Real Estate

Breaking Down the Labyrinth of Tax Laws for New York Vacation Home Owners

Mishelle Farer, an avid user of Airbnb, in her apartment where she rents a room on Airbnb, in New York on Oct. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
Mishelle Farer, an avid user of Airbnb, in her apartment where she rents a room on Airbnb, in New York on Oct. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Room sharing, room renting, and vacation home rentals have become very popular, garnering significant attention recently.Leading websites such as HomeAway.com and VRBO.com each list over...

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Canada’s Housing Market Gains Strength as Mortgage Rates Stay Low

Canada’s housing market is akin to a snowball gaining in size as it rolls downhill pushed by ongoing low mortgage rates, but it’s not in red flag territory. The strengthening trend in the monthly indicators of housing starts, home sales, …... Read More


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