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26 March 2018
There are still a lot of popular mortgage interest deductions you can claim this April 15, before the sweeping changes to the nation's tax code adopted late last year take effect.
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6 March 2018
Will a rising stock market and changes to the tax code free up cash that will drive a rising home prices and an increase in home improvements?.
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15 January 2018
With the loss of the tax deduction for interest paid on home equity loans, such loans are less attractive than they used to be - so what are your options?.
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26 September 2016
Property taxes and homeowner's insurance are typically billed along with your monthly mortgage statements, so don't neglect to take them into account when determining how much home you can afford to buy.
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9 December 2015
Interest paid on home equity loans is tax-deductible, similar to a primary mortgage, but there are some special rules you need to be aware of.
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10 November 2015
A mortgage refinance[[sitetree_link,id=13]] isn't cheap or free, and the costs can sometimes outweigh the overall savings.Just determining if you'll break even with the costs isn't the whole picture, though.To really understand the numbers, you have to figure out how the taxes work.
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12 September 2015
The HARP refinance program[https://www.mortgageloan.com/depth-guide-harp-20-9044] has enabled millions of low- and negative-equity homeowners to save billions of dollars by refinancing their mortgages to a new loan at a lower interest rate.But reducing your mortgage rate isn't the only benefit HARP can provide.
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26 June 2015
Tiny houses show every sign of becoming the next big thing.Unfortunately, they also present some big challenges - such as how to obtain financing.
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24 April 2015
Solar energy has longed seemed to be one of those things that is forever in the realm of "someday." So many homeowners may be surprised to learn that "someday" is now - solar has definitely arrived, and it can save you some big money on your energy bills.
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17 November 2014
Debt consolidation loans can be a good option for paying off credit card debt.Borrowers can make one lower payment to a lender by consolidating their bills instead of many payments to different credit card companies.
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12 September 2014
Shopping for a mortgage can be an intimidating process, particularly for a first-time homebuyer.There are a lot of details, unfamiliar terminology and new concepts to get a handle on.
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10 April 2014
Seeing that your home's bathroom is falling apart or that the kitchen needs remodeling is easy enough to figure out.Understanding the home improvement loan options to pay for the work can be a lot trickier.
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27 March 2014
Timing can be key in many areas of life: Getting a job, a date on a Saturday night, or simply telling a joke.For homeowners, it can also play a role in getting the best price for their home when they decide to sell.
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13 January 2014
Should you buy a home or would you be better off renting? With the economy gradually improving, but mortgage rates and home prices still relatively low, it's a question many potential homebuyers are pondering.
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3 December 2013
Homeowners whose mortgage debt is reduced through a loan modification or short sale could get hit with a tax bill if Congress doesn't act to extend a special exemption due to expire at the end of the year.
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1 December 2012
Should you be worried that Congress will take away your mortgage interest deduction as part of the "fiscal cliff" negotiations now underway? For the great majority of homeowners, the answer is "no.".
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16 January 2012
A key tax deduction for recent home buyers expired on Jan.1, as Congress declined to extend the write-off for various types of mortgage insurance.
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18 April 2011
Planning to refinance your mortgage in the upcoming year? Be sure to schedule some big savings when it comes time to do your 2011 taxes.
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5 April 2011
All homeowners should be aware of these three tax tips well before the day that taxes are due.
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