New Budget Holds Hidden Tax Benefits

Call it buried tax treasure for homeowners: Deep inside the behemoth 654-page bipartisan budget bill recently signed into law by President Donald Trump are little-noticed extensions of key tax-code benefits that expired in 2016, but now can be used for upcoming 2017 tax filings.

Jim Morrison

Home Equity Loans Are Back In Style

An article posted on realtormag.com last week reports that more homeowners are tapping into their home equity. Loan originations rose 8 percent to almost $46 billion in the second quarter of 2017, the highest level since 2008, according to Equifax.

MID On The Chopping Block

After failing to make good on numerous campaign promises including, most dramatically, repealing and/or replacing the Affordable Care Act, the Trump administration has turned its attention to another touchy subject: tax reform.