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How Retirees Can Pay Less in Real Estate Taxes

Contributor John Wasik outlines tax-saving strategies for those staying put and those willing to pull up stakes.

Note: This article is part of Morningstar's February 2016 Tax Relief Week special report.

Real estate offers some of the most generous tax breaks around. You're already familiar with the biggest ones: mortgage interest and property taxes. But retirees can potentially save many more tax dollars if they're willing to invest some time and research.