Overlooked Tax Deductions for Homeowners

While owning a home has its benefits, most homeowners will agree that their mortgage is a hefty expense to pay every month. To lessen the monthly burden of a mortgage payment, here are four tax deductions for which you may qualify ...

Tips for Estate Planning

When it comes to the topic of estates, Stephen White, regional leader of wealth planning for BMO Wealth Management, sums up the importance of having a plan. “Spending a little time to get all your affairs in order is one of ...

How to Maintain the Charm of an Older Home When Remodeling

One of the biggest mistakes people make when trying to renovate an older home is to implement trendy improvements rather than timeless ones, as Nicole Curtis, host of HGTV’s “Rehab Addict,” relates. She recommends home owners ...

Should You Get a Construction Loan or a Home Equity Line of Credit?

It’s always been your dream not to simply buy a home for retirement, but to build one from the ground up that is perfectly suited to your vision for how you want to spend your twilight years. To achieve this dream, two of the ...

Celebrating National Homeownership Month – 2019

June marks National Homeownership Month, a time when we celebrate the many benefits of owning a home and what that brings to families, neighborhoods and communities across the country. For those of you who aren’t familiar with ...

Guide to Purchasing a Second Property

If you’re in the market to buy a second property, you’re probably familiar with the purchasing process. Be careful, though, to not let your confidence or knowledge push you into a rush decision. Buying a property, whether ...

Essential Improvements to Make Before Listing Your House

If sentimental value translated into actual dollars, selling your house would be easy. Alas, putting your house on the market requires a great deal of work. There are parts of your home that you might find charming or comforting, ...

Know the Differences between Simple and Compound Interest

When borrowing money, odds are you’ll be paying interest on that loan. It pays to know the differences between simple and compound interest and how these can be advantageous or disadvantageous for you in various situations, ...

Introducing: Colonial’s Spanish Language Home Loan Portal

Colonial is proud and excited to introduce our new, Spanish language home loan portal. The Spanish Language Home Loan Portal continues the theme that GoColonial.com set forth when it was launched in April 2016 – education and ...

How To Appeal Your Property Tax Assessment

Every year, homeowners get a property tax bill based on the perceived value of their home. However, sometimes the assessors that estimate what a home and its property are worth miss things or misinterpret data to come up with ...