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    Tuesday, February 9, 2016   /   by David Hayhow

    Top Homeowner Tax Deductions That Decrease Your Tax Burden

    Top Homeowner Tax Deductions That Decrease Your Tax Burden
     
    You can't avoid paying taxes, and we all need to pay our fair share. However, paying your fair share shouldn't place an unjust burden on you. As a homeowner, your tax burden is doubled because you pay both income and property taxes. To decrease that burden and boost your tax savings, take advantage of these homeowner tax deductions. As a result, you can use your tax savings to go on a vacation, increase your child's college fund, build upon your retirement fund, or complete another home improvement project.
     
    Home Improvement Tax Deduction
     
    You spend so much of your time at home, and you try to make it as comfortable a place to live as possible. If your home needs some upgrades, consider improvements that will help foot the bill for themselves.
     
    You can get an energy-efficient tax credit of up to $500 for installing storm doors and energy-efficient insulation and air-conditioning and heating sy ...

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    Friday, January 15, 2016   /   by David Hayhow

    National Real Estate Market Primed for Expansion in 2016

    Strengthening Economy
     
    Despite existing-home sales dropping last November, the National Real Estate Market is primed for expansion in 2016. Here's why. Better weather in many parts of the country resulted in an increase in single-family and multifamily home construction. Also, the population of millennial homebuyers is expected to grow in 2016. This means increased demand to help the housing market see positive gains. With unemployment steadily decreasing, orders for new durable goods increasing 3 percent, inflation staying level, and income beginning to grow, the Fed decided to raise interest rates. The rate increase signals that our economy is getting stronger. So, don't let the drop in existing-home sales in November fool you, with a stronger economy home sellers can expect eager home buyers in 2016.  
     
    Millennial Home Buyers
     
    The low demand in November meant that first-time home buyers had only a 30 percent share in demand, which is slightly down ...

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