Married - husband living abroad and earning - supporting self and wife
You are in luck. You are allowed to deduct mortgage interest on your main home or second home. However, if you are trying to take the foreign earned income or housing exclusion then your tax home must be abroad. And you must meet either the physical presence test or the bona fide residence test. Maintaining a home in the United States would more than likely make you ineligible for this exclusion from your income.