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Monthly Archives: September 2022

    5 Outdoor Patio Lighting Ideas

    By Terry Erhardt | September 30, 2022

    Creative patio lighting ideas add a nighttime glow to keep you outside. By: houselogic Outdoor patios are an extension of your home, perfect for gathering with guests, getting lost in a good book, or even working out. But the fun shouldn’t stop when the sun goes down. You can spend more time doing what matters... Read More

    Are Closing Costs Tax Deductible?

    By Terry Erhardt | September 16, 2022

    Here’s the scoop on what’s tax deductible when buying a house. The answer to whether closing costs are tax deductible — or mortgage interest and property taxes for that matter — is often maddeningly, “It depends.” Basically, you’ll want to itemize if you have deductions totaling more than the standard deduction, which for 2022 is $12,950 for... Read More

    10 Home Design Features for Pets

    By Terry Erhardt | September 9, 2022

    With these amenities, your fur babies will make themselves (more) at home. For most of us, our pets are family. We let them sleep in our beds, ladle nutritional supplements on their organic kibble, and throw birthday parties for them. In fact, we love our animal companions so much that we even choose a home... Read More

    How To Move Past Student Loan Debt– and Into a Home

    By Terry Erhardt | September 2, 2022

    You’ve got options, like repayment help from your employer and coaching from a mortgage broker. by: houselogic You want to buy a house. But you’re worried you won’t qualify for a mortgage because of your student loan debt. You’re not alone. Half of non-homeowners (51%) say student loan debt is delaying them from buying a... Read More