Tax Season has ARRIVED!!!

 

Ladies and gentlemen, tax season, had ARRIVED!!

      

Did you know that many taxpayers received more money in their paychecks every week last year, which resulted in a lower tax refund than previous years because the IRS lowered the federal tax rates.  

2019 Tax Rules & Regulations     

  • Standard deduction increased to $12,200 for a single taxpayer and $24,400 for married taxpayers.
  • Federal penalties are no longer applicable for not having medical insurance; however, it still applies to the state.        
  • The IRA contribution has increased to $6,000; for taxpayers over 50 years old, a “catchup” of $1,000 is allowed. 

Depending upon your taxable income, there are 7 different tax rates that may apply to you:

         

• 10%, 12%, 22%, 24%, 32%, 35%, & 37%

         

 If you are in the market for an accountant you can trust, please contact Covelle & Covelle Public Accountants at (781) 844-2935 or rcovelle@comcast.net. 

 

 

Erica Covelle is a seasoned Realtor ®, a Senior Vice President at Compass with 13 years of experience. She has seamlessly married her interior design expertise with her passion for helping both buyers and sellers create visions for the most beautiful homes. Erica Covelle surpasses industry standards, when you work with Covelle & Company, you gain access to the tools and professionals one needs to BUY and SELL in today’s market. Through creative and enticing strategies, Erica and her team help sellers to make money and buyers to save money.

How Covelle & Company will maximize the value of your home. 

 

 

Exclusive to Covelle & Company, our Concierge program helps you quickly prepare your home for sale by fronting the cost of home improvement services so that you can sell it faster and for more money. Whether you’re facing basic wear-and-tear or your home requires more significant upgrades, Concierge has the power to transform a property — and the price it can claim. Using this service with Covelle & Co. is a hassle-free way to bring your home to the next level.     

  1. Show your home in its best light.

  From painting to flooring, Covelle & Co. services can help your home look its best before hitting the market. Our very own Erica Covelle was born with the gift of bringing listings to the next level. Being an experienced Realtor as well as a professional interior designer, She transforms “what it is” to “what it can be,” building equity and setting the scene to achieve top dollar numbers!   

  1. Sell your home faster.

  Covelle & Co. helps you attract more buyers so that you can sell your home quickly. Once our concierge program is in play, our team creates a customized marketing plan to help boost your home to the audience needed. At an average of 25 days on the market compared to the competition 53-day average, our team offers an impressive turnaround compared to the competition.   

  1. No upfront costs or interest.

  Funds will be advanced to you for home improvement services. When your home sells, you’ll pay the costs of services rendered and nothing more.   

  1. Working with Covelle & Co. is hassle-free.

  From assessing which updates will increase your home’s value the most, to recommending the best vendors for the job, you’ll have our complete guidance and assurance at every step as a seasoned real estate agent and professional interior designer.    Check out some of our transformations; these homes resulted in record-breaking sale prices with our upgrades. 

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56 Mystic St | Behind the Transformation 

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56 Brookbridge Rd | Behind the Transformation 

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201 Franklin St | Behind the Transformation               

 

Are you selling your home? It’s clichéd, but it’s true — you never get a second chance to make a first impression! Don’t leave money on the table. Covelle & Co. helps clients sell two times faster for an average of 1.5 percent more. With an average sale price of $600,000, that’s $24,000 extra in our seller’s pockets. Call us today to learn more about how our team can help you sell your home:  covelleco.com/contact-us

Behind The Transformation — 56 Mystic St

  New to Compass, we are now able to give our clients an opportunity to bring a competitive edge to their properties when selling their homes! Being able to stage and renovate your property will allow you to create a vision hand in hand with Covelle and Company, taking your home to the next level.
 
“As a seasoned REALTOR & Interior Designer, I have sold hundreds’ of homes, and Compass without a doubt has played a considerable role in my clients’ success when selling. The Compass Concierge program allows me to ensure my clients that we are creating a perfect picture property when debuting their home to the market, leading to top dollar pricing for long term investments.” 

                                                                                                                         -Erica Covelle

A little work is all it takes to get your property to reach its full potential, and 56 Mystic St is an excellent example of that. This Arlington condo renovation aided in a multiple offer situation, which lead to a sale price that was $41,000 OVER the asking price.   With a few simple fixes, along with our vision and strategy, we were able to bring this condo to its full potential! We were able to put $41,000 more in the sellers pocket as well as get this property off the market in UNDER 7 days. 56 Mystic St sold with a 111% list to ratio price and a thrilled seller!
   
Here’s how the home looked before our renovations and staging:
    Here’s just a snippet of how we transformed this home:      

Hall View

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Kitchen

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Living Room

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Bathroom 

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 Master Bedroom 

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Office

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Home Exterior

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Selling your home? It’s clichéd, but it’s true — you never get a second chance to make a first impression! Don’t leave money on the table. Covelle & Company helps clients sell two times faster for an average of 1.4% percent more. At an average sale price of $600,000, that’s $24,000 more that we help put in our sellers’ pockets! Call us today to learn more about how our exclusive white glove designer service can help you sell your home for top dollar. Contact Us | Covelle & Company | Compass

#BuildHerUp

Why is it that women are hesitant to empower and recognize the accomplishments of other strong, admirable women?  Why do we often feel a sense of failure towards ourselves, and often (although we may not want to admit) a sense of jealousy towards other women when they are praised for their success? The answer and the solution are both very simple. We are afraid that the recognition of other women’s success may take the attention off of our own success, and that our hard work is not being recognized in the same manner.

 

The solution and driving force of this #buildherup campaign are to band women from all different career paths together to praise the accomplishments we are all making on a daily basis, and form a collaboration to share our best practices and ideas.  We want to open the flood gates to a world of opportunities where our ideas can be transferable, regardless of our career.  

 

Ladies, let’s unite and #buildherup. Just because we are strong, doesn’t mean we don’t need support. There is no benefit that comes from tearing each other down. 

 

#BuildHerUp | ERICA COVELLE

Combining her interior design expertise with her passion for sales, Erica Covelle surpasses industry standards, thriving in a competitive environment while raising three children. As the senior vice president of Covelle & Company at Compass, Covelle ensures that her sellers, buyers, property investors, and developers leave every negotiation satisfied with the results. “I’m a fierce negotiator that sets a plan with my clients rather than shooting from the hip,” she explains. “I have a structured way to go about things while being flexible. I handle each client  with care and aim to alleviate their stress by educating them and helping them through any obstacles.” After graduating from the New England School of Art and Design, Covelle worked for DiMella Shaffer, learning valuable skills like producing construction drawings in AutoCAD, building and rendering 3D models in Sketch-up, and producing FF&E schedules for a range of residential and commercial projects. “The experience and knowledge I gained from that part of my career journey go unmatched,” she says.  

Covelle has built an extensive social media following, amassing over 10,000 followers on  Facebook, Instagram, Instastory, LinkedIn, and Twitter combined. “We generate on average an additional 30,000 views on our listings through social media alone,” she says. “We push ads with money behind them and hone in on specific locations and other details that make sense for the particular property we are listing.” Through the years, Covelle has received numerous accolades including the Quality Service  Award, Excellence Award, Titan Award, Centurion Award and entry into the Centurion Honors Society, Chairman’s Club, and Platinum Club. She is a Seniors Real Estate Specialist and a member of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board. Covelle celebrated the birth of her third child in 2018, she feels incredibly blessed to have 3 beautiful healthy children she notes that the secret to her success is driven through the love and support of her understanding and patience husband JR Covelle. 

Help join us #buildherup, if you would like to be apart of our campaign or know someone deserving – contact us today

 

 

 

COVELLE & CO’s Guide to Prepping Your Home for the Market

You may have had selling your home in the back of your mind for a long time, or maybe you’ve just been watching too much HGTV — either way, the time has come to start prepping your home for the market. Though it may seem like a daunting task, if you take it step-by-step, and have COVELLE & COHEN by your side, you’ll have your home ready for the market in no time. We’ve compiled our top 5 CoCo tips for listing your home:

CoCo Tip #1: Declutter

First impressions are everything. You’ll want to start prepping your home for the market by purging, packing, and putting away any unnecessary items. Section off parts of your home and go room by room until you have decluttered every room. Less is more and clutter eats equity!

CoCo Tip #2: Spatial planning

Don’t scare potential buyers away from your space — plan it well! Try incorporating spatial planning by assessing areas of your home and developing plans for furniture layout and decor placement. It’s important to assess the rooms in your home that normally get a lot of traffic first and find ways to maximize their potential space.

CoCo Tip #3: Staging

Staging is one of the most important aspects of getting your home on the market and SOLD. Be sure to stage your home before it hits the market. You want buyers to be able to picture themselves living there. It may be tempting to keep up your favorite decorations or photos of your family, but it is better to depersonalize your home when you are planning to sell.

CoCo Tip #4: Repairing and cleaning

Buyers will quickly know what needs to be fixed, especially if they are requesting a home inspection. Make a list of everything that’s broken or worn out in your home and fix it before putting it on the market. Making minimal improvements such as patching the walls and ceilings, and fixing leaky faucets can make a huge difference to a buyer.

CoCo Tip #5: Curb appeal

When it comes to selling, the exterior of your home is just as important as the interior. This is the real first impression people get of your home. Potential buyers could not even step foot inside the house if they don’t like the way it looks on the outside. Amp up your curb appeal by power washing the siding of your home, painting any trim that needs it, and freshening up your landscaping.

We are here to help! COVELLE & COHEN is a team of professional real estate agents here to sell your home for top dollar. Experience our white glove service and cutting edge strategies firsthand — contact us today.