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2009 

To take advantage of the federal tax credit of up to $8,000, eligible first-time homebuyers have until the end of business on November 30, 2009, to close their loans. Historically, it has taken 30 to 45 days to close a loan. However, new appraisal and disclosure requirements that recently took ef...
09/23/2009
Home Affordable Refinance Program Now To 125% LTV. If you have a consistent history of paying your existing mortgage on time, but have had challenges refinancing due to market conditions, then you may be able to take advantage of a lower mortgage rate or payment through this program. Am I eligib...
09/21/2009
Excellent article by Money Magazines senior writer, Donna Rosato!  Check it out.   Materials costs are plunging, and contractors are begging for work. Suddenly that long-postponed remodel is looking like a smart idea. By Donna Rosato, Money Magazine senior writer Last Updated: December 8, 2008: 3...
09/21/2009
Home remodeling projects come in all shapes and sizes:  from updating a kitchen to give it a fresh look to an extensive gut and rebuild of an entire house.      The nationwide housing boom of the past few years has extended beyond the initial purchase of a house.  People are putting money into th...
09/21/2009
Wells Fargo retained its top spot as the nation's No. 1 originator of renovation financing.  Based on data provided by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Wells Fargo had 2007 endorsements and 34.81 percent market share in fiscal year 2008.      While spending on home repai...
09/21/2009
Ten Facts about the First-Time Homebuyer Credit  Many taxpayers who purchase a home this year will qualify for an $8,000 federal tax credit. The refundable first-time homebuyer credit is a major tax provision in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. But time is running out to qualif...
09/21/2009
Ten Facts about the First-Time Homebuyer Credit  Many taxpayers who purchase a home this year will qualify for an $8,000 federal tax credit. The refundable first-time homebuyer credit is a major tax provision in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. But time is running out to qualif...
09/21/2009
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