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Thinking of Remodeling in 2013?

Thinking of Remodeling in 2013?

Does your home look the way you want it to?  Are you interested in making changes?  If you answered yes to the second question, you are not alone. A recent survey of 29,127 respondents sponsored by Houzz, a premier home…

Tax Credit Extensions Could Affect Your Home

Tax Credit Extensions Could Affect Your Home

If you thought you no longer qualified for tax savings on improvements done in 2011 or 2012, you’ve had a reprieve. The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 extended residential energy tax credits for existing energy efficient homes retroactively, meaning…

Reminders of Summer Past

Reminders of Summer Past

My friend, neighbor and gardener recently shared this post with me.  I had forgotten how wonderful my yard is and why I love it so much.  On these chilly days, I am able to warm up by the computer!  I…

How Much Should You Spend on Your Home Purchase

How Much Should You Spend on Your Home Purchase

Buying a home starts with determining how much house you can afford. While it’s important to be careful of buying more house than you can afford, changes in the mortgage industry make doing that nearly impossible these days. Recent restrictions on debt…

3.8% Tax and Health Care

3.8% Tax and Health Care

I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about the 3.8% tax on investment properties and the Affordable Care Act. This video should help explain things. (If you have trouble opening the video, here’s the LINK) This is NOT a…

Maintaining the Fireplace in Your Home

Maintaining the Fireplace in Your Home

As colder weather approaches, images and thoughts of home-cooked baked goods and cider by the fire seem to be everywhere, from the local home improvement stores to pinterest. Have you readied your home for the approaching season? A little preparation…