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Trump weighs slashing one of the most popular tax deductions

Trump weighs slashing one of the most popular tax deductions

Trump weighs slashing one of the most popular tax deductions Ethan Wolff-Mann. Yahoo Finance. August 4, 2017. The mortgage-interest tax deduction allows homeowners a tax deduction that is closed to renters. The program has both bipartisan appeal and criticism. REUTERS/Chris Helgren. The Trump administration is trying to figure out how to pay for tax cuts. […]

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How to Flip a House for Profit: Basic Beginner’s Guide

How to Flip a House for Profit: Basic Beginner’s Guide

How to Flip a House for Profit: Basic Beginner’s Guide Flipping a house for profit looks so easy when they do it on HGTV, right? All you do is make a lowball offer on a previously unsalable property, queue the fast cutting repair montage with suitably upbeat music, and voila! A week later, you have […]

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Why Empty-Nester Renting Makes Good Financial Sense

Why Empty-Nester Renting Makes Good Financial Sense March 28, 2016. Empty-nesters choosing to downsize is nothing new. The kids are grown, off to college or financially independent. The upkeep of a larger home is simply more trouble than it’s worth. What is new, however, is the amount of baby boomer empty-nesters choosing to rent rather […]

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How to Obtain a Copy of a Property Survey

How to Obtain a Copy of a Property Survey

How to Obtain a Copy of a Property Survey By: Jayne Thompson. How Do You Obtain a Copy of a Property Survey? A property survey is a drawn record of the boundaries, orientation and easements associated with a lot of land. If you own a home, the chances are you already have one. Lenders and […]

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How to Epoxy-Coat a Garage Floor

How to Epoxy-Coat a Garage Floor

How to Epoxy-Coat a Garage Floor Epoxy not only tops off the pro look of a garage but also resists oil stains, beads water, and wipes clean. By Jennifer Stimpson of This Old House magazine. You finally got the tools hanging neatly on an outlined pegboard, and all the paint is organized in carefully labeled […]

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What it costs to pay for a home in America’s biggest cities

What it costs to pay for a home in America’s biggest cities

What it costs to pay for a home in America’s biggest cities All but three of the country’s largest cities became less affordable to prospective homebuyers by Barbara Eldredge@barbaraeldredge. Aug 23, 2016. The study found that Pittsburgh was the most affordable large city for prospective homebuyers.Ronald Woan: Flickr/Creative Commons. For many prospective homebuyers in the […]

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The Top 10 Cities Where Millennials Are Moving

The Top 10 Cities Where Millennials Are Moving

The Top 10 Cities Where Millennials Are Moving June 9, 2017. By: Elena Sheppard. Consider millennials and where in the country you imagine they live. It’s likely that a couple of cities come to mind: New York, Los Angeles, Austin. But a new report from the Urban Land Institute shows that Americans between the ages […]

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What if My Husband Died & My Name Is Not on the House Title?

What if My Husband Died and My Name Is Not on the House Title?

What if My Husband Died and My Name Is Not on the House Title? October 3, 2011 By: David Rodeck If your husband died and your name is not on your house’s title you should be able to retain ownership of the house as a surviving widow. If your deceased husband left the house to […]

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Can I Cancel My Home Insurance After Closing Escrow?

Can I Cancel My Home Insurance After Closing Escrow?

Can I Cancel My Home Insurance After Closing Escrow? July 31, 2011 By: Ann Johnson. Can I Cancel My Home Insurance After Closing Escrow? When buying or selling a house, there are a number of home expenses to either sign up for or cancel. This includes utility services and homeowner’s insurance. Having homeowner’s insurance is […]

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Pittsburgh becoming ‘flip’ city as real estate market heats up

Pittsburgh becoming ‘flip’ city as real estate market heats up May 31, 2015. By Tim Grant / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. As a real estate investor looking to buy houses, fix them up and sell them for a profit, Aaron Chaney has flipped houses in just about every part of Allegheny County, but he says his most […]

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Is your retirement nest egg is big enough?

Is your retirement nest egg big enough?

Is your retirement nest egg is big enough? This calculation might prompt you to take some winnings off the table—before it’s too late. By William J. Bernstein, January 20, 2015. Is your retirement nest egg is big enough? During past bull markets, many Americans nearing retirement fleetingly acquired a nest egg for later life. As […]

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Home Insurance Decisions

Home Insurance Decisions 5 Home Insurance Decisions It’s Risky to Make on Your Own Home Insurance Decisions. By HomeInsurance.com. January 12, 2015. Who doesn’t feel pride in clearing a clog, changing an element in an oven or replacing a deadbolt without calling a handyman? There’s no question that a successful do-it-yourself project can save you time […]

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