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Tips for Preparing for Tax Season

2019 has come to an end which means tax season is right around the corner. Soon it will be time to prepare your 2019 tax returns and it pays to be ready! Getting prepared early can not only save you time and stress but potentially money.  It’s especially important if you have experienced major changes… Read More

Potential Federal Rate Cut

From what you pay on the balance on your credit card to inflation, rates can have an influence on our everyday lives. When the economy dips, rates tend to dip as well. This encourages people to spend more which gives the economy a boost. Jerome Powell, chair of the Federal Reserve, makes the big decisions… Read More

Sprucing Up the House for Spring

Open those windows and turn off the heaters, warmer weather is on the way! Winter has faded, and the trees are starting to bloom, spring is finally upon us. Warm weather fans rejoice! As spring season is setting in, it’s a good idea to make a home maintenance checklist of items to prep your home… Read More

Tiny House, Large Living: The Tiny House Movement

Living large doesn’t necessarily mean owning a mansion and filling it with an abundance of possessions. Just ask those who have joined the tiny house movement. You may be asking, what exactly is the tiny house movement? The latest trend involves homeowners downsizing to a home, generally measuring 400 square feet or less. Small, right?… Read More

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7 Reasons to Own a Home

For most, it is the American Dream to own a home.  It has always been an important milestone of adulthood.  But as a first-time home buyer, how do you know it is the right thing to do?  Besides the obvious benefits of owning a home, here are additional advantages of owning rather than renting. Tax Benefits… Read More

$1,500 Closing Cost Assistance in Rhode Island and Florida

Looking to buy a home in Rhode Island or Florida?  This assistance may be perfect for you!  Rhode Island Housing and Florida Housing are both offering $1,500 in closing costs to qualified borrowers.  Rhode Island Housing is the state’s housing finance agency that ensures those who live or work in Rhode Island can secure a healthy,… Read More

ALERT- DC Open Doors Closing Cost Grant Special

DC Housing Finance Agency is offering a DC Open Doors Closing Cost Grant Special in the amount of $1,500.  This can only be used towards the borrower’s closing costs and the loan must be closing between June 9, 2017 and September 1, 2017. Eligibility Borrower must purchase a home in the District of Columbia The… Read More

FHA Reduces Mortgage Insurance Premiums UPDATE

*Update 1/22/17: The Trump administration suspended the pending rate cut to FHA mortgage insurance indefinitely. The National Association of Realtors have requested that the premium cut be reinstated in order to help up to 40,000 new homebuyers in 2017. Presently, it is unclear whether this suspension will be repealed.* Original post: On Monday, the Federal Housing Administration announced it… Read More

2016 Tax Deductions for Homeowners

Purchased or refinanced a home in 2016? Find out the tax benefits available to you as a homeowner. For most people, the annual task of completing income taxes is about as exciting as a visit to the dentist’s office. BUT…homeownership typically means increased tax deductions, which are generally considered to be a good thing. Use… Read More

5 Ways to Reduce Your Energy Bill This Summer

When summer rolls around, many of us dread the cost required to keep the house (and its occupants) cool. The higher the temperature outdoors, the harder your air conditioner has to work to maintain a comfortable climate indoors. In addition to your regular utility costs, having the AC on full blast can lead to an expensive energy bill throughout the summer. Although we cannot regulate the weather on a day to day basis, there are ways to help control your utility bills.

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