Another Source for a Down Payment

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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 either a traditional or Roth IRA, they can withdraw funds...
Another Source for a Down Payment

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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 either a traditional or Roth IRA, they can withdraw funds...
Anticipating the Cost of a Home

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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 mortgages come closing costs which can be another 2-4% and...
Personal Finance Review

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Even if Benjamin Franklin never actually used the expression "a penny saved is a penny earned", the reality is that it has been a sentiment for frugality for centuries. He did say: "Beware of little expenses;...
An Investment Perspective on a Home

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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 in it every day during those seven years? Would that sound...
Understanding the Mortgage Interest Deduction

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The mortgage interest paid on your principal residence is deductible today as it was in 1913 when the 16th amendment allowed personal income tax. The 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act reduced the maximum amount of...
Title Insurance

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Most people who have a car, home, and health insurance have probably made claims and wouldn't consider being without it. However, it might be difficult to find a homeowner who has made a claim on their title...
7 Reasons to Buy a Home

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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 they're ready to make the commitment. The following...
Buy Your Retirement Home Now

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Maybe you're not ready to move into it but that doesn't mean that you shouldn't take advantage of the present opportunities to acquire the home you want to live in during retirement. The combination of the low...