April 18 2017

Homeowners lost $5.4 billion by not Refinancing

Don't make the same mistake this year - find out how you can save thousands by refinancing your home with Eagle Home Mortgage!

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March 30 2017

Refinance Methods Made for You

So, you're thinking about a refinance? Be sure to read up on the four most common mortgage refinancing loans to compare so...

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February 28 2017

Your FICO Score - A Key Piece of the Puzzle

FICO scores are used in 90% of credit decisions to accurately understand your credit risk as a borrower. Where does your score...

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February 07 2017

Mortgage Tip #7 - Do Not Do Big Purchases Before Closing

We recommend not making any large purchases before closing on your mortgage. Inquiries on your credit report or additional debt...

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February 07 2017

Mortgage Tip #6 - Don't Omit Debts or Liabilities on Application

It is important to be very honest and accurate about all of your debts and liabilities during the loan process. Everything will...

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February 07 2017

Mortgage Tip #5 - Money Set Aside for Closing

We all know that having enough money for your down payment is critical. But remember, there will be fees and costs during your...

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February 07 2017

Mortgage Tip #4 - Credit Card Usage

You should always control your credit card usage, but especially during the home loan process! By using your cards excessively or...

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January 25 2017

Mortgage Tip #3 - You should not buy a vehicle

Applying for any new credit, including one used to purchase a vehicle, could result in inquiries on your credit report. This...

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January 25 2017

Mortgage Tip #2 - Do Not Co-Sign a Loan

When your loan is being processed, it is best not to co-sign another loan for anyone else. This could cause changes to your...

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Financial IQ February 06 2020

Tax Incentives for Homeowners*

The dream of homeownership comes with many financial incentives. These financial perks extend beyond the more obvious such as building equity and investing in your future, to the size of your tax return each year. Tax season is fast-approaching, so we thought it was a good time to cover the plethora of tax benefits related to owning a home!

Home Mortgage Interest Deduction

Homeowners who itemize deductions may reduce their taxable income by deducting the interest paid on their home mortgage. Homeowners are eligible to deduct interest paid on "qualified residence," defined as a taxpayer's main home or second home by the IRS. This interest can be deducted on loans up to $750,000. ($350,000 for a married homeowner filing a separate return)

Property Taxes Deduction

Deducting state and local property taxes is a major benefit to owning a home. Your state and local governments assess property taxes annually, based on the value of a property.  Property taxes paid at the state and local level are eligible for a $10,000 deduction, or $5,000 for married taxpayers filing separately. 

Mortgage Interest Credit

Lower-income homeowners who meet certain qualifications may qualify for a mortgage interest credit. This means by obtaining a mortgage credit certificate from your local government, you might be eligible to claim a portion of the mortgage interest you pay as a credit. This benefit only applies to new mortgages used for a taxpayer’s primary residence and the government entity must be contacted about obtaining an MCC prior to a borrower taking out a mortgage.

Mortgage Insurance Deduction

Should you secure a conventional loan and have a down payment that is less than 20% of the home’s purchase price, you may be required to pay for private mortgage insurance. 

The good news? PMI will be tax deductible through the end of the year. While this bill expired in 2017, an extension was placed through December 31st, 2020, meaning you can benefit if you already own a home. You may even qualify for filing an amended 2018 tax return!

There is a plethora of benefits to owning a home, but the above are some you may consider when filing your taxes for the April deadline. Get prequalified for a loan now to start taking advantage of these tax breaks for homeowners!

Sources:
IRS
U.S. News
Tax Policy Center

*Consumer should consult a tax adviser for further information regarding the deductibility of interest and charges.

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