When you’re saving up to buy your first house, you’re likely accounting for mortgage costs and monthly payments, adding in insurance and maybe even a realtor’s fee. But there are a ton of other costs you might not know about. Down Payment How much you pay to the seller upfront on the price of the
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.
The real estate market has made quite a recovery from the recession lows. Home values have been steadily increasing for a number of years. Now is a great time to sell your home depending on which market you live in. Selling a house isn’t a cakewalk like some might imagine. It takes a fair amount
Most people who watch home renovation shows on TV can quickly spout off the home improvement projects that bring added value in the eyes of potential buyers. The first projects most people mention: kitchen and bathroom remodels. But sometimes you just don’t have the time, patience, or budget to do a full overhaul, especially if
The New York City housing market is truly a beast of its own. We are living in a world where you can’t simply buy a house, white picket fence, and start planting the seeds of your American Dream. Instead, our homes are divided into a series of different housing types. For those of you looking
If you’re feeling like you’ve outgrown your current home, you might be considering a move. And with housing markets around the country heating up with the weather, it’s peak house hunting season. But what if the idea of moving stresses you out? What if you like your yard and your neighborhood, but just not your