1 – Mortgage Interest Deduction; The United States still allows a home mortgage deduction – with limitations.
2 – Property Tax Deduction; Real Estate property taxes for a first home, paid, are fully deductible for income taxes.
3 – Capital Gain Exclusion; If you have resided in your home for more than five years, you may exclude up to $500,000 per married couple. ($250,000 per individual)
4 – Preferential Tax Treatment; Receipt of more profit from the sale of your home than the allowable exclusion – profits will be considered a capital asset as long as you owned your home for more than a year.
5 – Building Equity: Over time, you may be able to use your home’s equity for home improvements, or paying off higher interest debts.
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