Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Home Selling,Grayslake- IL http://www.zillow.com/advice/Grayslake-IL/home-selling/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate Home Staging Cost Is A Taxable Deduction http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Home-Staging-Cost-Is-A-Taxable-Deduction/343579/ <p class="MsoNormal"><img height="103" width="95" src="http://images2.zillow.com/is/image/i0/i2/i4517/ISr1bx4te42en7.jpg?op_sharpen=1&amp;qlt=90&amp;" imageid="X1-IAr1bx4te5gz2p_cu4za" imagetype="8" uploadtype="new"/>The cost of hiring a Certified Home Stager can be used as a tax deduction. In today's economy, we need every deduction we can find to recoup from our 2009 losses. After researching the IRS Publication 523 for an exact statement explaining this question, I found that home sellers can write off selling expenses such as (commissions, advertising, which would includes home staging, legal fees and loan charges or points). With that said, a staging consultation is not a taxable deduction. You must advertise the fact either through your Real Estate Agent or by publicly announcing that your home has been Professionally staged.&nbsp;<br/><br/> The cost of staging your home to sell varies due to your homes&nbsp;sq footage and if your home stager is hired for 1/2 a day or a full day.&nbsp; Color consultations for&nbsp;painting, sugggested&nbsp;hardware and light fixtures to full remodeling can be included in your service. No matter what your selling price is, the current real estate market demands a move-in ready home to entice buyers and increase the overall appeal of your home.<br/><br/>For more information on home selling tax deductions go to: <a href="http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p523.pdf" rel="nofollow" title=" (Full address: http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p523.pdf)">http://www.irs.gov/pub/ir ... /p523.pdf</a><br/><br/> </p><br \><br \>13 replies Tue, 13 Apr 2010 02:56:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Home-Staging-Cost-Is-A-Taxable-Deduction/343579/ 2010-04-13T02:56:00Z How do i get an accurate assesment of the home I am selling listed on Zillo? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-i-get-an-accurate-assesment-of-the-home-I-am-selling-listed-on-Zillo/407007/ My houes is not listed accuratly for size, bedrooms and of course price.<br/>My house is 500 square feet bigger with one more bedroom and bath then my neighbor who sold their house for $250,000. Zillow has a zestamate of $183,000.<br/>I want my house to reflect actual specs and a reasonable selling price. <br/>You also show other houses on my block that are smaller with less bedrooms and bathrooms and unfinished basements as valued higher. Makes no sense at all!<br \><br \>5 replies Tue, 12 Jul 2011 03:17:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-i-get-an-accurate-assesment-of-the-home-I-am-selling-listed-on-Zillo/407007/ 2011-07-12T03:17:00Z Why does my home value keep going up? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-does-my-home-value-keep-going-up/370563/ I don't understand who is analyzing my home and making it worth more and more each week.&nbsp; My neighbor's houses have not increased, and now Zillow says my house is worth more than some huge houses on a lake.&nbsp; It is a nice house, and back in the good market, it was probably worth $550k, but with the current slump and features, my house is not worth $626k.&nbsp; I am just curious how the process works and why someone thinks it is worth so much?<br \><br \>7 replies Mon, 11 Oct 2010 20:48:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-does-my-home-value-keep-going-up/370563/ 2010-10-11T20:48:00Z Where can I find the phone number of Zillow office? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-can-I-find-the-phone-number-of-Zillow-office/293355/ I need to talk to a representative of Zillow.com about my house. Where can I find their phone number? Zillow listed wrong transaction information about my house,&nbsp;I have sent a couple of e-mails to Zillow.com, but no body respond my e-mail.<br/><br/>Thanks<br/><br/>Home owner<br \><br \>0 replies Sun, 01 Nov 2009 18:31:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-can-I-find-the-phone-number-of-Zillow-office/293355/ 2009-11-01T18:31:00Z I began my listing which was incomplete, I thought it would remain until I had photos? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-began-my-listing-which-was-incomplete-I-thought-it-would-remain-until-I-had-photos/249407/ 2 replies Wed, 24 Jun 2009 18:43:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-began-my-listing-which-was-incomplete-I-thought-it-would-remain-until-I-had-photos/249407/ 2009-06-24T18:43:00Z My house is not for sale but it continuously shows up for sale. How can I have this removed? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-house-is-not-for-sale-but-it-continuously-shows-up-for-sale-How-can-I-have-this-removed/183887/ I bought my house a year and a half ago and have not put it on the market.&nbsp; However, zillow continues to list my house as being for sale.&nbsp; Who do I have to inform in order to have this corrected?<br \><br \>2 replies Fri, 02 Jan 2009 17:42:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-house-is-not-for-sale-but-it-continuously-shows-up-for-sale-How-can-I-have-this-removed/183887/ 2009-01-02T17:42:00Z