Monthly Archives: March 2013

    • Bunch Your Taxes and Save

      One of the drawbacks to low mortgage rates is that the total interest and property taxes paid for the year may be lower than the standard deduction.  A little planning might be able to help you at least every other year. Most homeowners know they ...
      Written by InTouch
    • Eliminate the Mortgage Insurance

      Pre-paying your mortgage can save thousands in interest and build equity in your home. As cheap as mortgage rates are currently, they're higher than you can earn on your savings. If you don't need the money any time soon, pre-paying the mortgage can be...
      Written by InTouch
    • Maintaining Comfort

      Some people refer to the heating and air conditioning systems as the "comfort systems."  If you've ever had to be without one in the dead of winter or the heat of summer, lack of comfort may be an understatement.  Simple maintenance with...
      Written by InTouch
    • Your Deduction…Your Choice

      Taxpayers are allowed to decide each year whether to take the standard deduction or to itemize their deduction when filing their personal income tax returns.  Roughly, 75% of households with more than $75,000 income and most homeowners itemize the...
      Written by InTouch
    • Low Inventories Indicate a Trend

      Low inventory is a relative term depending on how you're comparing it.  Would the comparison be to total number of homes on the market last year, homes in a certain price range or homes in a certain area?  In some situations, it's a combinati...
      Written by InTouch

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