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Building a new home as an investment

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Building a new home can often be a great investment. In addition to the normal tax advantages of investment properties including the ability to tax deduct mortgage interest against your rental  income, you can also deduct a generous depreciation allowance for the fixtures and fittings of the home.  Here are some other reasons that a new home can be a great investment.  New building and less maintenance As a landlord, you are required to fix any issues with the house.…

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How to Make Your Home's Aluminum Fencing More Decorative While Still Being Secure

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Aluminum fencing is a good alternative to wrought iron, as the metal of aluminum can easily be bent into just about any shape and then also powder coated to look like iron. This gives you a more affordable choice than wrought iron, and one that is very durable as well. However, you may be concerned with the overall look of an aluminum fence, since you don’t want your home to look like a compound or to seem overly imposing while still being secure.…

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How to Choose Between Floor Trusses and I-Beam Floor Joists

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Various structures go into the construction of a new house. Among these are the structures used in supporting the floor. The most popular floor support structures are trusses and joists. Like every homeowner, you want every aspect of your home to be perfect. How do you choose between trusses and joists? Understanding the following features of these support structures is vital in making this decision. Design and installation Floor trusses are made of timber frames.…

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