Home Buying 101

Purchasing a home is a major milestone that tops many people’s lifetime to do lists—and maybe their list of financial fears too. But it certainly doesn’t have to be a scary or stressful experience.

With time, care, and research, you can take control of the home-buying process.

Because while house hunting for the first time can be exciting, tales of regretful home-buying mistakes and the not-so-distant housing market meltdown have also given it a bad rap for being a stressful and confusing process. It doesn’t have to be—that’s why I created this handy nine-step checklist, which helps explain how to prepare to buy a house—and help safeguard your finances in the process.
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Get Rich Quick or Building Wealth: The Differences Between Bitcoin and Real Estate Investing

by Dr. Chad Nash & Paul Moore

Are you jealous that you’ve missed out on bitcoin so far? Thinking about jumping in?

There’s some bitcoin investment advice going around in circles of people my age. And I admit, some of them are mildly successful . That’s an understatement, actually.

“You’ve gotta buy bitcoin!”

I’ve had quite a few friends go down this path in the past year, and I’ve tried to ignore it. But when two of my friends decided to sink all of their time, talents, and treasures into cryptocurrencies, I had to take a look. For an in-depth summary of cryptocurreny, take a look at this website. Continue reading →

Ready for Uncle Sam? Keys to Claiming and Reporting Home Tax Deductions for 2017

(This article includes a compilation of leading sources and information, cited below)

It’s 2018. The holiday season is over and now it is time to get back to “adulting”. With that comes the dread of TAX season. I know, I know, the tax bill that has been signed by President Trump has completely overhauled the tax system, keeping many of us in a lurch on how it might impact the “common” American when it comes to home ownership. Yes, there are a lot of changes that will effect deductions and tax breaks in the future…but we will get to that down the road. For now, lets focus on how you can still make home ownership from 2017 work for you NOW and save you money during this tax season. My colleagues at Colorado Home Realty even argue that the new tax bill won’t impact homeowners much moving forward, but again, for now, lets simply focus on your 2017 taxes. Ready? Okay, lets go…
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