February 2018

Last Day to File Homestead Exemption is March 1st – Quick Access Links to File

February 16, 2018 | Blog

The March 1st deadline to apply for a Florida homestead exemption is rapidly approaching.  If you moved to a new home within the last year, this is a deadline you do not want to miss.  This article will explain the benefits of the Florida homestead exemption, the requirements for an exemption, how to apply for an […]

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Simplifying the Home Closing Process

February 13, 2018 | Blog

The home closing process is the final hurdle in the race of buying a house and becoming an official homeowner. You are probably anxious to complete the process, and the last thing you want are last-minute surprises. Here are several ways you can ensure the closing goes smoothly. Understand the Closing Process Before you enter […]

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Tips on How to Reduce Closing Costs on Your Mortgage

February 6, 2018 | Blog

When you take out a mortgage, whether it’s for a purchase or a refinance, you must pay “closing costs,” which can vary considerably from transaction to transaction. There are fees that must be paid to the bank/lender, along with optional ones, such as mortgage discount points, and fees that must be paid to third parties, such […]

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Most home-equity loan borrowers don’t understand how Trump’s tax code affects them

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Homeowners with home equity loans may be reaping the benefits of deducting interest paid in 2017, but they shouldn’t get used to it. They could be in for a shock come tax season next year The Republican tax reform law killed the interest deduction on home equity debt. Previously, borrowers could deduct the interest paid on up […]

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