Does Your House Qualify for the Mortgage Interest Tax Deduction?

At the close of the year we have many things on our minds, and one of the more unpleasant thoughts might be our 2013 taxes. But, homeowners have some relief through their ability to write off mortgage interest.

Many people know about this write off but there are a couple of things you need to do to make sure you’re taking advantage of the full benefit. Let’s explore whether or not your home may or may not qualify for the mortgage interest tax deduction. [Read more…]

Like Many of Us in the Frigid Winter Months, Our Homes are Also Antisocial

With the winter months approaching many of us are hauling out our coats and gloves from the closet, rediscovering flannel, and figuring out how to deal with our antisocial tendencies during these long and cold months. Most of us are used to winters in the colder, wetter climates. We’ve been through this before; we’ll go through it again. We know how to prepare ourselves for this time, but what about our homes?

A surprising number of us forget that our homes need help dealing with (or embracing) their antisocial nature just like we do. By performing some basic tasks, you can be sure that your home is ready for the cold and wet months that lie ahead. Here are 3 ways to help your home with its antisocial characteristics this Winter. [Read more…]