Office: (843) 766-6662
Fax: (843) 735-5137

Tax Information

Tax Information

1031 TAX DEFERRED EXCHANGE
Some savvy investors have always understood the importance of the profitable real estate market. Many of them have discovered a powerful tax strategy, the Internal Revenue Code Section 1031 tax-deferred exchange. Using a 1031 tax-deferred exchange, a property owner can trade income or investment property without paying any federal…

401(K) INVESTING IN REAL ESTATE
Every good investment advisor would agree that any retirement plan should have a properly balanced asset allocation, whether it is a 401(k), Individual IRA, Simple IRA, SEP IRA, Roth IRA or a Coverdell Education Savings Account (ESA). One key to a balanced portfolio is to make sure the asset classes you hold are non-correlating. To make…

CHARLESTON: CUT YOUR PROPERTY TAXES!
If live in Charleston County and own and reside in your home, or own a motor vehicle and you meet certain other criteria you may be able to cut your property taxes. Some of these tax tips to cut your property taxes also apply to others South Carolinians.

SELLING YOUR HOME (TAX EXCLUSION)
If you sold your main home, you may be able to exclude up to $250,000 of gain ($500,000 for married taxpayers filing jointly) from your federal tax return. This exclusion is allowed each time that you sell your main home, but generally no more frequently…

WHY DEPRECIATION IS THE BEST TAX DEDUCTION
Many potential real estate investors, and even current investment property owners don’t fully understand why depreciation is the best real estate tax deduction of all. Uncle Sam requires property investors to depreciate their investment properties such as rental houses, apartments, warehouses, office buildings and shopping…

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Elaine Brabham and Associates, LLC

West Ashley Location

Located in the Outback Plaza
1890 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard, Suite 217
Charleston, SC 29407
Phone: 843.766.6662
Toll-Free: 1.866.925.5470
Fax: 843.735.5137

Client Testimonials

  • The Ashley Ave house referenced below is in the Charleston historic district which required special skill and knowledge in marketing. Even with a limited buyer base she sold the house in a respectable time frame and at a fair price, despite the do...
  • Stephanie Howard is incredible to work with! She partnered with us for over one-year as we transitioned from horse-farm life in Virginia to the “salt life” in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. She is one of the best realtors with whom we have worked...
  • Megan is a dedicated real estate professional. She works very hard and is knowledgeable of all real estate values. Her negotiation skills are excellent and she is very personable. You will like her expertise from the beginning of the sale to the c...
  • Erin was easy to work with. She was always willing to answer my questions and always considered my input when we Had to make some decisions. I never got the impression she just wanted to make a quick sale. I felt she worked just as much with me as...
  • We couldn't have asked for a better person to represent us in our home-buying process. Megan is hard working, knowledgeable, helpful, kind and understanding. The process ended up being much longer than any of us anticipated and Megan was always so...
  • Great agent! She's busy, but she'll give you and your home search personal attention. She also listed our home and took care of everything from marketing to negotiation.
  • Megan is a dedicated professional who strives to do her very best. She is accommodating and a knowledgeable and savvy negotiator. Her understanding of the buying and selling process made the transition easy for our family.
  • We've worked with Erin for years, both buying and selling. She is extremely knowledgeable and always goes the extra mile to get things done! There were some complications and difficulties with our last sale that were outside of our control, but Er...
  • Hilary was awesome to work with for the purchase of our new home. She communicated with us constantly and kept us up to speed during the whole process. We closed in less than a month and she made sure every one was on track and doing their part. S...
  • Eve is incredible! She showed my husband and I several homes. She was so patient with us! We finally found a diamond in the rough that would be perfect for us. She did an excellent job!

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