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2008 

There is a new tax credit for First time home buyers in the Mortgage bailout bill that is now in Congress. First time home buyers (married, filing joint) would receive a 10% tax credit up to $8000 on their purchase.  There is a max of $4000 for singles.  However, you would be required to pay the ...
Posted almost 6 years ago
With the 4th of July just around the corner, see if you can answer these two questions..... 1.) 3 US Presidents died on the 4th of July.  Which one of the following was NOT one of them? Thomas Jefferson Woodrow Wilson John Adams James Monroe     2.) One US President was born on the 4th of July.  ...
Posted almost 6 years ago
Just a little nostalgia.... I ran across these great quotes from my favorite President, Ronald Reagan.  For many, they will bring back fond memories and leave a smile on your face. I hope you're all Republicans." -speaking to surgeons as he entered the operating room following a 1981 assassinatio...
Posted almost 6 years ago
There is a huge internet campaign going on right now sponsored by MoveAmericaForward.org and Michelle Maulkin.  The goal is to send the largest amount of care packages to our troops in Irag and Afghanistan EVER!  You can pick a package starting at $15.99.  Anyone interested can go to http://www.t...
Posted almost 6 years ago
These are some challenging and uncertain times we face.  We should all keep in mind that it is really a Blessing in disguise.  Facing uncertainty can be a good thing, as it forces us to step out of our comfort zone and finds ways to be creative and resourceful.  Many things around us are changing...
Posted almost 6 years ago
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Good news for investors of foreclosed properties!  The Federal Housing Authority has temporarily waived it's "anti-flipping" rules and will now insure mortgages on properties that have been owned by the current seller for less than 90 days. The idea, according to the FHA Commisioner, is to help g...
Posted almost 6 years ago
So, I have been working with a buyer client for a few months - new to the area and wanted to explore many communities before making a decision.  He was pre approved contingent on the sale of his condo in another state.  We finally narrowed down the community and was in search of the perfect home,...
Posted almost 6 years ago
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It seems the market is in a delicate situation right now.  A University of Michigan poll finds "record number of consumers now think there are very attractive prices on homes for sale."  Pent up demand is there, supply is up, and for people who need to move or buy, the timing looks good.  On the ...
Posted almost 6 years ago
Just glanced at the news headlines: Headline 1.  Supreme Court rejects death penalty for child rape Headline 2.  FBI - 300 Child prostitution suspects arrested; 433 victims recovered. What else is there to say?
Posted almost 6 years ago
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A positive attitude is both good for your health and a crucial ingredient for success in life.  Somedays it is difficult to maintain and some never had one to start.  One easy step to get you going is this...  Divide a sheet of paper into two columns.  For a few days, jot down, in the left column...
Posted almost 6 years ago
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