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Your Tax Refund Is The Key To Homeownership!

Great time to buy or sell a home in Greater Lansing, Michigan
Posted by Mike Bowler on March 25, 2019 in  Buying a Home  Greater Lansing  Homeownership
According to data released by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Americans can expect an estimated average refund of $3,143 this year when filing their taxes. This is down slightly from the average refund of $3,436 last year. Tax refunds are often thought of as ‘extra money’ that can be used toward larger goals. For anyone looking to buy a home in 2019, this can be a great jump start toward a down payment! The map below shows the average tax refund Americans r... read more
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Homeownership is a Cornerstone of the American Dream

Great time to buy or sell a home in Greater Lansing, Michigan
Posted by Mike Bowler on March 14, 2019 in  Homeownership
“The rumors of my death are greatly exaggerated.” The famous quote attributed to Mark Twain can apply to homeownership in the United States today. During the housing bubble of the last decade, the homeownership rate soared to over sixty-nine percent. After the crash, that percentage continued to fall for the next ten years. That led to speculation that homeownership was no longer seen as a major component of the American Dream. That belief became so widespread that the term “re... read more
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