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Putting child on title, Replacing basement windows

Dear David, Should I put my son on title to make it easier when I’m gone? – CONTEMPLATING DEAR CONTEMPLATING: The quick answer is no. If you put your son on title and the property is not his principal residence, he’ll be responsible for paying capital gains on any increase in the value of that

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Electric Heat, Stuck in a Commercial Lease

Dear David, I have a townhouse with electric heat. I plan on selling it in five years. I’ve received a quote of $12,000 to install gas heat and air conditioning. In your opinion, would this be a worthwhile investment? – ZAPPED DEAR ZAPPED: The quick answer is yes. Switching to gas will obviously lower your

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