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Even if you're not ready to pull the trigger right this second, get pre-approved to lock in that interest rate now. That's because rates have already risen some since the election, and all indications are that they'll continue to rise after the new year.
And, of course, getting pre-approved will allow you to move quickly when you find a home you love instead of being held up by the bank and risking losing the home when someone who is pre-approved swoops in.
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How badly do you want to rip out a kitchen and start over with something chic and pretty and chef-y in a place of your own? If you're currently living in an apartment, you may not even have permission to paint the walls, let alone update the kitchen.
The good news about renovations, other than achieving a great new look, is that you can actually get loans to pay for them - and, the interest is a writeoff. "The IRS considers the interest on a home-improvement loan fully deductible, up to $100,000 in debt," said MarketWatch.