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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Winter is Here - Is Your Home Tight?

December 21st. The first day of Winter.  Hopefully as we venture forth into the winter your home is already prepared for the colder months and you won't be seeing money fly out the window (or door or roof) due to an poorly sealed and insulated home.

Check out this seven minute overview of the Building Envelope (done in 2010).

The Department of Energy and Energy Star have indicated that sealing and insulating the envelope of your home (walls, ceilings, windows, doors and floors)  is the most cost effective way to improve energy efficiency.

Another reason to think about the building envelope.   Resale!  Home buyers are looking for ways to save on their investment.  And if they have the option of choosing a home that has been well cared for and is more energy efficient which home do you think they would choose (all other things being equal).

For more information on how you can improve and save on energy costs visit.

Welcome to winter - Stay Warm!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Wishing You And Yours A Happy Holiday

I know its a busy time of year, but I just wanted to take a moment to send you warm Holiday Greetings.  Wishing you and yours the quiet beauty of a peaceful holiday season. Debbie Mae Kershaw/ Realtor, Weichert Realtors Points East Yankee Trader, Portsmouth, NH 063801 - 603-430-1003

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Home Ownership Matters

Home Ownership Matters - Don’t let Congress take away your Home Interest Deductions!
Right now, there is a discussion going on in Congress that could have a huge impact on your home and your wallet.
How? Congress is considering eliminating income tax deductions for our homes.
If some lawmakers in Congress have it their way, we could see big changes not only to federal income tax deductions for mortgage interest and property taxes, but also a change to the homeowner’s capital gains exemption. What that means is that current and future homeowners would pay more taxes every year!
In these tough times, we can’t afford to lose important deductions. By signing our petition and sending a letter to your representative, you cantell Congress to keep our home interest deductions intact.