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Thursday, April 27, 2017   /   by Laura Petersen


“Home” Ward Bound

Impactful Real Estate News

April 2017

Laura Petersen, Owner/Broker

FrontGate Realty 

AFTER TAX Day – Ugh!!


I recently read where we were working Jan. 1 through June 30th of each year, just to pay all of our taxes. In Canada, add another month or two. After that, you keep all you make. Prior to that, 100% goes to the government in some form or fashion to pay for government worker, work program, social program, defense, project, health care, common good, common bad, etc. Whatever you want to call it, April 18th is TAX day; the deadline for filing your federal income taxes in the U.S.A. Canucks must file by April 30th. Why April? 


So, in celebration of this special time of year, let’s talk TAX relief.  If you received last month’s letter from me, you will recall our goal of trying to raise $10,000.00 for The Ronald McDonald Houses of Central FL. But – we need your help and I believe you can benefit from the TAX relief as well.


Just down the street from where I am typing this, The Ronald McDonald House has a full house of families with their kids fighting for their lives. For them and their parents’ taxes are not “top of mind”, health is. Living is. Surviving is. As you may have heard, The Ronald McDonald House is front and center to support families as their children fight nasty diseases. We are thankful to have such a wonderful facility close by, doing such great work to help heal and save young people. 


So even though we are trying to figure out how much we owe the tax man, many are simply hoping they can be here to actually pay taxes.  This is why we here at FrontGate Realty have resolved to do what we can to help. 


For every buyer or seller referred this year, we are donating a portion of our income to The Ronald McDonald Houses of Central FL. Our goal, again, is to raise $10,000 to help them in their quest to Heal,and Comfort the Families of Children under their care. 


This is where we need your help and how you can benefit at the same time…


Charitable contributions are tax deductible to a point. Rather than give your money to the government, you should consider making a donation to a charity.  If you like this idea, we will match your donation up to $100 if you decide The Ronald McDonald House is a good place to donate.  Check with your CPA to verify the deduction allowed on your taxes before pursuing this avenue.   


Either way, your referrals are in good hands and help us contribute to a good cause.


Life moves fast for some and we are eager to make the Home Selling and Buying experience a smooth rewarding one. Over the last two decades of helping thousands of families sell their home and/or buy another, we have met some wonderful, loving, caring people. People like you! So, your referrals, those you know considering a move, that we help – you can rest assured that not only will they get the award-winning service we are known for, but that a solid portion of the income we receive from the transaction will go toward a very worthy cause.


Your Referrals Really Do Help the Kids…   


I want to make it easy to refer your friends, neighbors, associates, or family members considering making a move, so here are your options:

1. You can email me at laura@frontgatere.com

2. Of course you can always call me direct as well at 407-448-3763. 


You and your referrals mean more than ever to my team and I.  As we move forward in this new season, please know we are extremely thankful for you and your being a special part of our business. 


With all my appreciation.

Laura Petersen, Broker/ Owner

FrontGate Realty 

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