July 30, 2013 Mara Bushari

House ValueState lawmakers are expected to pass legislation this week that will provide for a sales tax holiday on the weekend of Aug. 10 – 11. Once again, Massachusetts residents will be able to enjoy relief from the 6.25 percent sales tax on individual purchases of up to $2,500. So, if you are considering doing that big renovation – wait a few more weeks.

Are you considering buying a new stove or completely transforming your kitchen? Why not build equity this summer and take advantage of a 6.25 percent discount at the same time? Here are some tips to get the most our of your Tax Free Weekend Boston Home Renovation:

1. Plan Ahead – Many stores will write purchase orders early and run them on tax free weekend, allowing you to avoid the rush.

2. Keep Orders Small – Keep in mind that the sales tax is only waived for purchases up to $2,500. However, many home renovation products, such as hardwood floors, kitchen cabinets and boxes of tile can be run by the cashier in groups of $2,500, allowing you to enjoy the discount on large orders simply by swiping your credit card a few more times.

3. Look for Sales – Some stores run deep discounts on end-of-season products like grills and outdoor furniture to draw in crowds.

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Mara Bushari

Mara is a creative thinker and strategic marketer. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Boston University’s College of Communication and worked in international finance before joining The Bushari Team. Mara strives to exceed expectations. As Client Relations Specialist, she is a key facilitator in all team transactions, making the buying or selling process as stress-free as possible for the client. Mara learned many of her extraordinary organizational and problem-solving skills during her service in the Israeli Defense Forces, where she earned the “President’s Award” for exceptional service. In the military, Mara solidified her abilities to achieve top results in high pressure and time sensitive situations. In her spare time, Mara enjoys skiing, photography and writing.

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