Real Estate Blog

Take the Standard Deduction Home

Now that the standard deduction is increased to $12,200 for single taxpayers and $24,400 for married ones, many homeowners are better off with the ...

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Understanding Reverse Mortgages

Reverse mortgage loans are like traditional mortgages that permits homeowners to borrow money using their home as collateral while retaining title ...

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Downsizing in 2020

Approximately 52 million or 16% of Americans are age 65 and over. It is easy to understand that some of them are thinking of downsizing their home ...

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Another Source for a Down Payment

Borrowing from a 401k, 403b or the cash value of life insurance policy is a common financial strategy. While taxpayers are not allowed borrow from ...

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Anticipating the Cost of a Home

The largest expenditure a buyer has when purchasing a home is the down payment which can range from zero for veterans or 3.5%, 5%, 10% and 20%. With ...

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Personal Finance Review

The first step in a personal finance review is to discover where you are spending your money. It can be very eye-opening to have a detailed accounting ...

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An Investment Perspective on a Home

Looking for an investment that will turn $10,000 into $80,000 in seven years?  Sound too good to be true?  What if I told you that you could live ...

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Understanding the Mortgage Interest Deduction

Mortgage interest paid on your principal residence is deductible today as it was in 1913 when 16th amendment allowed personal income tax. The 2017 ...

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Title Insurance

Title insurance covers the largest investment most people have and if there was a loss, it could be devastating. Title insurance indemnifies the policy ...

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7 Reasons to Buy a Home

Some people don't need a reason to buy a home, they just want it. That can be enough justification by itself. Other people need some solid logic before ...

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