Financial Benefits of Homeownership

What Are the Financial Benefits of Homeownership?

As we are sure you have heard, the housing market is hot—and neither a pandemic nor rising home prices can put out the flames. Mortgage applications to purchase a home have steadily increased year-over-year since May, while real estate continues to get more expensive across the country at the same time.  So, the question is: […]

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Tax Deductions You Should Know About

There are many real estate tax deductions that may reduce the amount you owe Uncle Sam on Tax Day. Five Tax Deductions Homeowner Should Know About 1. Mortgage Interest Deduction This deduction is claimed on Schedule A and in order to receive it your mortgage must be secured by your home. A home is classified […]

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The Top 5 Money Mistakes for Millennials

Since the economic collapse of 2008, economic success after college has been a concern for Millennials. Young people, right out of college, are not making the best financial decisions; however, this does not reflect their values. Rather than worrying about a lifetime of debt, Millennials should avoid the following top five Millennial money mistakes: 1. […]

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Resolve to Save Money This Year!

Did you make a financial New Year’s resolution for 2015? Only about 10% of people do, which is surprising considering that 51% of those who make financial resolutions end the year with more financial security than when they started. So however you go about it, making an effort to save a little money this year […]

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3 Common Fees and How To Avoid Them

Everyday life comes with enough expenses; constantly paying additional fees can put a drain on your bank account. We put together a list of fees you can avoid by keeping a careful eye on your bank statements. Bank Account Maintenance Fees Depending on the type of bank account you have, and how you use it, […]

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5 Tax Deductions That Are Easy To Miss

Tax time is upon us and there is no doubt that many are feeling the stress that comes with this time of the year. To help make tax time a little less stressful we have compiled a list of deductions that many people overlook: 1. Mortgage Interest The mortgage interest tax break is one of […]

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Big Style, Small Budget

Decorating allows you to turn your house into a home. While adding your personality and flair is fun and exciting, it can also wreak havoc on your wallet. You don’t have to spend a fortune to make your living space stylish. Below are some easy recommendations to get the biggest bang for your design buck: […]

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5 Simple Ways to Save Money in your Home

Saving money in your home can be as easy as changing a light bulb…literally!  These five changes in your home could add a little extra cash to your wallet each month. 1. Use energy efficient light bulbs – Energy efficient bulbs use 75 percent less energy than incandescent bulbs. They can save $50 or more […]

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