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These tax deductions may help save homeowners thousands

It can be a big relief to finish the chore of filing your tax return — but it can also leave behind doubts. Did you pay more than your fair share in taxes? Could you have earned a bigger refund? Check out this list of 10 tax deductions that may help you save money next tax season.

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Everything you need to know about ADUs

With housing prices continuing their upward climb, you may be among the majority of homeowners who plan to remain in your existing home for the near future. But that reality might have you pining to create additional living space. Depending on your location, accessory dwelling units (ADUs) can allow you to accomplish all your homeowner goals.

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4 ways to add space to your home

Outgrowing your living space is frustrating, especially after creating an environment to suit your family’s every need. That said, things inevitably change. If you're looking to add space to your home, you’ve got four basic options to consider: a first-floor addition, a second-floor addition, a garage conversion, or an accessory dwelling unit, also known as an ADU.

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10 common selling costs for homeowners

As a homeowner, selling a home at the right time — and to the right buyer — can be a pretty lucrative move, especially right now. While there are opportunities to capitalize on the buying trend that has taken hold nationwide, selling a home can also be a costly venture. Knowing the fees associated with selling a home will give you a clear idea of how to maximize profits.

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Home equity loan basics

When it comes to tackling home repairs and renovations, you may very well be faced with pricey (but important!) overhauls like replacing your roof, windows, or central A/C — each of which can run many thousands of dollars. What can you do to access the necessary funds? One potential option is to leverage your home equity through a home equity loan.

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What you should know about zoning

Got a renovation project on your home-improvement horizon? Wondering where to dive in? Familiarizing yourself with zoning codes is a critically important part of the construction process. In fact, learning the specifics of how your property is zoned might be the smartest first step in your home-improvement journey.

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How home sale growth compares in America’s 4 regions

The state of the housing market has been anything but normal throughout the pandemic. Realm used data from the U.S. Census Bureau to analyze home sales across the US. Here’s what you should know about how home sales growth compares in each market.

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Is a cash-out refinance right for you?

Even the most diligent savers may not have enough cash reserves to cover renovation costs. Or you might decide that borrowing is better than depleting your savings. A cash-out refinance lets you borrow against your home equity to pay for repairs and renovations while also replacing your existing mortgage

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