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Ah Closing Day: You're the Best - 11/20/09 10:22 AM
So I closed today on a listing of mine in the Aspen Woods section of Makefield Glen. Every closing that goes smoothly is a great one for all parties involved. The seller's get to move on to their new home, new job, new life, or whatever it may be. The buyer finally gets to move into their new home they've been waiting a month, or more for, and well as a Realtor it's the obvious: pay day! However, even better than payday is the satisfaction of getting your clients where they need to be and today's closing came with even more satisfaction (0 comments)
Another way to save some cash this coming year is to remember to go green when updating around your home. It doesn't seem that long ago when being environmentally friendly - or "green" as it's now called - was a crusade dominated by the Birkenstock-wearing, poetry-reading vegetarian-types. "Save the Whales" campaigns and "tree-hugging" were not really associated with monetary gain. In fact, it seemed quite the opposite.
My, have times changed.
In case you haven't noticed, "going green" seems to have an even greener tinge to it lately, as in the color of money. Green cars cost more. (0 comments)
Money-Conscious Holiday Shoppers Have Online Help - 11/19/09 10:59 AM
Today's blog isn't about real estate, but just like when buying a home the holiday season is a time when we all want a great deal! This year's festivities will be harder to come by for many so read below to find out ways to save this year. Money-Conscious Holiday Shoppers Have Online Help
Every year, the holiday shopping craze seems to generate more buzz. And every year, it seems like the shopping season arrives sooner and sooner.
You hear about "Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday." You hear conflicting opinions about when to buy certain items - "Wait for a (0 comments)
Move Up Buyer's Join the Party: First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit Extended and Expanded - 11/17/09 01:07 PM
So "move up buyers" join the party! Not only has the $8,000 First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit been extended, it now offers $6,500 to "move up buyers" as well. Now the term "move up" doesn't actually mean one has to buy a more expensive house. In fact, the $6,500 is available to anyone who has owned and lived in their home for 5 out of the last 8 years, and the 5 years must be consecutive. For first time home buyers the pressure to purchase before the November 30th deadline has been removed. Now first time home buyers have until April 30th to (2 comments)
History In the Making - 11/17/09 12:47 PM
Much has been made about the first-time homebuyer tax credit spurring home sales in the United States, but maybe lost in the hoopla has been another driver of sales: mortgage rates.
We've all heard or read the phrase "at or near historic lows," or something like that, but we really are living in a time at which our future selves will most likely look back and say, "Boy, remember 2009? Interest rates were so low." Maybe even the way our grandparents told us about buying a gallon of milk for a dime.
The real estate website Zillow.com reported on (0 comments)
First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit Extended and Expanded - 11/05/09 09:40 AM
So it looks like the tax credit timeline will be extended and will now offer $6,500 to move up buyers who have lived in their current home for 5 of the last 8 years. Check out this link for more info. http://rismedia.com/2009-11-04/senate-clears-homebuyer-tax-credit-extension-may-pass-as-early-as-this-week/ (0 comments)
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