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Posted by Todd Alperin on 12/17/2017

Whether youíre bringing home a new puppy or adopting an adult dog, your new 4-legged friend is sure to be a part of the family. Just as you would when bringing home a new baby, youíll want to make preparations to your space for both you and your dogís safety.  You donít want to overlook anything and then have you or your pet get hurt. As a rule of thumb: Anything that you would protect a baby from you should protect a dog from. These dangers include:


  • Chemicals
  • Prescription medications
  • Small parts that can be ingested
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Hazardous houseplants
  • Chocolate/candy
  • Steep stairways


Keep your furry friend healthy and save yourself from costly vet bills by taking precautions. Simple measures can make a big difference. Safety items that you can use to help protect both you and your pet are:


  • Gates
  • Power strip covers
  • Locks for cabinets
  • Keep pills, candy, and chemicals on high shelves that canít be reached
  • Cord wranglers


These little devices can prevent your dog from chewing or getting into hazardous things. Itís also a good idea to protect dogs from steep falls on stairways and decks by blocking certain areas off. Since many dogs donít know what to keep out of their snouts, you want to think like a dog and know that if they can chew it, they will!  


Keep Your Dog Out Of The Trash


Dogs tend to like to see what they can find in the trash. If you get a trashcan that canít be accessed by dogs, you wonít need to worry. A hidden trashcan in a cabinet or island can help to alleviate this problem. You can also get a can with a lid that canít be easily popped off.


Keep The Dogís Access To A Minimum


If your dog is home alone all day while youíre at work you may want to close doors or put up gates in order to restrict the dog to a certain area of the house. This way, the dog will know his place and wonít be able to cause any kind of damage.     

 

Keep Clutter To A Minimum


Clutter is dangerous to both humans and dogs alike. If you know a dog is bound to chew things, put it away! Keeping floors and pathways clean also protects both you and your pet from tripping. Staying organized is also a positive for everyone in the house.  


If you always think with safety in mind when you have a dog, youíll keep both you and your pet safe in your home the whole year through.   

     




Tags: pets   Dog safety  
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Posted by Todd Alperin on 12/14/2017


105 King George Drive, Georgetown, MA 01833

Rental

$2,300
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Very nice three bedroom townhouse. First floor features large living room. Kitchen with gas cooking and tile floor. Dining room with built-ins. Half bath with tiled flooring. Second floor features three spacious bedrooms with master bedroom having a master bath. 2.5 tiled baths total. Bonus room in basement. In unit laundry. Nice country location and close to highway.
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December 16 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
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Posted by Todd Alperin on 12/11/2017


105 King George Drive, Georgetown, MA 01833

Rental

$2,300
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Very nice three bedroom townhouse. First floor features large living room. Kitchen with gas cooking and tile floor. Dining room with built-ins. Half bath with tiled flooring. Second floor features three spacious bedrooms with master bedroom having a master bath. 2.5 tiled baths total. Bonus room in basement. In unit laundry. Nice country location and close to highway.
Open House
Saturday
December 16 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
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Location: 105 King George Drive, Georgetown, MA 01833    Get Directions






Categories: Open House  


Posted by Todd Alperin on 12/11/2017


105 King George Drive, Georgetown, MA 01833

Rental

$2,300
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Very nice three bedroom townhouse. First floor features large living room. Kitchen with gas cooking and tile floor. Dining room with built-ins. Half bath with tiled flooring. Second floor features three spacious bedrooms with master bedroom having a master bath. 2.5 tiled baths total. Bonus room in basement. In unit laundry. Nice country location and close to highway.
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Tags: Georgetown   Real Estate   01833   Rental  
Categories: New Homes  


Posted by Todd Alperin on 12/10/2017

Owning a home is one of the biggest financial undertakings that youíll ever have. There are some benefits to owning a home. Many of these benefits come each April when we file our taxes. There are a few very commonly overlooked tax breaks that homeowners have the chance to claim as deductions that you might not be taking advantage of. 


Going Green


Thereís many different tax breaks that are available on a state-by-state basis based on green improvements that have been made to a home. Rates vary, but can save you a significant amount on your taxes. Aside from the money that youíre already saving on utility bills, the solar panels that you have installed, the low-flow toilet you put in, or the new efficient windows that you replaced can really save you some significant money. Check with your tax preparer for specific details on the savings that you can have from your state and even city or town based on these home improvements. 


Mortgage Interest Tax Savings


This tax break is one of the biggest motivators for people to take the leap into homeownership. Since you have the ability to write off a significant amount of mortgage debt, in some cases 1 million dollars, it makes renting look less and less attractive. To take advantage of this deduction, however, youíll need to itemize your deductions. This is not something many taxpayers actually do. If you want to take advantage of the mortgage interest deduction and the property tax deduction, youíll need to start itemizing each and every tax deduction that you have. 


For many people, itemizing the deductions wonít even add up. This is why many people avoid it altogether. For people in this situation, it may make more sense to take the standard deduction. If you are eligible to itemize, however, as a homeowner, you definitely should take advantage of these benefits. 


Interest On Home Improvement Loans


If you have recently taken out a loan to do some major work around your home, the interest on this loan could be tax deductible. While many loans that may be greater than 100% of the property value arenít eligible for tax deductions, up to $100,000 of your debt on a home improvement loan can be tax deductible. 



Private Mortgage Insurance


You may be eligible to deduct your PMI premiums from your taxes. The amount of deduction that you can claim is dependent on your AGI (adjusted Gross Income) and may be less if that number is above $100,000.


If youíre a homeowner and feel that you havenít been taking advantage of all of the tax breaks that are available to you, itís important that you get more information on how to get these benefits.