Finance

March 1, 2019

Tax Deductions for Homeowners: How the New Tax Law Affects Mortgage Interest

Tax Time Changes To Real Estate

BY: Leanne Potts

Tax season is upon us once again, and to make it even more interesting this year, the tax code has changed — along with the rules about tax deductions for homeowners. The biggest change? Many homeowners who used to write off their property taxes and the interest ...

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Sept. 17, 2018

How to Use Baking Soda to Wash Off 96% of All Toxic Pesticides from Your Fruits and Vegetables

FRUIT BASKET

VIA: healthandbeautypage.com

Baking soda is a wondrous product that has a lot of versatile uses, like treating heartburn, white clothes maintenance, and now, the latest studies have discovered that this incredible ingredient can eliminate even 96% fruit and vegetable pesticides.

A group of researchers from the Massachusetts University, carried ...

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July 25, 2017

Consumers grow more confident in future of economy

USA Economy

VIA HousingWire.com BY Kelsey Ramírez

Consumers’ assessment of their current conditions remained at a 16-year high even as their confidence in the future edged higher, according to the Consumer Confidence Survey conducted by The Conference Board by Nielsen, a provider of information and analytics around what consumers buy and ...

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May 25, 2017

This Regulatory Change Means a Credit Score Boost for 12 Million Americans

Credit Being Given

VIA The Motley Fool BY Sean Williams

Whether you realize it or not, your credit score and credit report will play an important role in your life -- and I'm not just talking about your ability to get a home loan or open a new credit card. Though most Americans ...

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Sept. 6, 2016

7 Reasons NOW Is a Great Time to Invest in Real Estate

by: BRANDON TURNER via Entrepreneur.com

You work hard for your money, but does your money work hard for you? When you store your cash under your mattress (or in a bank if you aren't a weirdo), it will produce next to nothing. However, when you put money into ...

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Aug. 23, 2016

How to Retire Without a Mortgage

by: Joe O’Boyle via Time.com/Money

For many individuals, their house represents one of the largest assets in their portfolio. Yet hanging on to a home in retirement, especially one still requiring mortgage payments, may drain your budget.

Planning for your future mortgage expenses today can go a long ...

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Aug. 11, 2016

Freddie Mac: Strong jobs report sends mortgage rates back up

by: Kelsey Ramírez via HousingWire.com

After a strong jobs report for July that beat economists’ expectations, mortgage rates are climbing up yet again, after a drastic drop last week back to near all-time lows.

“A surprisingly strong July jobs report showed 255,000 jobs added and 0.3 ...

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July 12, 2016

The Pros and Cons of Low Mortgage Rates

by: RealtorMag.realtor.org

Many economists saw their predictions of higher interest rates and stronger economic growth shattered this year, mainly due to global economic uncertainty which was then heightened by June's Brexit vote in the U.K.

Instead, the U.S is currently experiencing low interest rates and ...

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May 18, 2016

How Much Are Closing Costs? What Home Buyers and Sellers Can Expect

by: Judy Dutton via Realtor.com

Closing costs are the fees paid to third parties that help facilitate the sale of a home, and they vary widely by location. But as a rule, you can estimate that they typically total 2% to 7% of the home’s purchase price. So ...

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May 5, 2016

How to Get a Perfect 850 FICO Credit Score Automatically

by:  via MoneyTalkNews.com

My FICO credit score is a perfect 850. Here’s how I did it, without resorting to all sorts of tricky maneuvers.

These days the web is full of stories about how to massage your credit history and score to look your best to ...

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