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Well, We've had a couple of storms blow thru, and the seasonal color is now running down the streets in riveletts of water.  Unless of course those leaves are blocking the drains. A little GOOD NEIGHBOR maintenance.  UNPLUG the storm drains,..  use your shovel, snow shovel and let the water f...
11/20/2009
I love ACTIVE RAIN...  Here is a video on TAX CREDIT MYTHS,, Did you know?  a FIRST TIME HOMEBUYER  means only that you havent owned a home in the LAST 3 years?? Congress has passed new legislation that extends the First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credit of up to $8,000 to first-time home buyers until A...
11/09/2009
As a member of the NAHB, I receive updates as they update their website.  They have just updated this fabulously informative site, to include the newest edition of the tax credit and the EXISTING HOMEOWNER TAX CREDIT, at http://federalhousingtaxcredit.com/ This is a terrific resource for consumer...
11/09/2009
Tonight on the local news, I heard a tidbit about the extension passing.  So I looked on the internet and could hardly find a thing....awful quiet about such BIG NEWS. I found an article at Business Week, so I'll include the link below.  Its NOT as great as the plan I heard 4 days ago, but st...
10/28/2009
Yes, there is quite a bit of chatter out there about EXTENDING the tax credit.  IN ADDITION to the extension, there is considerable effort towards EXPANDING the TAX CREDIT beyond FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS to include resellers/buyers. NO, this has not happened yet!  But stay in touch with me at http:...
10/20/2009
This morning, I got an email from a national relocation research company that calls on me for area statistics.  Her question was ..how much have homes gone UP? since march. Well the MARKET ACTION from the MLS does say median and average home prices are up in august.  Inventories show at 8 months,...
09/16/2009
   Today I received some statistics from the MLS, on the local real estate market.  INVENTORY IS COMING DOWN!  THAT CAN MEAN FIRMING OF PRICING, if the SALES TRENDS continue. looking at the inventory levels for the month of AUGUST...indicate a reduction and near 2007 levels.(chart is below) If yo...
09/15/2009
This is an amazing value, priced to sell and just $90.00 square foot.   1214 NE 122nd Ave LARGE FENCED YARD, DOG RUN, HOT TUB, DECKS, VIEW of Pasture, .....well it has NEW SIDING, NEW WINDOWS,  NEW ROOF, FRESH PAINTS. The neatest thing about this place is has a 2nd living quarters..perfect for ho...
09/11/2009
 Well, we are back from vacation and back to business.  So my phone is ringing off the hook with FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS!  Anxious to BUY A HOME, and use the $8,000 TAX CREDIT.  And want a DEAL.  So they want to by a SHORT SALE.  ... Yesterday I found 300 homes for one client to choose from that w...
09/10/2009
We all use email to communicate with our clients.., to stay in touch, provide Real Estate Market Information, TAX CREDIT updates, Trends in Lending, and more................ but wouldnt it be far more personal to send a video email?  I have a template software that allows me to produce a personal...
09/06/2009
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