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I need some pointers here!

All I wanted to do was take the points from my mortgage for my new house and add them to the standard deduction. No dice apparently after I read p530 from the IRS.
Not what I wanted to hear, in fact I was pretty friggin PO'd since I see nothing unfair with what I am trying to do.
So.... do I just rack my brains and itemize "expenses" until I reach my standard deduction and then add the house "points" to that? Since I have never done this and have no desire to meet with a tax advisor (if possible), or at least know what I am talking about before I meet them.
So... where can I read up on this stuff?

Thanks!
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