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Archives of real estate blog entries for August 11, 2009 (Page 10)
Tax Credit For First Time Homebuyer Is A Little Slow In Coming - 12:49 PM
The IRS is reporting that it is taking 12 to 14 weeks for first time home buyers to get their $8,000 tax rebate after they file an amended return, according to an article in the Tennessean newspaper. However, if you filed an extension for 2008, then bought a house, then filed your return with form 5405 included, there does not seem to be the delay. The problem is that the IRS has received over 1.2 million claims for the first time home buyer tax credit through mid-July and they are behind in processing. Also, they are checking the requests for fraud, and reportedly have prosecuted (1 comments)
Regions Bank Will Work With Loans Left In The Lurch by Taylor Bean & Whitaker - 04:46 PM
I received the following email today from a lender at Regions Bank. Regions covers a lot of markets in the Southeast, so if you have an orphan loan, give Martin a call. He has done well on several loans we have closed together and I recommend him. Sarah Rummage in Nashville TN Effective today, Taylor, Bean, & Whitaker, a large source of mortgage financing for many mortgage brokers throughout the nation, has announced that they "will not be able to complete or fund any mortgage loans in its pipeline of unfinished mortgages." Taylor, Bean, and Whitaker was a large mortgage wholesale operation in Orlando which got much of its (1 comments)
Virtual Staging - Selling a House is NOT the Time to Air Brush for Perfection - 11:48 PM
Virtual Staging - Selling a House is not the Time to Air Brush for Perfection by Jennie Norris, ASP Master, IAHSP PresidentIn the world of fashion, models, Hollywood, and the media - much of what we see is not real. Lighting, clever stylists, and make-up can drastically alter the appearance of the model or subject. Then add in the common practice used in print media of air-brushing out flaws, and the person that is featured in the photo spread often does not resemble that at all in real life. In recent years, we have all read or seen actresses criticizing (6 comments)
In July, the national unemployment receded back to 9.4% from 9.5% in the prior month. This is a positive sign that the bottom of the recession appears to be close at hand, if not already past, as unemployment is a trailing indicator. Denver's market continues to demonstrate some indications of stalling - the absence of move-up buyers. Let's start with the facts: Remembering that 6 months is the tipping point between Seller's markets (below 6 months) and Buyer's markets (above 6 months), here is how Denver is faring: •· Nationwide - 9.4 (0 comments)
I work in the mortgage industry, which as you know has been quite volatile. Because of the employer based healthcare system we have, it is important to the story to know my employment history. I offer it here as exhibit 1:
2005 - 2006 Central Pacific Mortgage Company declared bankruptcy 2006 - 2007 American Home Mortgage Company declared bankruptcy 2007 - 2008 Indymac Bank Company taken over by FDIC...placed in (2 comments)
James Bay Real Estate Market Update August 2009 - 12:49 AM
James Bay Real Estate Market Update August 2009 We here at Fred Carver Real Estate Marketing Re/Max Camosun Oak Bay continuously monitor local real estate statistics to keep our clients informed and ahead of the real estate trends. Below you will find James Bay BC real estate market update August 10, 2009.
NEW listings in August of Homes,Condo’s and Townhouses in James Bay = 4 Number of New Pending Sales= 19 Number of Sold’s (completed sales n the last 30 days)= 20 Number of homes, Condo's and Townhouses Listings Expiring in the last 30 days= 5 Current Pending Sales -Average days (4 comments)
Time is running out - your 8000 reasons will be gone soon! by Bo Kociuba, Yukon Realtor, www.Okla-OK.com - 07:19 AM
A great reminder from my colleauge in OKLAHOMA..... Via Bo Kociuba (Keller Williams Realty-Yukon, OK): Time is running out for the new home buyers... Your $8000 reasons to buy a new home will expire on November 30, 2009. FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS TAX CREDIT TOP 10 LIST Amount of Credit - 10% of purchase price, not to exceed $8,000 Eligible Property - Single family residence (principal residence) Not Refundable- Reduces or eliminates income tax liability, will receive refund for unused amount Income Limit - Single taxpayers with income up to $75,000 and married couples with incomes up to $150,000 qualify for the (0 comments)
MULLIGAN'S, Vero Beach Florida, CASUAL OCEANFRONT RESTAURANT - 11:54 AM
MULLIGAN'S is Vero's favorite casual oceanfront restaurant offering awesome views of the Atlantic Ocean. You can have your meal outside or inside and they have a large square bar for quick snacks and drinks. This is a great place to run in with your shorts and flip-flops. They are always offering special drinks and meals so check out their website; www.MulligansRestaurant.net. Located along Beachland Boulevard in the heart of the beach district in the newly refurbished Sexton Plaza with plenty of parking. They also serve breakfast 7 days a week...what a wonderful spot to start your day. The vibrantly painted adirondack chairs offer (4 comments)
Indianapolis Art Institute Design Students take field trip to learn about Home Staging from Home Matters, Home Staging & Training Company - 12:54 PM
Several weeks ago, I was contacted by Michelle Boggs, Interior Design Teacher at the Art Institute of Indianapolis. Michelle was inquiring about me putting on a brief presentation to her Interior Design students regarding home staging. I saw this as an opportunity to spend time with some impressionable minds that had already made a strong commitment to working towards a degree in the related field of Interior Design. Once I had finalized the arrangements and set the date and time with Michelle, I took some time to reflect on how far we have come in the arena of home staging. When (5 comments)
Newest Homes for Sale in Fullerton - 06:11 PM
Newest For Sale Homes in Fullerton Get this widget More Fullerton homes for sale We\'ll be back online as soon as possible, but for updates, please check the Zillow Blog (0 comments)
Jump On Great Real Esate Home Deals TODAY! - 05:47 PM
Signed home-purchase agreements in the U.S. rose in June to the highest monthly level in two years, according to the National Association of Realtors' pending home sales index that was released on Aug. 4. Pending home sales, considered a leading indicator because closings typically follow a month or two later, rose 3.6% in June, compared to May-the fifth consecutive monthly increase. That's the longest streak of increases in six years. The index has also surpassed its level when Lehman Brothers collapsed last September and unemployment began to skyrocket. Pending home sales were also up 6.7% compared to June 2008, and were (1 comments)
Trans Bridge Bus lines. A great way to go to New York from Doylestown - 06:10 AM
If you live in Doylestown and do not wish to drive to New York, you can take the Trans Bridge Bus. Go to www.transbridgebus.com The bus stops at the Septa train station . You can buy your ticket at Doylestown Country food market at 203 w State street . The bus goes to Newark Airport and Port authority in New York. Doylestown is a great place with lots of restaurants, museums, shopping, and transportation. If you would like to look at homes in Doyelstonw call Gita Bantwal at ReMax Centre 2153438200x124 or direct 2152758491 (12 comments)
What Is ActiveRain? - A Message From the Staff! - 01:56 PM
What Is ActiveRain? - A Message from Your AR Staff and TEAM - Last week or so, Jon wrote a post asking members "What is ActiveRain?" Many of you responded with some really great comments about "What ActiveRain Is" and means to you. It got me really thinking about what ActiveRain means to me and why? Then I began to wonder what it meant to the rest of our staff at ActiveRain? I solicited each one of them with an email requesting them to share What ActiveRain Is and means to them? The responses I received were too good not (55 comments)
10 Alternatives to Foreclosure for Homeowners in Distress. - 06:55 PM
The current US housing market and national financial crisis have caused untold stress and heartache for many American families. Foreclosure is one of the most devastating financial challenges that a family can face and one that many times can be avoided. The options for foreclosure are many, following is a brief explanation of these solutions. Now more than ever, it is important for you to understand these options to find the best solutions for you.
The information provided in this FREE Report represents only a summary of some of the solutions available to homeowners facing foreclosure. Please call me (0 comments)
Local Agent Provides Free Information Resource to Miami-Dade & Broward County Homeowners Facing Financial Hardships New Web site presents options for homeowners confronted with the possibility of foreclosure. Miramar, FL - August 11, 2009 - Local real estate agent and community advocate, Michelle Burgos of RE/MAX PowerPro Realty, today announced the creation of a new information Web site for Miami & Broward County area homeowners in distress. www.FLAvoidForeclosure.com contains vital facts about the options available to these homeowners, to help them make the educated decisions about (0 comments)
How to Buy a Home (and Skip the Wild Goose Chase!) - 01:10 PM
"Hi! We are looking for a REALTOR® who works in Hugo. Can you help us?""Absolutely! What can I do for you?""We are relocating from St. Cloud and want to be in a home before school starts, is that going to be a problem?""Are you a first time buyer or do you have a home to sell?""We are first time buyers and are currently renting month-to-month.""There should be no problem. Have you talked to a loan officer?""Not since last year.""The first step is getting preapproved and then we can start looking at homes."So began my relationship with a new first time buying (13 comments)
Hillary Clinton Response Reminds us to Be Cool Under Pressure - 08:30 AM
We've all been there at one point or another. You're tired, grumpy and tired of negotiating with the hard headed person over usually minor issues. And then it happens. They say something and you're not really listening and you respond in a totally inappropriate way. Hillary Clinton made that mistake while traveling abroad. As I understand it, the interpreter actually misspoke in regards to the student's question. The student was actually asking what the president thought. The interpreter thought that the student was asking what Mr. Clinton thought about the issue being asked about. Here's the video. Then I'll make a (0 comments)
This is my dog Teddy Bear. She's one of those pets that came home with my daughter when she was in high school. "Oh daddy," she said, "Isn't the puppy SOOOOOO cute!" And then it was how she would take care of the dog and yadda, yadda, yadda. Of course, we already knew who would take care of the dog, but that didn't matter because the puppy was so cute we couldn't say no. After my daughter and her boyfriend (who helped her get the dog) broke up, she didn't have much interest left in Teddy Bear. But I didn't care because (4 comments)
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