Homeowners still have time this year to rack up a $200-$500 federal tax credit on new windows and doors, according to consumer website HouseLogic. The key is ensuring they install products that fit the Feds’ exacting standards. If you installed new windows and doors in 2012 and haven’t already taken advantage of the energy tax credit program,…

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There are multiple reasons why it’s a great time to buy a home: Interest rates are at a record low, home prices are attractive and, accordingly, overall affordability is at an all-time high. But there are other advantages that first-time home buyers often overlook: the tax benefits of home ownership. These benefits can save hundreds…

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As the media centers on this week’s Supreme Court decision on the health care law, builders and the residential construction industry continue to wrestle with false rumors circulating the Internet that the new 3.8% Medicare tax on so-called unearned income set to take effect in 2013 is a straight tax on the sale of a…

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