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    Published 16 February 2020 Not long ago, a Realtor I know had the opportunity to show a listing to a pair of prospective homebuyers who responded to an advertisement. At the conclusion of the showing, the broker inquired about the couple’s current housing situation and buying plans. The duo indicated that they were planning to

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    Published 9 February 2020 Editor’s note: This is the second part of a two-part series. Part one was published in last Monday’s issue of the Las Cruces Sun-News. In part one of this two-part series on the importance of planning ahead before selling a rental property, we explored the tax consequences associated with the purchase

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    Published 2 February 2020 Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series. Part two can be found in next Monday’s issue of the Las Cruces Sun-News. Owning a rental property has its advantages. A steady stream of income, the ability to write off expenses and depreciation, tax savings and the prospect of annual

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    Published 26 January 2020 It was in 2007 that the combined median sales price for new and existing free-standing, single-family Las Cruces-area homes reached its all-time high of $191,145. Then came the mortgage meltdown and recession from which some real estate markets have yet to recover. It took more than a decade, until 2019 to

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    Published 19 January 2020 It all began following the collapse of the housing market. The same Congress that, over the years, systematically deregulated the financial industry to the point where underqualified buyers were allowed to purchase homes they couldn’t afford, spun a 180 and imposed new regulations designed to prevent similar occurrences in the future.

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    Published 12 January 2020 According to a Jan. 6 report from the Las Cruces Association of Realtors, 2019 was the second-best production year on record for Las Cruces-area home sales. Local Realtors sold a total of 2,154 new and existing homes, townhomes and condominiums during 2019, surpassing the 2,136 homes sold in 2005, which was

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