6 Smart Ways to Build Home Equity

Want to create wealth through homeownership? Build equity. Home equity is the percentage of your home’s value that you own, and it’s key to building wealth through homeownership. Let’s take a closer look at how to build home equity without blowing your budget — and how to access it when you need it. How much equity

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6 Sure-Fire Tips to Get a Lower Mortgage Rate

It’s understandable why borrowers think that the best way to get a lower mortgage rate is to pick a lender who advertises the lowest rate. Mortgage companies know that, and they try to differentiate themselves from competitors by advertising the lowest possible rate they can offer the most qualified borrower. Comparing the rates lenders advertise

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The Home Office Tax Deduction: One of the Most Misunderstood (and Dangerous) Tax Breaks

The home office tax deduction offers huge tax savings to those 24% of employed people who now do some or all of their work at home. Yet of all the tax breaks available, this one is among the most murky and misunderstood—all the more so since tax codes are changing big-time for 2018. All of this means it’s high time all you work-from-home folks—business owners,

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6 Tax Myths Even Smart Homeowners Believe Are True: How Many Misled You?

Taxes are confusing enough as it is—throw in an overhaul like the Tax Cut and Jobs Act, and it’s understandable if you’re flummoxed. But fear not! With all the mayhem and misconceptions flying around, we’re here to set the record straight, by highlighting the top tax myths that might dupe even the financial Einsteins among us—both for this filing year (which is still under the

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