Tag Archives: real estate

Guest view: An “opportunity” to eliminate federal capital gains tax?

Sounds too good to be true, right? Over the past nine months, I have received calls from a number of my clients asking about a new investment opportunity being pitched to them. Whether it was a downtown York restaurant or an apartment complex in Baltimore, a primary draw of these investment opportunities was the potential tax savings. Many of these clients I would label “sophisticated investors,” so they are all well aware of various investment and tax-deferral strategies, such as 1031 like-kind exchanges. But permanent tax abatement? That almost seems too good to be true.

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Columbia sets sights on boosting tourism

A view of downtown Columbia, where officials are optimistic about the impact of the federal opportunity zone program. PHOTO/JASON SCOTT

Officials and real estate professionals in Columbia, Lancaster County believe the potential for development there can be just as good as it is in bigger markets because of the borough’s federally designated opportunity zones, which include most of the downtown.

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Berkshire Hathaway, Howard Hanna land high on Real Trends list

Central Pennsylvania’s top residential brokerage remains high on a list of leading companies nationwide produced by Colorado-based Real Trends. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty, based in Manor Township, was No. 31 on the latest Real Trends 500 broker ranking report.Homesale Realty posted 14,139 transactions last year, down from 14,712 in 2017. The Lancaster County broker finished last year with $3.1 billion ...

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