5 Tips for if You’re Considering Buying Commercial Real Estate

If you are ready to buy commercial real estate for your business, you likely have a lot of questions. Is purchasing commercial property the same as buying residential property? What are the differences? Does buying make more sense than leasing? How do you find the right property to meet your business needs? The following tips will help you get the process started. 1.   Leasing Versus Buying: Which Option Makes Read More

Are Workers’ Comp Benefits Ever Taxable?

In the vast majority of cases, workers’ compensation benefits are fully tax exempt, at the federal, state and local level. But this is not always the case where the workers' comp beneficiary is also receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. Workers’ comp programs, which are run at the state level, provide benefits to people who suffer from work-related disabilities, stemming either from Read More

4 Benefits of Asset Protection Planning

Asset protection planning keeps your assets safe from creditors, including those who get a judgment against you. While many people assume that “hiding” your assets from creditors is illegal, if you protect your assets properly, it is entirely legal and can be extremely beneficial. Asset protection planning requires a great deal of forethought and strategy. Getting started now, before you have threats from Read More

Buying a Home for the First Time? Here are 3 Tips to Get You Started

Buying your first house can be incredibly intimidating and overwhelming. You will likely have many resources for tips and information, including family and friends and an array of resources online. However, when it comes down to it, what is the most essential information to know? Read on to find out.     The price tag may not be what you actually pay. There is often a lot of room for negotiation when it Read More

Guest Post: Tax Tips to Help You for Your 2018 Taxes

I have always believed that asset protection goes beyond just legal planning and must include among others, accounting planning expertise to implement a truly protective and holistic plan. We have been so pleased to have met Larissa N. Scarangella CPA. Ms. Scarangella has the same philosophy and mindset when helping people and found her insights valuable. Here is some important information she has graciously shared Read More

How Does the SSA Calculate Cost of Living Increases?

This article originally appeared on ElderLawAnswers Next year, Social Security recipients will see a 2 percent raise in benefits, the largest increase in six years. For Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) recipients, the average monthly benefit will go up from $1,170 to $1,180, not including people who are blind, for whom the monthly rate is significantly higher. For Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Read More

4 Ways You Can Improve the Value of Your Business

If you are planning to sell your business or you are considering putting your business on the market, you want to present your enterprise as a profitable, money-making venture. The valuation process will determine how much your business is worth based on a variety of factors—from appraising your physical assets to projecting future cash flows. Therefore, getting a higher valuation will allow you to obtain a higher Read More

The 4 Benefits of a Home Inspection

Buying a new home can be both an exciting and scary process. Unfortunately, many people do not know what to look for in order to spot problem areas before they buy. That is one of the many reasons that buyers frequently use the services of professional home inspectors to look over the home. There are many advantages to obtaining a home inspection before you buy. A few of the main benefits are described below: Read More

Understanding the Property Tax Appeals Process in New Jersey

Property taxes vary by the assessed value of your property. The tax assessment is a specific percentage of the market value of your property. The market value of your real estate will vary from year to year, which is why your taxes will change as well. In addition, the percentage of tax (often referred to as the “tax ratio”) will vary by the municipality and may change annually as well. In fact, the State Department Read More

How to Maximize the Appraisal Value of Your Home

Increasing the appraisal value of your home can help you sell it for top dollar. The appraised value may not be in line with what you actually paid for the home because the appraiser’s job is to determine what the house would be worth based on the market as it stands today. You can make certain changes to maximize the appraisal value of your home, which can be helpful whether you are selling or trying to Read More