Mortgage 101: 7 Benefits of Being a Homeowner During Tax Season

Posted by Laine Smith on 1/27/16 3:40 PM

From creating a stable living environment for your family to personalizing your living space and building home equity, there is no doubt homeownership boasts several advantages. With tax season around the corner, homeowners can argue that tax benefits are one of the biggest perks of owning their own home.

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8 Ways to Cool Down Your Home Heating Bill

Posted by Laine Smith on 12/29/15 3:05 PM

U.S. households heating their homes primarily will natural gas can expect to spend $578 on average this winter, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Households using propane or heating oil will spend, on average, anywhere from 2 to 3 times that amount. Though heating costs vary greatly due to differing climates, home sizes, insulation, and home age, there are several things you can do this winter to cut down your heating expenses.

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Homeowner Tax Benefits Extended for 2015 & 2016

Posted by Laine Smith on 12/28/15 5:14 PM

There is no doubt homeownership boasts several advantages, especially during tax season. If you put less than 20% down on your home purchase and pay private mortgage insurance (PMI), this recently extended tax break may save you some money.

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The 20 Most Popular Home Features of 2015

Posted by Laine Smith on 12/26/15 1:22 PM

Think of the biggest home décor and design trends from last year, five years ago, three decades ago, etc. Home features are constantly evolving to meet the demands of homebuyers. Yes, at one point pastel bathtubs and shag carpeting were in high demand.

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Top 6 Holiday Home Décor Trends for 2015

Posted by Laine Smith on 12/8/15 4:36 PM

Looking for some holiday home décor inspiration? Here are six ideas that might make you put the traditional shades of red and green on the back burner.

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Black Friday 2015: What Home Deals to Buy and What to Skip

Posted by Laine Smith on 11/27/15 9:35 AM

If you're making your way out into the shopping crowds today, here are some of the best deals to look for in home essentials and some deals that will get even sweeter after Black Friday.

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