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What to Know About the Capital Gains Tax When Selling Your HomeIf you're fortunate enough to make more than $250,000 on a home you bought and lived in, you might be liable for some tax when you sell it. But many people believe that it's actually a small price to pay.

However, the truth is that it's rare for a person to actually realize a quarter of a million dollars in true profit from a home sale; and couples are authorized double that amount, $500,000. Even if you are liable for payment on long-term capital gain of more than half a million dollars, the 20 percent top rate on the difference is probably worth it.

Defining the Capital Gains Tax

American citizens are subject to income tax on money they earn, both from employment and investment. Profit on investment is classified as a short (one year or

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Gain first-hand experience in Luxury Real Estate, team operation. Real Estate Salesperson License is preferred. Pay is commensurate with experience. 

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1. Administer team's calendar for licensed real estate agents; coordinate all showing requests, daily of team activities, meetings, reminders, and schedule appointments.
2. Operating as the main point of contact with sellers/clients for all scheduling matters.
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4. Maintain the team's rental property lease renewal database. 
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How to Stage a Home with Low CeilingsThere’s no one way to sell a home and oftentimes properties with unique features call for a specific type of marketing plan to ensure it sells for as much money as it’s worth. Homes with seemingly undesirable features, like low ceilings for instance, might put off buyers if they aren’t advertised in a way that shows off their amazing qualities. Let’s examine some ways to get around the issue of low ceilings so that your home can sell successfully.

Marketing 101

Partnering with a real estate agent is usually the best bet when it comes to selling homes with unusual features, as they have experience and resources in creating a successful sale. Whether they choose to use videos to market a home’s spacious interior or suggest decorating tips to open

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2017: A year worthy of dream properties. From a castle on the hill, to secluded country estates and private panoramic oceanfront villas...whatever your fantasy may be, our Leverage Partners have you covered with these decadent dream homes. 










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  Clayton & Clayton is proud to present the Bay Head & Mantoloking Mid-Year Market Report for 2017. We hope you find this Report informative and helpful. As market leaders, we continuously look for new ways to meet and exceed our clients’ expectations. We are a luxury real estate boutique firm, and it is our excellent marketing program, dedicated and knowledgeable staff, uncompromising integrity and New Jersey real estate sales experience that sets us apart. As a family-owned and operated firm, spanning four generations, rest assured that Clayton & Clayton has a vested interest in perpetuating the best service in the Bay Head & Mantoloking areas.   If you like a copy stop by our office in Bay Head at 512 Main Avenue or…
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 Represents the highest sale ever on the bay for vacant land in Mantoloking  New Jersey 

Recently subdivided, this lot is 412’ deep with over 316’ on the water. Offering endless opportunities to build your dream home. The south lot is over 29,000 sq ft. including 3 boat slips, a boat lift and the north lot which is equally impressive. It has over 33,000 sq ft. making these properties some of the largest bay front lots you will find along the shore.This rare and unique property is extremely special for those looking to build ever lasting memories for their families and generations to come. Mantoloking offers a prestigious Yacht Club for sailing, tennis and miles of white sandy beaches. Which is just steps away from this spectacular location.

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Signs of HVAC DisrepairSelling your home is an exciting and busy time. Whether your next home is across the street or across the country, it's a chance for a new beginning and another chapter in your life. But first you have to get your current home sold, so you want to make sure you're doing all the things buyers expect. If you have an HVAC system that's old or outdated, replacing it is something you may want to consider doing. Even if it seems to work well enough or doesn't seem to be having any huge problems, there are some signs you can look for that indicate replacing it is going to be a good idea.

Have Your Repair Bills Gone Up?

One of the biggest signs that it might be time to replace your HVAC system before you sell your home is the repair bills. Even if your

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Mediterranean-Style Waterfront Home in Mantoloking New Jersey, Clayton & Clayton Realtors from Shawn Clayton on Vimeo.

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171 Route 35, Mantoloking, New Jersey 

Custom Waterfront Estate in Mantoloking. This Mediterranean-Style home offers the best features and location at the Jersey Shore. Some of these amenities include 75 ft on the water with private dock and pool, a two story entryway with beautiful designed spiral staircase, first floor bedroom with office, two fireplaces, signature kitchen with top of the line stainless steel appliances with an open floor plan to the beautiful living room. The second floor features a master suite with balcony, two guest suites plus a third

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What to Do When a Home has Unpermitted RepairsHome renovations, additions and repairs often require permits to ensure that the construction or repairs are compliant with local building codes. Getting the work permitted can cost extra money for a variety of reasons. Because of the extra costs, some homeowners will choose to get work done without pulling a permit.

Unfortunately, unpermitted work can make selling the property more difficult when the time comes. Understanding the problems can help you decide how to proceed with the sale of your Belmar property.

Follow the Law

In almost all cases, unpermitted work must follow disclosure laws when the house is listed for sale. This information also needs to be properly disclosed in the listing to ensure that everyone who comes to see the

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How to Hire an Agent to Sell Your HomeWhen you choose a real estate agent to sell your home, you are entering into a relationship that will hopefully benefit both of you. In exchange for a modest commission, the agent should represent your financial and legal interests in a sale as well as work on your behalf to market your home and coordinate with the buyer.

Before you jump in and a hire a real estate agent, what should you do?

1. Interview Several Agents

According to a 2016 report by the National Association of Realtors, sixty-four percent of home sellers contacted only one agent before contracting with a agent to sell a property. Most sellers work with an agent recommended by a friend or one they have worked with in the past.

In order to find the best match, new sellers

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