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Energy Efficient Upgrades in Your Home Can Have Tax Benefit

The New American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 does not just encourage buyers to buy but also provides tax incentives to make your home more energy efficient.

See below what the National Association of Realtor’s (NAR) had to say on its site:

“Home Energy Investments in Stimulus

Among many provisions, H.R. 1, the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009,” invests significantly in making housing and buildings more energy efficient. It provides:

  • $6 billion in state energy efficiency and conservation grants for energy audits and financial incentives,
  • $5 billion for a modern electricity grid and home smart meters that save money on power bills, and
  • $5 billion for weatherization assistance and $2 billion for federally assisted housing (section 8).

Through 2010, homeowners will be able to claim a 30% tax credit (up from 10%) for purchases of new furnaces, windows and insulation. The energy efficiency grants, new funding for Brownsfields redevelopment, and Energy Department Loan guarantees to develop on-site alternative energy sources will especially benefit commercial real estate. ”

Quoted From NAR

Consult your Tax Advisor.

Pittsburgh Stays Strong With Healthcare and Technology

Every day I continue to read great things about Pittsburgh. After the steel industry went out years ago, focus was put into education centers and that blossomed into a city with great strength in healthcare and technology.

“Unemployment is 5.5 percent, far below the national average. While housing prices sank nearly everywhere in the last year, they rose here. Wages are also up. Foreclosures are comparatively uncommon.

A generation ago, the steel industry that built Pittsburgh and still dominated its economy entered its death throes. In the early 1980s, the city was being talked about the way Detroit is now. Its very survival was in question. ”

Quoted from the New York Times

Read more about what they have to say.

Town Home Living at it’s Best!

This three bedroom 2 1/2 bath home is approximately one year young. Immaculate – Ready to move in! The home has a huge lot going back 380 feet with a meandering pathway. You can cozy up to the gas fire place when it snows. The gas bills are low. There is a large full basement for all your storage needs. Things that have been recently added that were not included by the builder is new front storm door and cement front walk-way.

Excellent starter home or great for downsizing. Inquire about possible owner financing.

For more details click here.