Mclean Virginia Real Estate – The Apartment & Condo Communities of Tysons Corner

Below are housing options every current and new resident to Tysons Corner should consider.

Tysons Corner VA Condo Communities The Fountains at Mclean – Built in 1988 this luxury condo community in Tysons Corner is located within walking distance to the Tysons Corner Mall, Freddie Mac and the Tysons Westpark Transit station. Busses from this station leave frequently for Weshington DC, the West Falls Church metro, Arlington and Reston Town Center. The Fountains (FAM) has a long standing reputation as one of the best investments in Tysons Corner. The community is know for it’s stepped, three level fountains located on the grounds and major common areas. Spacious one and two bedroom units with underground parking, on-site fitness facility, pool, tennis courts and clubhouse make FAM one of the most desirable communities in Tysons. The Fountains at Mclean offers condos for sale starting at approximately $260,000.

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Move Out & Move in Apartment Cleaning Ideas

You signed the papers, hired the movers, packed the dishes, and decluttered the garage. Now what?

You are still left with something that is very important to do before leaving. That is to perform a deep cleaning of your former and new apartment.

Doing a deep cleansing of the apartment before moving out is beneficial for both the parties – particularly if you have a security deposit on the line. Though, moving out cleaning is easy to ignore. After all, you have many things to worry about such as shifting into your new apartment.

Whether you are considering moving-in cleaning or moving-out cleaning, just read the following guidelines to make sure your apartment is sparkling.

1. Moving-Out

Now as the rooms are vacant or nearly vacant, it is the time to make your apartment look even better than it was before you first moved in.

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AMT & Disposition of Business Or Rental Property

In our last article we talked about the alternative minimum tax item, resulting from depreciation of business or rental property. A direct corollary of that issue is the AMT item that results from any subsequent sale or other disposition of such property. Critical to minimizing a taxpayer’s AMT is an understanding of the relationship between these two items.

When property is disposed of, a taxpayer calculates the gain or loss based on the difference between the selling price and his tax basis. For something like a stock or a bond, tax basis is the amount originally paid for the investment – that is all that is needed. This same concept also applies to the sale of business or rental property, but with one important difference – depreciation. In the case of depreciable property, tax basis is the amount originally paid, but then reduced for any depreciation taken.

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