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All posts by Cassidy Burns

Short Term Rentals in the Shenandoah Valley What You Need to Know

Let’s go back in time for a moment, shall we? It’s March 20, 2020, and you have been stuck at home for about a week now and have been meticulously studying the stock market. You noticed Ford stock is down, but with over $125,000,000,000 (yes, that is billion) in revenue, you know it won’t stay down for long. So, you decide to invest in 1,000 shares of Ford stock for $4.33 per share for a total of $4,330. Next thing you know, the stock is trending up and you decide to invest in an F-150 to share your investment, so to speak, with your family. In December 2021, Ford stock is now trading for $19.61 a share. If you sell your 1,000 shares you stand to have a gain of a little over $15,000! This sounds great, but keep in mind you now must pay capital gains on that profit. The truck you bought will instantly lose value the moment you drive it off the lot, it will depreciate over the years due to the miles you rack up on it and the normal wear and tear of a vehicle. If after a year or two or ten or twenty you decide you want to sell or trade in this vehicle and invest in a new one, the profit you stand to make will most likely be $0 or in the negative. Chances are, you will never get out of it what you have put into it (gas, maintenance, taxes, etc.)  Making the decision to buy a company’s stock or buy a company’s products are two quite different things and types of investments. 








Explaining the Buzz Around iBuyers—and the Buzzkill

Key Takeaways: Some sellers have turned to iBuyers for instant cash offers on their properties, but they have consequently sacrificed the personalization of their home sale.  iBuyers use outdated algorithms to value properties, whereas real estate agents use to-the-minute statistics to generate accurate, competitive prices.  Work with our team of local agents to expertly price […]