Briefs for July 25-27, 2007 |

Briefs for July 25-27, 2007

Nadeau makes EcoBroker Certification

Laurie Nadeau, of Windermere Real Estate in Park City, has earned the EcoBroker Certified designation, having successfully completed a training program on the energy and environmental issues that affect real estate transactions. Nadeau joins the movement of professionals pushing the real estate market toward energy-efficient, sustainable, and healthier design/features in homes and buildings.

EcoBroker International’s education and designation program is designed exclusively for real estate professionals who care about the environment and want to help their clients benefit from the energy-efficiency, "green," and healthier features of homes and buildings. EcoBroker provides a complete curriculum of energy and environmental training to licensed real estate agents.

For more information call 659-6990.

Schlopy earns luxury home award

Marny Schlopy, a sales associate with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, has earned the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist designation in recognition of her experience, knowledge and expertise in the luxury home market. Schlopy is an award-winning real estate professional who has gone through training and met performance standards in the upper tier market. She has been in real estate since 1992, specializing in the Park City market. In partnership with her husband Ken, Team Schlopy has been in the top 1percent of Coldwell Banker sales associates as part of the International President’s Premier. Team Schlopy was also the #1 sales team in the Utah metro for 2005. For more information, call 640-5660 or

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You may be eligible for the Advance Earned Income Credit

Why wait? You may be eligible for a tax credit right now that could mean larger paychecks this summer. This benefit is called the Advanced Earned Income Credit or Advance EIC. If you expect to qualify for the credit in 2007, you may be able to start getting part of the credit with your pay now. Otherwise, you could wait until you file your tax return in 2008. To receive part of the credit with your pay, you must expect to have at least one qualifying child for the current year, expect to fall within certain income limits, and expect to meet certain other conditions.

To see if you qualify, ask your employer for the current year Form W-5, Earned Income Credit Advance Payment Certificate.

If you qualify, complete Form W 5 and give it to your employer. Your employer will then add the advance earned income credit to your net pay each pay period you are eligible.

For more information about the Advance EIC see IRS Publication 596, Earned Income Credit. This publication (available in both English and Spanish) and Form W-5 can be downloaded from or by calling 800-TAX-FORM (800-829-3676).