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Annual Rent Increases Make Home Ownership a Good Investment

• According to the Consumer Price Index, tracked by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS), prices for the rent of a primary residence have increased at an average rate of a little more than 3 percent per year for...

Home Ownership and Taxes: The Home Buyer/Home Owner Perspective

In two other commentaries, we looked at two federal income tax benefits for home owners at a macro level: the mortgage interest deduction and the state and local property taxes deduction. In this commentary, we’ll examine these two together from the...