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Look What Sold During 2009 in Makefield Glen - 01/30/10 09:26 AM
Makefield Glen saw 44 townhomes and condos go under agreement, and/or sell during 2009. This week we'll be updating our website http://www.buckscondoking.com with all of the local condo and townhome communities in the Newtown, Yardley, Richboro, Holland, Upper Makefield areas. To see what sold during 2009 in Makefield Glen click on the linkl below. Sold During 2009 in Makefield Glen (1 comments)
Look What Sold During 2009 In Newtown Grant - 01/28/10 02:05 PM
Newtown Grant saw 51 townhomes go under agreement, and/or sell during 2009. This week we'll be updating our website http://www.buckscondoking.com with all of the local condo and townhome communities including what went on in Society Place. To see what sold during 2009 in Newtown Grant click on the linkl below. Sold During 2009 In Newtown Grant (0 comments)
Why “Now Is The Best Time To Buy” Isn’t Just A Sales Pitch - 01/28/10 01:40 PM
I'm sure many buyers have heard real estate agents proclaim "today is the best time to get off of the fence and buy." I'm also sure many remember hearing similar proclamations in 2005 and knowing what happened after the bubble burst many buyers are too frieghtened to take the jump. Add the forecast of a second wave of foreclosures which could bring home prices down yet again and the buyer's retort is "we haven't hit bottom yet and I'm not going to buy until the time is perfect." This is of course the ultimate plan for any investment and makes 100% (1 comments)
On Christmas day, Dec. 25, we learned that that a man aboard an airplane bound for Detroit had tried to blow up the plane and had to be subdued by fellow passengers and crew. Shortly after, we learned that this man's father had warned officials of his son's extremism but the warnings didn't keep him from getting on the plane. And after that, we learned President Barack Obama said that "shortcomings" led to the attack, and learned that the White House ordered beefed-up security measures and increased intelligence-sharing between government agencies. Let's hope the learning doesn't stop with the facts that (0 comments)
Note: This article is for informational purposes only and is not to be construed as financial advice. Please consult a qualified financial planner before making any important financial decisions. If you're like millions of other Americans, your retirement savings took a hit in 2008 when the financial markets blew up. Even if you recovered as the stock market recovered in 2009, you still might be looking for ways to rebuild your retirement savings. If that's the case, in some ways 2010 could be a good year for you. In 2010, there will be a couple pretty significant rule changes for (0 comments)
Look at Your Tax Situation in 2010 - 01/18/10 03:28 PM
OK, you probably read all the end-of-the-year articles (maybe even in this e-newsletter) about the tax moves you should make before the New Year.
But now that 2010 is here, it's time to think ahead so that you're not scrambling around next December, when the tax landscape is sure to be different.
Remember, if you qualify for the first-time homebuyer or "move-up" buyer tax credit, closing on a new home before the end of June will earn you a pretty hefty tax credit. For many, that will be the biggest impact of tax laws for 2010.
However, if (0 comments)
Why Today Is the Time To Buy - "How To Make A Fortune" Ron Insana - 01/11/10 12:41 PM
Ron Insana who writes a monthly column for USA Today, "Talking Business with Ron Insana" and who was a Senior Analyst for CNBC was on the Today Show recently promoting his new book "How to Make A Fortune." Ron, a recognized financial expert explains now is the best time to purchase a home, or an investment property as he believes we have hit the bottom of the market. This coupled with the low rates and the tax incentives ($8,000 for First Time Home Buyers and $6,500 for anyone who has lived in their home for 5 out of the last 8 years) makes it (2 comments)
The Brangelina!?!?!?!? Seriously! - 01/10/10 09:50 AM
If you're a fan of Brad Pitt and Angelie Jolie and are interested in living in Edmond, Oklahoma you're in luck. Reportedly, there is a home being built that has been dubbed "The Brangelina," according to Zillow Blog. It's 4,000 square feet and comes complete with a sculpture of the couple locked in a passionate embrace a sculpture that will hang from the ceiling in the master bedroom, apparently. The tribute to the couple is the work of artist Daniel Edwards and filmmaker Dave Smith. It was done as a documentary titled "Domestic Bliss: The Daniel Edwards/XVALA Project." The home is near Pitt's (5 comments)
The Department of Housing and Urban Development's efforts to help borrowers understand what costs they are getting into (see above), is just one example of the federal government's primary target as the U.S. economy comes out of this recession.
It's easy, of course, to blame the housing industry for the financial mess. And there's no question, home buyers who eagerly jumped on the bubble bandwagon of rapidly rising home values took on loans they fundamentally could not afford, adding to the problem.
You probably have your own opinion about the government's efforts to "modify" some (0 comments)
You couldn't get a bad loan today if you wanted to... - 01/08/10 12:41 PM
This is a great post regarding the new regulations and tightened loan restrictions. It really has become difficult to get a bad loan. Via Elvin Lorenzo (FPF Wholesale): During the Christmas and New Year's Holiday I got a chance to catch up with a lot of my old friends and family and of course we got to talking about the mortgage and lending industry! Yes, believe it or not, this is still a very popular topic these days! : ) We got to talking about horrible loans and the dishonest practice that took place in the past and other not so great experiences (3 comments)
How you can add value to your home with improvements? For some, the question they might have asked themselves is "Why would I invest more money into my home, when it has dropped in value?" That‟s a fair enough question, and the answer goes beyond the simple fact that home improvement is affordable right now. A recent article in USA Today reported that the Vanguard group, one of the nation‟s largest providers of retirement plans, determined that about 60 percent of 401k plan contributors have more money in their plans than they did in September 2007, when the markets crashed. (0 comments)
A Handy Tool When Shopping for a Loan - 01/05/10 03:26 PM
Following up on my previous blog here is a handy tool for anyone shopping for a loan. Settlement Cost Booklet HUD has published a pretty handy guide for home loan borrowers, titled “Shopping for Your Home Loan: HUD’s Settlement Cost Booklet.” This 49-page booklet explains laws, procedures, costs, etc. associated with home loans. You can download this educational booklet at http://portal.hud.gov/portal/page/portal/HUD/documents/Settlement%20Booklet%20December%2015%20REVISED.pdf (0 comments)
On January 1, new rules went into effect, which mandate that all home loan applicants be given a new version of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's "Good Faith Estimate" form.
The new form is designed to clarify what home loans will actually cost, which should make it easier for borrowers to compare home loans. All lenders must disclose their fees and put them in the same places on the form.
In addition to interest rates, there are other costs associated (0 comments)
Gorgeous Rental in New Hope area in Council Rock Schools - 01/05/10 09:22 AM
Gorgeous location overlooking Jericho Mountain! This two bedroom apartment offers a kitchen with an island overlooking the living room, 2 bedrooms, a full bath, and laundry room. There is also a garage space for one car. Water and sewer included in rent. To see pics, or get more info click on the link below. To set up a private showing shoot me an e-mail, or give me a call.
Beautiful Brickfront Colonial in Richboro, PA: 120 Anselm Dr. - 01/05/10 09:18 AM
This beautifully upgraded brick front home is situated in a park like setting on 1 acre lot in the desirable Highspire neighborhood in Richboro. Enter into the 2 story foyer, flanked by a formal LR & DR, which leads into a large light-filled FR with floor to ceiling F/P and hardwood flooring. The spacious kitchen offers cherry cabinets, center island, ceramic tiled flooring with newer range and dishwasher. Back stairs lead from the kitchen to the upstairs where you will find 4 bedrooms (one en-suite) and a hall bath. New neutral w/w carpeting and fresh paint. Back to the first floor (0 comments)
Great Condo in Crown Pointe Perfect for First Time Home Buyer's or Downsizers: Take Advantage of the Tax Credit - 01/04/10 12:17 PM
1506 Diamond Drive, Newtown, PA is a great 2 bedroom 2 bath 971 sq. ft. condo in the Crown Pointe neighborhood being offered for $200,000. Just move right in to this second floor beauty in Crown Pointe. Freshly painted, new flooring, carpet and lighting. Living room with fireplace,dining area, kitchen with breakfast counter,new floors, countertops, gas stove and microwave. The home offers a master bedroom with en-suite bath and walk in closet. Second beroom with double closet, a hall bath and utility room. All this plus a deck and storage area. Only minutes from Historic Newtown Borough, Tyler Park and close (0 comments)
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