Does homeownership pay during tax time?

  • Just in time for the tax deadline, Trulia released a study about low homeownership rates among women and minorities and how that keeps them from reaping the benefits of the mortgage interest tax deduction.
  • According to the study, women and minorities are unable to take advantage of the MITD because of various factors such as a lack of generational wealth and lower pay rates.
  • Another study by John Burns Real Estate Consulting examined homeowner tax deductions as a whole and concluded that homeowners, in general, haven't reaped the full benefits of homeownership since 2008 due to falling interest rates and home prices.

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On Thursday, Trulia released a study that highlights the gap in homeownership rates for women and minorities. According to the study, women and minorities who identify as the head of their household still aren’t borrowing to buy homes at the same rate of men and whites, even with the same income.