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•1.      Don't Get "Pre-Qualified"! Do you want to get the best house you can for the least amount of money?  Then make sure you are in the strongest negotiating position possible. Price is only one bargaining chip in the negotiations, and not necessarily the most important one. Oft...
11/06/2009
       Develop a family budget. Instead of budgeting what you'd like to spend, use receipts to create a budget for what you actually spent over the last six months. One advantage of this approach is that it factors in unexpected expenses, such as car repairs, illnesses, etc., as well as predi...
11/06/2009
You read the title correctly, Congress has voted to extend the tax credit for first time buyers till April which needs to close by end of June. Congress has not left out the second home buyer, as they too will receive an amount of $6,500. Second time buyers would have to own their home for at lea...
10/29/2009
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Existing home sales rose 9.4% in September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.57 million units from 5.1 million units in August. The increase was largely due to the tax incentive for first-time homebuyers. According to the ICSC-Goldman Sachs index, retail sales rose 0.2% in the week ending...
10/28/2009
If you are on the fences about becoming a homeowner because you don't have the 3.5% down payment as required by the FHA. I am sure you would agree when I say, this is the best market to take advantage of great prices and low interest rates. If the First Time Buyer Credit is extended, you can ...
10/25/2009
The U.S. non-manufacturing sector grew for the first time since August 2008. The Institute for Supply Management reported the monthly index of non-manufacturing activity rose to 50.9 in September from 48.4 in August. A reading above 50 signals expansion. Big gains were made in new orders, up more...
10/14/2009
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