• This summer, my family faced a less than ideal housing situation: because of a job relocation, we had to sell our Memphis-area home, which we'd bought less than a year earlier. When we purchased…   Read the Article

  • Almost every wage earner remembers the first paycheck they brought home from their first job. The feeling most of us felt was a foreign blend of excitement and pride, mixed with shock and horror at…   Read the Article

  • The primary tax advantage of owning a home is the mortgage interest deduction, which can add thousands of dollars to your purchasing power, every year! As good as it sounds, the mortgage interest…   Read the Article

  • With the nation possibly facing the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, and as many as 6 million homeowners at risk of foreclosure, we all need to review our finances and make sure we…   Read the Article

  • Buying a home at a good price and with a good mortgage is only the first step of being a smart homeowner. Smart homeownership is actually a lifelong exercise, requiring that you keep the implications…   Read the Article

  • Have you ever seen those visual puzzles where, depending on whether you focus on the figure or the background, the image looks like a vase or two silhouettes, a feathered hat or an old woman? Escrow…   Read the Article

  • Capital gains tax is a tax on the profits you receive when you sell something (like a home) for more than you paid for it. One of the primary benefits of homeownership is its wealth-building…   Read the Article

  • Tax season is upon us, and homeowners everywhere will reap the benefits of tax breaks and incentives. If you're currently renting, consider the tax advantages of homeownership. Now may be the time to…   Read the Article

  • Now through Dec. 31, 2012, homeowners can apply for a loan modification with lenders under Obama’s $75 billion refinance and mortgage modification program. The Treasury Department says the “Making…   Read the Article

  • Once you’ve bought a home with me, you’re a client for life. Ask my buyers, they can’t get rid of me! I just feel like if you walked into Nordstrom and dropped a half a mil on shoes, they’d probably…   Read the Article