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    • Protect Yourself

      Home is a place you should feel safe and secure. Sometimes, we take it for granted and unfortunately, we do need to remain vigilant about things we do that could compromise our well-being. Here are a few tips you might want to consider. Everyone l...
      Written by InTouch
    • Pre-approval Gives Everyone Confidence

      The benefits of buyer's pre-approval are without question; it is good for the buyers, the sellers and the agents. It saves time, money and removes the uncertainty of knowing whether the buyer is qualified. The direct benefits include: Amount the b...
      Written by InTouch
    • Just a thought

      Whether you're refinancing your current home or buying a new one, something worth considering is a 15 year loan rather than a 30 year term. The payments will be a little higher but you'll get a lower interest rate and you'll build equity much faster. ...
      Written by InTouch
    • It’s Worth Checking Out

      "Anyone may arrange his affairs so that his taxes shall be as low as possible...for nobody owes any public duty to pay more than the law demands."  Judge Learned Hand This opinion refers to federal income tax but the logic and spirit can easily be...
      Written by InTouch
    • Tax-Free Income

      Some residents of Augusta, Georgia have purchased tickets to the Master's for years but have never attended the famous golf tournament. It's because they include the tickets as a bonus to the people who rent their home during the event. Each year, owne...
      Written by InTouch
    • Save Money…Be Comfortable

      Automatic thermostats can lower your monthly utility costs while conveniently regulating your comfort by adjusting temperatures on your heating and cooling systems. These can be particularly effective in homes with zoned systems where you live in one a...
      Written by InTouch
    • Have You Backed Up Your Home?

      Personal computers have been around long enough that everyone has experienced or knows someone who has lost their data due to a hard drive crash, accident or burglary. If they had a backup, the loss was inconvenient but not critical. Do you have a back...
      Written by InTouch
    • MID Limited per Residence

      A recent U.S. Tax Court ruling clarified the IRS position that the $1.1 million limit for mortgage interest deduction applies per residence and not per taxpayer as some high-priced homeowners were hoping. A married homeowner filing jointly can have ful...
      Written by InTouch
    • Before You Call the Repairman

      Have you ever had a service company to your home to repair something and find out that it really wasn't "broken"? It probably conjured up ambivalent feelings of joy that it wasn't something serious and frustration that you had to pay a service call for...
      Written by InTouch
    • Don’t Miss the Recall

      Occasionally, you hear about an important recall on a product you have and you take care of it immediately. However, if you were to miss such a notice, it could put you or your family in jeopardy. You can subscribe to the U.S. government's service to n...
      Written by InTouch

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