Standard or Itemized Deductions

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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 increased the standard deduction to $24,000 for married couples. There will be some instances that homeowners may be better off taking the standard deduction than itemizing...
Eliminate FHA Mortgage Insurance

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Mortgage insurance premium can add almost $200 to the payment on a $265,000 FHA mortgage. The decision to get an FHA loan may have been the lower down payment requirement or the lower credit score levels, but...
Your Home:  January Chores

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January is a great time to start thinking of things you’d like to work on or replace in the coming year. Think about how long tasks will take, the costs for any materials, how much time you’ll need to...
Year End Tax Newsletter

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One of the first steps in a good outcome is knowing a little bit about what you're about to undertake. By being aware of some of the areas regarding homes that may not come up every year in a tax return,...
More Comfortable, Convenient and Secure

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Smart home technology promises to make your home more comfortable, convenient and secure. It may not be the home from the Jetson's but artificial intelligence is the hope to make it the home of the future...
Another Type of Financing Concession

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Price, condition, and terms are factors that any owner must consider when marketing their home. Price is usually the easiest to adjust to compensate for shortcomings in location or condition of the home....