Renting vs. Buying a House

 The decision whether to buy or rent a home is never a black and white one. There are always pros and cons to each choice. What you really need to do is find out which option suits you better for the situation you find yourself in. Making this decision often comes down to three factors: [...]

Tax Tips for Taxpayers to Consider When Selling Their Home

The following article was published by the IRS. The IRS has some good news for taxpayers who are selling their home. When filing their taxes, they may qualify to exclude all or part of any gain from the sale from their income. Here are some things that homeowners should think about when selling a home: Ownership and use [...]

Dumb Mortgage Moves

While mortgage rates have risen slightly from their recent historic lows, they are still cheap. This may be a great time for you to take out a mortgage, whether it be for a new house or simply to refinance. Regardless of your knowledge and history with mortgages, it is easy to make mistakes. [...]

How to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early

For most people, a home is both the biggest investment they will ever make, as well as the greatest debt they will ever incur when factoring in a mortgage. True financial freedom often requires paying off this mortgage, but that often takes 15-30 years (or longer). For some, it is possible to pay [...]

Maximize Home Mortgage Interest Deductions

Before the TCJA, taxpayers could deduct interest paid on up to $1 million ($500,000 if married filing separately) of home acquisition debt (debt used to buy or substantially improve a first or second home). Also, taxpayers could deduct interest paid on up to $100,000 ($50,000 if married filing separately) of home equity debt, regardless of how [...]