By Cathie Ericson Nov 16, 2017 Turkeys and tinsel, dreidels and pumpkin pie. Yes friends, the holidays are here again, and it's the perfect time for ... house hunting? OK, we know you're busy enough planning family feasts and much-needed vacations while dealing with blustery weather, but hear us out. While it might seem counterintuitive to put a big-ticket item like a home on your holiday shopping list, it really does make sense. Don't believe us? Check out these surprisingly smart reasons to let everyone else hit the mall to buy half-off sweaters while you make the purchase of a lifetime: a new house to ring ...
5 Surprisingly Smart Reasons to Buy a Home During the Holidays.
November 20, 2017
Home Ownership vs. Renting: Which one is right for you?
November 13, 2017
This is a decision which many people face, and the decision is not as easy to make as it may sound. As a homeowner, you can reasonably expect the equity in your home to increase over time as your mortgage is paid down. That, combined with regular appreciation in property values, can be a rapid and rewarding way to increase your net worth. In contrast, the person renting over the same amount of time is left with no property investment but may have enjoyed lower living expenses and the opportunity to invest in other opportunities. When comparing owning ...
What the Republican Tax Plan Means for You
November 6, 2017
By Richard Rubin, Jon Hilsenrath and Kathryn Tam November 2, 2017 | The Wall Street Journal After months of internal debate among Republicans, the House Ways and Means Committee released details of its plan to overhaul the U.S. tax code for businesses and individuals. The highlights include lower rates for many individual households but not the highest earners; fewer individual tax brackets; a larger standard deduction for households who don’t itemize their tax bills; trimmed-back deductions for state and local taxes; eventual repeal of the estate tax; and much lower rates for corporate profits and profits for individuals ...