Rethinking Your Christmas List This Year

This article comes courtesy of Realtor.com Getting a Down Payment as a Gift? Why NOT?? Why not give a gift that will KEEP on giving for years to come?!? The first time I talked with a mortgage broker about buying a home, he suggested I just ask my parents for help coming up with the down…

Budget Friendly Projects With Big ROI

Not all home improvement projects are created equal. Some renovations may cost a lot but not add significant value to your home. This list goes in the opposite direction: Here are some inexpensive home improvement projects that will not only increase your enjoyment of your home, but will also increase the home’s value. High quality…

Housing Matters, FHA, & MIP Deductions

The housing industry was already the talk of the town after the President announced cuts to mortgage insurance premiums on new government-insured Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans…

Tax Credits- You don’t want to miss this one!

Tax Credit Rewards Homeowners Who Make Home Energy Improvements If you installed energy-efficient home improvements in 2014, you may be eligible for a $500 tax credit. Among the home improvements that might qualify for the tax credit: Doors Windows Insulation HVAC systems Water Heaters Roofs Skylights Biomass stoves Tax credits are valuable because they offset…