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Monthly Archives: March 2017

    Save the Cost of Mortgage Insurance

    By Carla Higgins | March 28, 2017

    During the banking crisis in the Great Recession, certain types of mortgages were unavailable that are once again being offered. Fortunately, the 80-10-10 mortgage is one of those making a reappearance and it can save borrowers a considerable amount of money. The objective of an 80-10-10 mortgage is to avoid the expense of mortgage insurance … Continue reading Save the Cost of Mortgage Insurance → Read More

    Important Estate Documents

    By Carla Higgins | March 21, 2017

    An estate plan is a collection of documents to ensure that your wishes are carried out because of death or incapacity to make decisions for yourself. Spouses, minor children, adult children, property and investments can all be factors that should motivate a person to undergo the process. Will – this document specifies the way a … Continue reading Important Estate Documents → Read More

    Tax Benefits of Home Ownership

    By Carla Higgins | March 14, 2017

    U.S. taxpayers have enjoyed specific tax benefits for home ownership since personal income tax was introduced by the 16th amendment in 1913. While these benefits may not be the primary reason that motivates a person to buy a home, they are still tangible and not available to tenants. The exclusion of capital gains tax on … Continue reading Tax Benefits of Home Ownership → Read More

    Before You Pay Cash for a Home

    By Carla Higgins | March 7, 2017

    The National Association of REALTORS® reports in its 2016 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers that 12% of all buyers paid cash for their home. Before paying cash for a home, a buyer should decide if they might put a loan on the home in the near future. It may affect the ability to deduct … Continue reading Before You Pay Cash for a Home → Read More

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