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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Consumer Downsizing Tips

Have you decided that this is the year you try to spend a little less in your household budget?  If so, there are several steps you can take without setting foot outside your home,...

PMI FYI

New home buyers with a down payment of less than 20% usually find private mortgage insurance (PMI) incorporated into their monthly mortgage payment. It's a logical step for the loan underwriter, because it protects...

New Tax Law Makes Homes More Affordable For 1st Time Buyers

Accountants, tax planners, bookkeepers, payroll companies and the public at-large are still trying to unpack all the implications of the new tax law.  Guidance issued this week by the American Institute for Public Bookkeepers (AIPB)...

New Tax Law Retains Attractive Capital Gains For Home Sellers

Thanks to some last-minute negotiations among members of Congress, a capital gains incentive for home sellers with less than 5 years ownership remains in tact.  For homeowners in the habit of flipping properties on...

How Does The New Tax Law Affect You TODAY?

The much-discussed tax bill is on the verge of officially becoming law. While economists and politicians continue to evaluate its short- and long-term impact on individuals, families and businesses, there are a handful of...

Feds Increase Home Loan Limits For 2018 — How That Can Help You

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has responded to the robust housing market by announcing significantly increased conforming loan limits for the coming year. After already hiking the limits 2 times in the past...

Creative Ways To Close On The House You’re Selling

This week, with the assistance of the Team Move/OVM Financial blog, we're concluding our 3-part series on creative methods you can take to help get your preferred home buyer to closing day. Usually when...

More Effective Ways To Sell Your House Faster

Last week, with the expertise of the Team Move/OVM Financial Blog, we introduced some tactics that home sellers can use to speed along the process and help get their buyers to the closing table. ...

Creative Ideas To Help Sell Your House

Even though the regional real estate market is chugging along, there are still price ranges, geographic areas and specific circumstances that may require some creative assistance to get to the "Sold" sign in the...

Credit Tips For Separated & Recently Divorced Consumers

It's a sad, unfortunate part of life, but sometimes couples decide to go their separate ways. Without proper planning, divorces and separations can also have a negative impact on a family's finances. There are...

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