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April 18, 2013
Some homeowners trapped under the wave of declining home values may be surprised to find their property taxes haven’t tanked as well.
Others may find their property taxes are far higher than neighbors in comparable homes because of...
January 23, 2013
When Kellie and Michael May decided to refinance their home in the New York suburbs, they wanted to take advantage of historically low interest rates. But before landing a new 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, they had to get through a home appraisal...
January 7, 2013
One part of the fiscal cliff that was extended will provide at least one more year of a key housing and tax benefit for homeowners that are underwater in the mortgages.
On January 3rd, 2013, President Obama signed The American Taxpayer...
December 6, 2012
Did you realize that your home equity can play a vital role in your retirement plan? Your home's equity can offer a variety of financial opportunities. However, it all depends on when you plan to retire. Kiplinger's financial...
November 2, 2012
Ever since the financial collapse in 2008, the struggling real estate market has affected nearly everyone in the United States. Many homeowners experienced a huge loss...
October 15, 2012
Have you paid off a good portion of your home? Has the value of your home appreciated and find yourself in need of some extra cash. You should consider taking out a home equity loan. Howcast offers advice on what you will need in order to take...
September 14, 2012
If you are looking for a source of cash, it is possible to tap into the equity of your home. As long as you have built up enough ownership in your home (known as “home equity...
September 14, 2012
One of the ways you can add value to your property is to make home improvements ― this can include remodeling a room in the house, upgrading certain features, or even building an addition. However, few homeowners have the cash on-hand to...
September 13, 2012
When you buy a house, you will be responsible for many expenses beyond the home’s price tag. It is important to understand the various costs associated with your purchase, including...
August 1, 2012
Your home is probably the most valuable asset that you own. If you’re looking for a source of money for certain expenses, your home may be able to help.
If your home has appreciated in value and you’ve paid down enough of your...