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Tax Time… What you need to know.

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Tax Deductions for Home Modifications in 2010 If you have spent money during the last year on home modifications or installing special equipment in your home to accommodate a medical condition or disability, you will be pleased to know that you may be able to recoup some, if not all, of the costs.  The Federal [...]

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Aging In Place

Our friends at SES Insurance Brokerage Services just published the 2nd Quarter Newsletter with a great article from our very own Jane Hampton.  We have reposted the full article below or you can read it in the SES Insurance Brokerage Services 2nd Quarter Newsletter. Baby boomers are changing how and where they are choosing to grow [...]

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Access Features for People with Visual Impairments

Many building and remodeling contractors have some ideas as to what could be done for wheelchair access, but most are at a loss as to what features can be incorporated for diminishing eyesight. This process takes time, effort and expertise; and the access solutions should be customized to each individual’s needs. Read the full article [...]

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Preparing Your Home for Visitors with Disabilities: Accessibility Issues

Will you soon be entertaining a guest with a disability or are you an individual with a disability?  There are many things that can be done to temporarily make any home more accessible and user-friendly for visitors with disabilities.  Read the article from Disaboom.com to find out more.  Contact us with any questions if you [...]

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Grab Bars for Bathrooms: What You Should Know Before Installation

The type of shower determines the installation method and products needed to have a successful installation. State Building Codes and Federal accessibility guidelines for public buildings require grab bars be installed to support a minimum 250 pounds. Read More  Grab Bars for Bathrooms: What You Should Know Before Installation

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Accessible Home Modifications in Rental Housing

Do you live in rental housing and find you are in needed of architectural modifications to accommodate a disability? Do you think because you live in rental housing you can not make any architectural changes? …or has your landlord denied your request to make changes to your rental unit? Full article on disaboom.com Accessible Home [...]

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Tax Deductions for Accessible Home Modifications

Have you spent money during the last year on home modifications or installing special equipment in your home to accommodate a medical condition or disability? You will be pleased to know that you may be able to recoup some, if not all, of the costs. Both the Federal Government and many states offer tax incentives [...]

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Accessible Home Remodeling? Check the Contract Carefully

When it comes to hiring a contractor and signing a contract, it is important to make sure your home and finances are protected. Each contractor presents their bid in a different manner indicating what they will be doing and how much it will cost. Read the full article on disaboom.com Accessible Home Remodeling? Check the [...]

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Lake Access: Getting From the Cabin to the Lake With a Mobility Impairment

If you have lakeside property with a steep hill down to the lake, have you noticed that the slope is becoming more and more difficult to navigate? There are many reasons why negotiating steep slopes become very difficult … but there are options to assist you in making your lake property accessible. Read the full [...]

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When It Comes to an Accessible Kitchen, Bigger Doesn’t Always Mean Better

Do you have a small kitchen that is not architecturally possible to enlarge? Do you need additional storage within an “accessible” reach range? When looking at a standard kitchen, a significant amount of storage is “out-of-reach”. For people with disabilities AND a small kitchen, the issues are compounded. Read the full article on disaboom.com When [...]

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