Real Estate Forecast

2017 Real Estate Year in Review and 2018 Real Estate Forecast from ALTRU Realty

2017 in Review Altru Realty Without a doubt a 2017 was a fantastic year for Altru Realty as we finished the year strong and accomplished many milestones. We successfully launched the new Altru Realty website ( and were able to position the company for expansion into additional states beyond our current offerings in Florida, Colorado and New York. Altru Realty’s…

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Tax Reform

The Tax Reform Bill and How it Affects Homeowners

Below are several of the last minute inclusions in the tax reform bill important to the real estate industry. ·        Capital gains exclusion. In a huge win for current and prospective homeowners, current law is left in place on the capital gains exclusion of $250,000 for an individual and $500,000 for married couples on the sale of a home. Both…

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Home Appraisal

What is an Appraisal Shortfall and How to Prevent them

What is an Appraisal Shortfall? Appraisal shortfall is simply a lower appraised value than the sale price of the home. Ideally they should match or the appraised value can be slightly higher. The buyer can only borrow from a lender based on the appraised value of the home.  If an appraisal shortfall occurs, someone needs to pay the shortfall.  The…

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