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2011 

Under the Mortgage Debt Relief Act of 2007, if a mortgage debt is partly or entirely forgiven during tax years 2007 through 2012, those taxpayers may be able to exclude up to $2 million of debt forgiveness on their principal. The limit is $1 million for married person filing a return. Those who q...
05/31/2011
* 69% of renters say owning a home makes more sense than renting *61% of renters think that home ownership is a safe investment * 72% of renters feel home ownership is important to the economy * 38% of renters indicate that they are likely to buy  a home in the next three years compared to only 1...
05/31/2011
Know your customers needs thorughout the transaction. Rally your advocates. This helps to get an accepted offer as well as get it closed. Lead with your strengths and natural talents. Role play to be grounded in the deal and to develop an approach that works best for you. Prepare and answer for e...
05/30/2011
These are good tips for agents to act in terms of the contract. We do not work on verbal. We work in writing. A real key to succes in closing transactions is keeping both parties excited, emotionally involved, and acting timely.Time-line Terms of a Contract...Use Them! I'm working on a deal where...
05/30/2011
The remarkable turbo-charged 2011 economic comeback of U.S. manufacturing is comprised of a perfect storm of positive components: * Lots of demand in the broad industrial market - utilities, refineries, oil, natural gas, plant expansion and production> Also, increased demand for rental space part...
05/30/2011
After you change your address with the post office, this is a good list of places to let know that  you have moved. Notifying people and entities of your address change will save time, money, and frustration later. This is a good clear and concise list of places to notify of your move.Once you've...
05/29/2011
The La Quinta City Council has awarded the contract for the construction of the Adams Street Bridge over the Whitewater Channel. The bridge will be a 525 foot long and 76 foot wide 4 lane bridge. The project will address flooding and access issue across the Whitewater Chanbnell during rain events...
05/29/2011
Is it time to bite the bullet and change our lifestyles? Are we learning that less is more? Will people once again start valuing a home more than a fancy car, a luxury vacation and more stuff? This is a very informative blog on where we have been and where we may be going again.In all the debates...
05/29/2011
This seems like another life ago. I have memories of when the real estate market was easy, fun, and very profitable. 1. I sold 38 houses in one day. I just called people I knew and told them they could buy a house for $369,000-$389,000. They were so excited and I was too.  Now those same houses a...
05/29/2011
The value of time The success of perseverance The dignity of simplicity The pleasure of working The worth of character The power of kindness The influence by example The obligation of duty The wisdom of economy The virtue of patience The improvement of talent The joy of originating Marshall Field...
05/28/2011
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