June 5, 2011
Skylights have always been a great addition to a home to allow more light into rooms that dont have alot of light, the downfall being the sometimes long tunnels. Then came along the reflective tunnel skylight which they are great for adding light into a bath room, laundry room or other room you can’t install a normal skylight. The room has a round cover on the ceiling and then a small dome on the roof. The downfall was you would typically not want the dome on the front of a home for appearance. Now comes Velux with their introduction a new sun tunnel with the same great interior appearanceand still allow natural light in an interior room but no dome on the outside, it can now look like a skylight!
Now the options are endless. Want a simply skylight, maybe a 2′x2′ or 2′x4′. You can go big with a 4′x4′ or get into venting or shaded skylights too. When you don’t want the long ceiling tunnel you can go to a sun tunnel. Dependant on your choice and options, tax credit may be eligible.
For any questions on skylights or windows, let Modern Homes, Inc. in conjunction with our Exterior division help with any questions. Contact Modern Homes, Inc now.
July 22, 2010
Take advantage of the homebuyer tax credit extension for members of the military in one of the best times to buy in years!
Who qualifies for the military homebuyer tax credit extension?
Members of the uniformed services, members of the Foreign Service and employees of the intelligence community who served on qualified official extended duty service outside the U.S. for at least 90 days during the period beginning after Dec. 31, 2008 and ending before May 1, 2010.
How much is the credit?
First-time buyers receive up to a credit of $8,000. Long-time homeowners receive up to a credit of $6,500.
What is the new deadline for using the tax credit?
Eligible homebuyers must enter into a binding contract to buy a principal residence on or before April 30, 2011. The taxpayer then has until June 30, 2011 to close on the purchase.
Which properties are eligible?
Any single-family home (including condos, co-ops, townhouses) that will be used as a taxpayer’s primary residence.
July 1, 2010
You can receive up to $1500.00 tax credit for eligible upgrades to your home.
You can upgrade the efficiency of your home and save money in the long term on your utility bills and receive a Federal Tax Credit for completing the upgrade.
Items would include HVAC, Insulation, Doors & Windows, Water Heaters & Roofing. There are other items eligible, including solar upgrades that are eligible for the credit.