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Are There Still Tax Benefits from Homeownership?

April 12, 2019

Recent changes to federal tax codes may have your clients wondering if they’ll still see tax benefits from homeownership. We’ve rounded up some fast facts and industry opinions to help keep you in the know. The bottom line… Tax advantages, real and perceived, may not be as persuasive to homebuyers now as they have been in recent years. But, buying a home is still a smart financial move for many. Moreover, there are benefits beyond the pocketbook that your clients will consider when deciding whether…

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5 Tax-time Conversation Starters

April 8, 2016

Talking taxes with your clients can be tricky—after all, federal and state tax laws can change at any time—but that doesn’t mean you should stay mum on one of homeownership’s great financial advantages. Here are just five tax-related topics that could interest your clients: Some costs associated with buying a home may be tax deductible, such as points paid to lower a mortgage interest rate, upfront private mortgage insurance (PMI) premiums, loan-origination fees, VA funding fees and USDA guarantee fees. Federal and state tax deductions…

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