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Monthly Archives: January 2012

  • In search of an honest man

    In search of an honest man

    Similar to Diogenes’ search for an honest man, homeowners want someone to do quality repairs at a fair price.  The task appears reasonably easy but if you’ve ever tried to locate someone to fix something, you know just how difficult i...
    Written by InTouch
  • Deductible Is the Point

    Deductible Is the Point

    Points refer to prepaid interest on a home mortgage and can be fully deductible by the buyer in the year paid if the right conditions exist. The points must be used to buy, build or improve a taxpayer's principal residence but not all fees charged by t...
    Written by InTouch
  • Choose Your Deduction

    Choose Your Deduction

    One third of all U.S. households, 75% of households with more than $75,000 income and most homeowners itemize their deduction on their federal income tax returns. It makes sense because the interest paid on their mortgage and their property taxes proba...
    Written by InTouch
  • Forced Savings…Really?

    Forced Savings…Really?

    Part of the American Dream is to own a home. A home is a place to call your own; a place to raise your family and share with your friends. A home is a place to feel safe and secure. A home is a good investment? In a recent report* by Beracha and Johnso...
    Written by InTouch
  • The “Right Size” Home

    The “Right Size” Home

    Work hard, buy a home, start a family and continue to upgrade your home until everyone has enough room. This has been the blueprint for lots of homeowners for the last fifty years but there is certainly a shift in thinking that could change all of that...
    Written by InTouch

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