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  • Loan Interest On Home Improvements

    It’s tax time again and lots of us are burning the midnight oil looking for every deduction possible. First, there’s the Tax Reform Act of 1986 allowing us to deduct the interest on loans secured by one’s...

    • Posted February 1, 2015
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  • Hand on Thermostat, Air conditioners
    10 Tips to Weatherize Your Home

    List for weatherizing your home: 10. Caulk around windows and doors and cracks in siding or stucco. 9. Weatherstrip windows and doors and repair thresholds and door bottoms. 8. Seal large gaps and plumbing and electrical penetrations...

    • Posted February 14, 2014
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  • Awnings: A Cool Way to Keep Protected

    Even though the Sun is 93-million miles away, its rays are a powerful force — coming to Earth at 186,000 miles a second. Its heat, light and destructive ultra-violet rays wreak havoc on everything they touch, from...

    • Posted February 14, 2014
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    Deducting Interest on Home-Improvement Loans

    Since the tax reform act of 1986, one of the biggest deductions that a homeowner has is the interest on loans secured by his residence. A new kitchen, bath or added space will add comfort to a...

    • Posted January 24, 2014
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  • DIY Statistics & Trends

    What other homeowners are doing and what type of projects are brewing Planning some home improvements? Wondering what others are up to with regard to projects and cost? Interest rates are at an all-time low and home...

    • Posted January 4, 2014
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  • Basement Remodeling

    Want a basement rec’ room (to avoid a wrecked living room)? What to know Got lots of company today — friends and relatives visiting, relaxing and watching football? Here’s what you’ll need to know if you’re considering...

    • Posted January 4, 2014
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  • Charlie’s Angles on Dishwashers

    Don’t take your dishwasher for granted. (Be a grime fighter!) John Forsythe, the mystery voice of “Charlie’s Angels,” was born in 1918. For nearly 25 years every show opened with his smoothly delivered “Good morning, Angels.” Now...

    • Posted January 3, 2014
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