Monthly Archives February 2016

National Park Service Centennial

The National Park Service is celebrating its centennial in 2016 and is encouraging everyone to visit your park and join the celebration. We hope you can experience Glacier National Park this summer. The beautiful mountain landscapes and abundant wildlife make it a truly unique National Park. Come and experience the National Park Service centennial by visiting Glacier’s pristine forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains, and spectacular lakes. With over 700 miles of trails, Glacier is a hiker’s paradise for adventurous visitors seeking wilderness and solitude. Relive the days of old through historic chalets, lodges, transportation, and stories of Native Americans. Explore
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Home Sales in Whitefish City Limits: Kelley’s Market Trends

The median home price increased by 17.3 percent in 2014 and by another 11.3 percent in 2015 BY JIM KELLEY // FEB 3, 2016 The home sales in Whitefish City limits represented 8.3 percent of the overall Flathead residential market with 139 home sales. This is a 23.6 percent drop in the number of sales from 2014, following an 8.1 percent drop from 2013. One of the likely reasons for two straight years of decreasing numbers is that the median home price increased by 17.3 percent in 2014 and by another 11.3 percent in 2015 to $320,000, which is nearly equal
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Real Estate Mortgage Tax Tips from the IRS

Question: I have a mortgage for land that I intend to build a home on. Can I deduct the interest for the mortgage? Answer: You cannot deduct interest on land that you intend to build a home on, but some interest may be deductible when construction begins. You can treat a home under construction as a qualified home for a period of up to 24 months, but only if it becomes your qualified home at the time it is ready for occupancy. The 24-month period can start any time on or after the day construction begins. As a qualified home,
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