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ATTENTION HOMEBUYERS: USDA (GRH) UPDATE   On Wednesday March 20th 2013, the Senate approved legislation that would fund the government thru the end of September.  Inside this legislation is included a Continuing Resolution to extend the current USDA territories for an additional 6 months.  If pas...
ATTENTION HOMEBUYERS: USDA (GRH) FUNDING UPDATE FISCAL YEAR 2012 FUNDS AVAILABLE UNDER CONTINUING RESOLUTION!   Fiscal Year 2012 funds have been made available for purchase transactions for the USDA Rural Development Loan Program under a Continuing Resolution which expires on November 18, 2011.  ...
ATTENTION HOMEBUYERS: USDA (GRH) FUNDING UPDATE In recent years, funding shortages due to overwhelming volume and program demand may have prohibited some homebuyers from utilizing the USDA Guaranteed Rural Housing Loan Program.  Fiscal year 2011 is different and Congress has responded to lender r...
Excellent post by NY Realtor J. Philip Faranda about the importance of understanding that there is more to buying a home than just the price.  Pay attention folks! Price & Terms RULE!!!Price and Terms.  Price. Terms.  I will bet you a 6-pack of Old Milwaukee that if you ask first-time buyers what...
Excellent blog post by Realtor Tish Lloyd from Wrightsville Beach, NC about how to sell your home for the most money... "Curb Appeal, Staging and PRICING IT RIGHT!"I was recently asked, "How can I get the most money for my house?"   Now, this is not a new question for REALTORS® and frankly, the a...
Fiscal Year 2011 Funding for the USDA Guaranteed Rural Housing Program October 1st, 2010 marked the beginning of Fiscal Year 2011 for USDA Rural Development.  Traditionally, when a new fiscal year begins there is a brief delay in available funding.  Such is the case this year, as USDA Rural Devel...
I always like the "why I need a realtor" blog posts.  It just common sense. Plus Realtors have the time and resources to find the "good'uns"!  Real estate is not rocket science, in fact in some respects selling real estate is simple. There is however a big difference between simple and easy. Some...
On September 8, 2010, funding for the USDA Guaranteed Rural Development Program was restored nationwide. As a result, Georgia Rural Development Field Offices will be completing the funding process for loans which received "Subject to" Conditional Commitments.  This process will take priority over...
More thought provoking ways to save money on energy costs!  Very important with the expected increase in energy costs in the near future.  Thanks to Connecticut Realtor Chris Canfield!I thought you might enjoy some more ways to save money by going green that I have come across (these are good any...
Funding Restored for the USDA Guaranteed Rural Development Program Effective September 8, 2010, USDA Rural Development has announced that the Agency has completed all system enhancements to support the newly legislated guarantee fee of 3.5% and that funding for the USDA Guaranteed Rural Housing (...

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