Entries by Shane Denmark

Avoiding Mortgage Foreclosure

If you’ve recently found yourslef falling behind on your Florida Mortgage, HomeMarke would like to share these pre-foreclure tips and links that have been provided by the Attorney General.  Even though we are in business to sell homes, we encourage you to proect your investment if at all possible.  If you’ve exhausted all of the suggested alternatives […]

Golf Course Communities

Jacksonville FL and St. Augustine Florida have one of the highest concentrations of golf course homes and communities in the state of Florida. Here you can view community profiles for virtually every golf course home community in Northeast Florida, including Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra, Amelia Island, Orange Park, and Fleming Island. Each profile can […]

Tips for Investing a Tax Refund in Your Home

Thank you for visiting HomeSense by HomeMarke Real Estate Services of Jacksonville for ideas on how to use your tax refund.  We hope that you will find this article informative.  If buying a home is on your list and you are thinking of applying your refund towards a downpayment, good for you! We hope that you will consider using HomeMarke […]

Home Office Tax Deductions

Thank you for visiting HomeSense by HomeMarke Real Estate Services of Jacksonville for ideas on what tax deductions that you can and cannot take when you work from home.  We hope that you will find this article informative. [divider style=”dashed”] What You Can and Can’t Deduct When You Work From Home By: Donna Fuscaldo Published: January […]

Down Payment Gift

Thank you for visiting HomeSense by HomeMarke Real Estate Services of Jacksonville for information on using a cash gift as a down payment.  We hope that you will find this article informative.  If buying a home is on your list and you are thinking of applying your cash gift towards a downpayment, good for you! We […]

6 Home Deduction Traps and How to Avoid Them

Trap #1: Line 6 – real estate taxes Your monthly mortgage payment often includes money for a tax escrow, from which the lender pays your local real estate taxes. The money you send the bank may be more than what the bank pays for your taxes, says Julian Block, a tax attorney and author of […]

How to Claim Your 2011 Energy Tax Credits

By: Donna Fuscaldo Published: January 23, 2012 They’re not as much as they used to be, but there are still energy tax credits to be had for upgrades made in 2011. Other limits on IRS energy tax credits besides $500 max Credit only extends to 10% of the cost (not the 30% of yesteryear), so […]

Home Tax Deduction Mistakes

Don’t rouse the IRS or pay more taxes than necessary — know the score on each home tax deduction and credit. By: G. M. Filisko Published: January 5, 2012 Sin #1: Deducting the wrong year for property taxes You take a tax deduction for property taxes in the year you (or the holder of your […]

Understanding Your Credit Score

What Is A Credit Score? When lenders evaluate a loan application, a process called underwriting, they try to evaluate your ability and willingness to repay the loan. They judge the borrower’s ability to repay by reviewing the income and stability of past earnings. This practice helps the lender to determine if the borrower can afford […]