Long-standing rules authorize valuable tax breaks for homeowners who itemize their deductions on Form 1040’s Schedule A. They’re able to claim annual write-offs for payments of mortgage interest and property taxes. I noted in previous columns some of the changes introduced by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that Congress passed in December of 2017.
From Julia Child’s utilitarian rows of hanging copper pots (now on display at the Smithsonian) to Ina Garten’s sunny white cabinets, no single space says as much about us—and our aspirations—as the kitchen. Perhaps it’s no wonder that this room was the No. 1 most renovated interior in 2016, according to a survey by home-design
You have lived in your house for years, and the worn kitchen counters, rickety doors, and sagging front porch are starting to get to you. A home remodel is the obvious answer to this problem, but that can get pricey. Even a simple window replacement can cost between $300 and $700, and securing a permit
It’s no secret that buying a home is expensive. Financing a home is probably one of the biggest expenses you’ll ever have in your lifetime. For people who have purchased homes before, the homebuying process is not nearly as shocking or difficult as that first round of homeownership. Veteran homeowners know what to expect, what
Not all upgrades are equal If you’re like most Americans, your home is probably your biggest investment. You want that investment to perform as well as possible, so if you think you may sell your home sometime soon, it makes sense to do as much as you can to boost its value. Depending on your
Kitchens tend to be designed as star players on the residential stage. Their role is often aspirational — pro chef’s lair, for example, or the country kitchen from that Italian movie you loved. But there’s a different story being played out by some kitchen designers today: kitchens that merge seamlessly into the rest of the