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Sharon Evans & The TriangleExperts Team is here to provide you with superb Real Estate services in the Triangle Area of North Carolina. The Team assists over 300 families and individuals every year. Let our experience go to work for you. Buying or selling, we have you covered!

Buying A Home?

Use Quick Search or Map Search to browse an up-to-date list of ALL available properties in the Triangle Area, or use the Dream Home Finder form and we will conduct a personalized search for you. Our agents give top notch service, and have the knowledge and experience to get you the best deal in this tight market.

Selling A Home?

Nothing is more important than pricing your home correctly. Let us help you with a FREE Market Analysis. Sharon will use comparable sold listings and her extensive knowledge of this market to help you determine an accurate and up to the minute market value for your home. This combined with her Team's "Staged to Sell" program, which has been proven to sell homes faster, and for top market dollar, will give you the best exposure to get your home SOLD! Our Staging Team has years of experience and handle projects from the smallest updates to whole house renovations, all the while managing every detail for you.

 

Meet our Staging Team, Sara Forehand, Anne Crawford & Sarah Anthony.

Click here for Tips For Sellers on our Team page!

 

Need A Mover?

Moving.com is a great source of moving information and checklists. The TriangleExperts Team has recommended Johns' Moving in Raleigh, NC for years for their great customer service. 

Need a Mortgage?

Sharon and her Team have used Steve Satterwhite of Satterwhite Financial for over 15 years! Getting a pre-approval is essential in today's competitive Real Estate market, and Steve and his Team get high marks from the clients he has worked with in the past. Find them at: Satterwhitefinancial.com or call Steve direct:  919-630-7443.

 

What our clients have to say about us:

"We hired Sharon to represent us in buying a home in the middle of May. We had used her 2010 & happy to use retain her services this time. She ended up saving us THOUSANDS in negotiations. She is so cool/calm under immense pressure & definitely the person you want representing you. She is smart, and fast, and very well informed. Even after moving in she helped us find a painter etc- & we paid less for a better job than any of our other quotes. The biggest thing about Sharon is everyone knows her- all the other realtors, and you can tell they respect her, and I cannot tell you how much that showed throughout our process. We would definitely use her again and recommend her to friends or family."

-A Recent Client

"Sharon and her team allowed my husband and I to relax throughout the home selling process.  The team proactively came to us with questions and decisions that needed to be made and guided us every step of the way to get the home on the market.  Her staging team is phenomenal and the attention to detail puts her one step ahead of her competition.  We rested on a cruise ship and within 5 days Sharon had 14 showings of our home and it was sold before we returned.  Thanks Sharon!!"

-A Recent Client

Latest Realty News from NAR

Boom or Bust for Spring Homebuying?

Home prices reached an all-time high in most markets in 2018. Homeowners benefited greatly as a result, with their overall net wealth rising by a cool $1 trillion. A typical homeowner’s wealth is estimated to have reached $254,000 while that of a typical renter stood at only $5,000.  Looking ahead, home values are poised to advance further in 2019, albeit more modestly.  However, home sales slumped badly in the closing months of last year. Persistent sales declines are nearly always associated with dampening home prices and homes sitting on the market for a lengthier time.

Read the full article at Forbes >

State and Local Tax Deduction (SALT): The Impact by State

The state and local tax (SALT) deduction allows taxpayers to deduct state and local tax payments on their federal tax returns. The new tax law, called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, instituted a cap on the SALT deduction. Starting from the 2018 tax year, the maximum SALT deduction that taxpayers are able to claim is up to $10,000. In contrast, before the new tax law, there was no limit. This blog focuses on what the reduced deduction means for taxpayers, especially in high-tax states like California, New York and New Jersey. However, let’s first understand how the state and local tax deduction works.

What is the state and local tax deduction?

Taxpayers who itemize their deductions, and therefore don’t take the standard deduction, can deduct what they’ve paid in certain state and local taxes. The SALT deduction includes property, income and sales taxes. To be more specific, a taxpayer who itemizes can deduct property taxes but the taxpayer needs to choose between deducting income and sales taxes. Taxpayers of states with high income taxes typically opt to deduct their state and local income taxes while taxpayers of states with high sales taxes typically deduct their sales taxes. Generally, taxpayers deduct property and income taxes using the SALT deduction.

Nationwide, 30 percent of the taxpayers used the SALT deduction, while the average SALT deduction was $12,540 in the 2016 tax year.

How will the reduced SALT affect taxpayers by each state?

Starting with the 2018 tax year, taxpayers’ SALT deductions are limited to $10,000. However, especially in high-tax states, itemizing taxpayers typically pay an amount higher than this limit. Let’s take a closer look at where most taxpayers claim the SALT deduction and how much they deduct on average.

NAR calculated the percentage of taxpayers that used the SALT deduction and the average deduction for 50 states and DC. In the 2016 tax year, the states with the highest percentage of taxpayers using the SALT deduction are in the Northeast and West regions. The percentage claiming the deduction ranged from 17 percent in West Virginia to 46 percent in Maryland in 2016. In the meantime, the average deduction ranged from $5,130 in Alaska to $21,780 in New York.

For instance, more than 40 percent of the taxpayers claimed the SALT deduction in California, New York and New Jersey while the average deductions in these three states were all over $18,000.

SALT deduction by income level

While the SALT deduction is used across all income levels, the amount of SALT deductions by lower, middle, and upper income taxpayers provides insight into how those taxpayers benefit. Nationwide, almost 40 percent of taxpayers earning between $50,000 to $75,000 per year and more than 70 percent of taxpayers earning $100,000 to $200,000 per year used the SALT deduction. For income brackets above $200,000, almost all of those upper income taxpayers claimed the deduction.

When looking at the total amount deducted by income bracket, it is clear that the SALT deduction benefits taxpayers across all brackets. Specifically, taxpayers earning more than $100,000 deducted above $10,000 (the new limit) on average. These taxpayers represent 14 percent of all taxpayers nationwide.

For more detail information and to scroll across the various parts of the U.S., see below:

 

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919-271-3399

 
 
 
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