Spring is in the air, and the business of buying and owning a home is on the minds of many personal finance bloggers this month. We’ve selected a sampling of topics to fill you on on what you may have missed. The Mortgage Interest Tax Deduction – Some bloggers... Read more
Some people buy homes with the intent to use them as rental properties, and others end up renting out their original home when they buy a second home. Either way, if you own a second home that is a rental property, it’s a good idea to keep track of... Read more

To take advantage of the home buyer tax credit a buyer must be in contract to purchase a home by April 30, 2010 and the transaction must settle by June 30, 2010.

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The $787 billion Economic Stimulus Bill has been in effect since March, 2009. While many are familiar with the bill’s focus on improving the economy by reviving spending and creating new jobs, it also offers specific programs that focus on stabilizing the battered housing market. Due to a variety of... Read more
Oh, to be a first-time home buyer again! Folks jumping into the housing market today have several distinct advantages I would have loved when I bought several years ago. Yes, first-time home buyers today are facing a rocky economy, stricter lending standards, and a still-volatile housing market, but there’s... Read more