5 Hard Truths About Buying Real Estate

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Maybe you’ve bought a house in your day, so you feel like a real estate expert. But even some experienced buyers don’t know everything, though, which is why it’s always good to do your homework before buying or selling another piece of property. It’s time to get real and face the facts, here are five things you probably didn’t know about real estate.

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3 Ways to Start Working Toward Your Dream Home

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If you’re ready to start working toward your dream home, you need to do plenty of research ahead of time to ensure that you are getting the best value for your money. Talking with a real estate agent prior to making a purchase is always a great first step toward the process of making an offer and negotiating with various sellers.

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Should My Spouse and I File Taxes Jointly or Separately?

Whether it’s something as simple as picking a restaurant or as complex as deciding whether to have children, marriage requires lots of mutual decision-making.

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Couples who tie the knot will have another choice to add to that growing list next tax season, as they can either file joint or separate returns. This choice can affect the amount of taxes they owe or the size of their refunds.

Here’s a closer look at these two options and how to determine which filing status is best for you and your spouse.

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Act Quickly If You Miss the April Tax Filing Deadline

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Although it might be hard to believe, the consequences of missing the April income tax filing deadline can be even more frustrating than completing the return in the first place.

You can get an automatic six-month extension of the time to file just by asking, but if you owe taxes, you have to send in the estimated amount by the original filing deadline which is Tuesday, April 18, 2017 for the 2016 tax year.  If you don’t file your tax return on time, you can expect to be hit with penalties. Here are some tips on how to minimize the impact on your wallet.

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Best Ways to Save on a Summer Vacation

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When you’re trying to stick with a budget it’s never too early to start planning for your summer vacation. And because it’s a supply-and-demand world, the longer you wait to plan the more likely you’ll be up against higher airfare, hotel costs and car rental rates. But here are some tips to help keep things affordable.

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