work with… she never left any questions unanswered and always responded promptly. She works hard for her clients and deserves the highest praise.. I would highly recommend anyone seeking a truly professional realtor to connect with Rachel.

Thank you Rachel for your VERY hard work and dedication.. we truly appreciate it.

Amy Koppler

Five Star award recipient 2011- 2018 honoring the top 7% of real estate professionals in Oregon.

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!!

Rachel Sheller, Principal Broker, Realtor, CRS, ABR, GRI, SRES, Diversity Specialist, HOWNW, Earth Advantage Broker, MASTERS CIRCLE, CSA-Certified Staging Agent

Oregon First, Realtors

Direct 503.380.9634

Email-    homesforyou@frontier.com

View ALL available Houses on the market on my website

Licensed in the State of Oregon

***I’M ALWAYS HAPPY TO HELP YOU AND YOUR REFERRALS***

Client Review from Rachel P.

Thank you Rachel for taking the time to write this testimonial! i think your the best!

Rachel is nothing less than amazing. We sold our home during an emotionally difficult situation and she was immediately there to help and reassure us every step of the way. What seemed to start as a pretty cut and dry situation turned very difficult, she was patient with my weekly (probably more) melt downs, and she fought for our best interest. When dealing with people who were anything but professional she always stayed classy. I will definitely be calling Rachel the next time I need a realtor. Her years of experience and passion for people makes her the best around.

Five Star award recipient 2011- 2018 honoring the top 7% of real estate professionals in Oregon.

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!!

Rachel Sheller, Principal Broker, Realtor, CRS, ABR, GRI, SRES, Diversity Specialist, HOWNW, Earth Advantage Broker, MASTERS CIRCLE, CSA-Certified Staging Agent

Oregon First, Realtors

Direct 503.380.9634

Email-    homesforyou@frontier.com

View ALL available Houses on the market on my website

Licensed in the State of Oregon

***I’M ALWAYS HAPPY TO HELP YOU AND YOUR REFERRALS***

Fellas, this one’s for you!

man cave

Inside the Modern Man Cave

Modern man caves are more sophisticated than the man caves of yesterday. Consider these four points when designing a sanctuary for the man of the house.

A space with a purpose – Plan the space around the interests and hobbies of the primary person using it. Any room from the garage to basement to outdoor patio can be transformed into a man cave with the proper design and furnishings. Don’t be afraid to get creative.

Style and comfort – Man caves are no longer a storage unit for the broken furniture from your college dorm. Unify the space around a color pallet, style or theme for an inviting atmosphere. If the space is going to be used for entertaining, invest in plenty of comfortable seating.

Outfit with tech – Smart technology is becoming more popular in these spaces, so you can easily automate your lights, air flow and sound system. Don’t forget details such as streaming services or cable packages that you’ll need to host all of the big games. A refrigerator and microwave also help avoid the need to continually run to the main kitchen for refreshments.

Inviting for everyone – They’re still referred to as “man caves,” but posting a “no girls allowed” sign on the door is definitely faux pas. A modern man cave commonly doubles as a quiet retreat to relax solo, as well as a gathering spot for a group of friends.

 

Five Star award recipient 2011-2017 honoring the top 7% of real estate professionals in Oregon.

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!!

Rachel Sheller, Principal Broker, Realtor, CRS, ABR, GRI, SRES, MASTERS CIRCLE, Diversity Specialist, HOWNW, CSA-Certified Staging Agent, Oregon First, Realtors

Direct 503.380.9634, Email- homesforyou@frontier.com

See ALL available homes on my website!

Licensed in the State of Oregon

***I’M NEVER TOO BUSY FOR YOU AND YOUR REFERRALS***

Do it yourself, baby!

Here are 6 easy DIY projects that will boost the value of your home!

  1. Invest in your landscaping
  2. Upgrade your front door
  3. Illuminate with outdoor lighting
  4. Discover the magic of pressure washing
  5. create a beautiful, functional space with a fire pit
  6. Upgrade your homes technology

 

Five Star award recipient 2011-2017 honoring the top 7% of real estate professionals in Oregon.

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!!

Rachel Sheller, Principal Broker, Realtor, CRS, ABR, GRI, SRES, MASTERS CIRCLE, Diversity Specialist, HOWNW, CSA-Certified Staging Agent, Oregon First, Realtors

Direct 503.380.9634, Email- homesforyou@frontier.com

See ALL available homes at my website!

Licensed in the State of Oregon

***I’M NEVER TOO BUSY FOR YOU AND YOUR REFERRALS***