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2011 

Helping others become homeowners protects your home's value and builds stronger communities. When people move from renting to owning a home, they're more likely to vote, get involved in community groups, and care about their home's appearance. The children of homeowners do 23% better in school, a...
02/10/2011
Get an "A" on your Schedule A Form: Dodge these tax deduction pitfalls to save time, money, and an IRS investigation. Trap #1: Line 6 - real estate taxes Your monthly mortgage payment often includes money for a tax escrow, from which the lender pays your local real estate taxes.The money you send...
02/10/2011
From energy tax credits to vacation home deductions, check out these tax tips for homeowners looking ahead to 2010 returns. Claim remaining energy tax credits It's time to get cracking if you didn't exhaust your full allotment of residential energy tax credits during 2009. Although tax credits fo...
02/10/2011
Sidestep snares in the complex IRS Form 5695 to get all the 2010 energy tax credits you've got coming. Fill out the right part of Form 5695 What type of system did you install? If it's one of the following, complete Part 1 for Nonbusiness Energy Tax Credits. Biomass stoves Insulation HVAC systems...
02/10/2011
Don't rouse the IRS or pay more taxes than necessary-know the score on each home tax deduction and credit. Sin #1: Deducting the wrong year for property taxes You take a tax deduction for property taxes in the year you (or the holder of your escrow account) actually paid them. Some taxing authori...
02/10/2011
Here's how to clean up your credit so you get the least-expensive home loan possible. 1. Know your credit score Credit scores range from 300 to 850, and the higher, the better. They're based on whether you've paid personal loans, car loans, credit cards, and other debt in full and on time in the ...
02/10/2011
Peter Testa | Nationwide Homes | (203) 442-3873 2A Jeanette St. #46, Danbury, CT Spacious 3 Bedroom, 1 ½ Bath Townhouse 3BR/1+1BA Townhouse offered at $199,000 Year Built 1984 Sq Footage 1,638 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 1 full, 1 partial Floors 2 Parking Unspecified Lot Size Unspecified HOA/Maint $0 p...
02/05/2011
Another Short Sale Success... Peter Testa | Nationwide Homes | (203) 442-3873 62 Sumac St., Waterbury, CT JUST SOLD! February 2011- A lot of home! Move in Ready with Space for the Whole Family. 3BR/2BA Single Family House JUST SOLD for $85,000 Year Built 1985 Sq Footage 1,684 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms...
02/04/2011
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