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Home Taxes & Financing RSS

Minimize your mortgage costs by refinancing and maximize your home-related tax deductions and tax credits to boost the financial benefits you get from owning your home.

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How to Claim Your Energy Tax Credits
2 Deduction Options When You Work From Home
7 Alternatives to a Reverse Mortgage
  • Saves: $6,000 (in upfront costs)
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Help for Homeowners Who Are Behind on Mortgage Payments
  • Saves: $546/mo (avg modification)
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How to Get Your PMI Deduction
Tax Credits for Solar Water Heaters
  • Saves: $160/yr (hot water bill)
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Tax Credits for Storm Windows and Storm Doors
Tax Credits for Insulation
Tax Credits for Installing Biomass Stoves
  • Saves: $64-$255/yr (heating bills)
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Tax Credits for Non-Solar Water Heaters
  • Saves: $115/yr (off energy bills)
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Tax Credits for Replacing Your Roof
  • Saves: Up to $45/mo (cooling bills)
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Tax Credits for Replacing Heating and Cooling Systems
  • Saves: $200/yr (energy bills)
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Tax Credits for Replacing Windows and Doors
Understanding Energy Ratings for Windows and Doors
Tax Credits for Residential Fuel Cells
  • Saves: $890/yr (energy bills)
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Tax Credits for Small Wind Energy Systems
  • Saves: $54/mo (off avg electric bill)
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Tax Credits for Installing Solar Panels
  • Saves: $330-$660/yr (electric bill)
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The Fight Against Transfer Taxes
  • Saves: $1,795 (1% tax on avg. U.S. home)
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A Financial Plan for Your Home
  • Saves: $14,887 (mortgage interest)
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How to Deduct Your Mortgage Interest & Equity Loan Costs
  • Saves: $988 (on $100,000 AGI)
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Did You Sell Your Home After Making Improvements?
Tax Deductions for Vacation Homes
  • Saves: $488 (on $100,000 AGI)
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Tax Deductions for Rental Homes
Tax Incentives for Historic Preservation
  • Saves: $500 tax credit/$2,500 spent
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Are You Entitled to a Property Tax Exemption?
  • Saves: $285/yr (15% exemption)
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Why Real Estate Assessments Matter
  • Saves: $285/yr (15% reduction)
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Appeal Your Property Tax Bill
3 Ways to Restructure Mortgage and Save Thousands
  • Saves: $49,000 ($200,000 loan @ 6%)
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A Guide to 3 Equity Loan Options
4 Drawbacks of Home Equity Loans
  • Saves: $210/yr (lower APR)
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Recasting Your Mortgage: Refinancing’s Forgotten Sibling
  • Saves: $1,850/yr (on $20K principal)
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Get Your 2010 Energy Tax Credits: Filing Tips for Form 5695
  • Saves: $1,500 or more tax credit
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How FICO Credit Scores Work
  • Saves: Improved credit score
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How to Talk to Your Lender About Foreclosure
  • Saves: $454/mo (aid of counselor)
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Do Adjustable-Rate Mortgages Make Sense Now?
  • Saves: If everything works out
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Tax Tips for Homeowners Looking Ahead to 2010 Returns
  • Saves: $1,500 (energy tax credit)
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RESPA Rules Limit Fee Increases at Home Closing
  • Saves: Up to $668 (closing costs)
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Tax Tips for Home Owners Preparing 2009 Returns
  • Saves: $1,500 (energy tax credit)
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Facing Foreclosure: What to Do Right Now
  • Saves: $454/mo (aid of counselor)
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Evaluate Your Adjustable-Rate Mortgage
  • Saves: $244/mo (5/1 ARM intro rate)
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Cancel Your Private Mortgage Insurance
  • Saves: $600-$1,200/yr (cancel PMI)
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Energy Tax Credits: Beware False Promises
  • Saves: $1,500 (max tax credit)
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Tax Credits for Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Saves: $715/yr (utility bills)
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Homebuyer Tax Credit: What You Need To Know
  • Saves: $6,500 (max homeowner credit)
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Claim Your Residential Energy Tax Credits
Claim Your Homebuyer Tax Credits
  • Saves: $8,000 (max tax credit)
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Consider a Home Equity Line of Credit
  • Saves: $360 (lower margin)
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