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Extension of tax credit Military - 04/27/10 08:06 PM
As the April dead line comes to close check this info out Extends deadlines for purchasing and closing on a home. Authorizes the credit for long-time homeowners buying a replacement principal residence. Raises the income limitations for homeowners claiming the credit. Under the new law, an eligible taxpayer must buy, or enter into a binding contract to buy, a principal residence on or before April 30, 2010 and close on the home by June 30, 2010. For qualifying purchases in 2010, taxpayers have the option of claiming the credit on either their 2009 or 2010 return. For the first time, long-time homeowners (0 comments)
cash is King in foreclosures - 04/27/10 01:51 AM
When dealing with bank-owned properties, there's a usual ranking in which buyers' offers get accepted, Generally, they start with cash buyers, then they go to the 20 percent down borrowers, then they go to the FHA people ,those with mortgages approved by the Federal Housing Administration which require a 3.5 percent down payment There's a proliferation of cash buyers at the entry-level of housing, with some groups buying multiple properties, fixing them up and then renting them. When buying call a REATOR Happy hunting! www.daryldatus.com (1 comments)
Avoid buyers remorse - 04/27/10 01:43 AM
Things as you go thru buying process to ask yourself- Does the home include the most important things on the list? What qualities made the house you chose stand out from the others you looked at? Did you find many houses that met your needs or was this one a rarity? If you can back out of the contract, is it realistic to think you will find a house that's "better?" What was special about the house just a few days ago and how has it changed--really changed? Analyzing the facts that lead you to the home will help you sort (4 comments)
Avoid buyers remorse - 04/27/10 01:39 AM
Things to ask yourself as you go thru the buying process- Does the home include the most important things on the list? What qualities made the house you chose stand out from the others you looked at? Did you find many houses that met your needs or was this one a rarity? If you can back out of the contract, is it realistic to think you will find a house that's "better?" What was special about the house just a few days ago and how has it changed--really changed? Analyzing the facts that lead you to the home will help you (1 comments)
The 2010 Hood Canal Recreational Shrimp Fishery is scheduled to occur from 9 am to 1 pm on Saturday May 1st, WThe 2010 Hood Canal Recreational Shrimp Fishery is scheduled to occur from 9 am to 1 pm on Saturday May 1st, Wednesday May 5th, Saturday May 8th, and Wednesday May 12th. Additional dates and times for the 2010 fishery will be announced, if sufficient quota remains after those first four days. Hope to see you out there, Take (0 comments)
Shrimp season opens soon Hood Canal/ Gone Fish"n!!! - 04/25/10 09:32 AM
The worst day fishing is better than the best day at work! Those words keep ringing in my ears as we get closer to Shrimp season! Below are some great dates to be gone fish'n The 2010 Hood Canal Recreational Shrimp Fishery is scheduled to occur from 9 am to 1 pm on Saturday May 1st, Wednesday May 5th, Saturday May 8th, and Wednesday May 12th. Additional dates and times for the 2010 fishery will be announced, if sufficient quota remains after those first four days. Hope you have a great year, and take time with family & friends!! www.daryldatus.com
Tips for garage sales for buyers and sellers - 04/24/10 10:13 AM
For buyers and sellers who are new to the garage sale scene, here are some tips: What to know if you're selling-Price low. That should be the goal if you want to get rid of stuff. For pricing guidelines, visit thrift stores, not eBay.-Heed the signs. Keep signs on every other block and every corner where a turn is required in the city (a half-mile apart along longer stretches in the suburbs). Make sure the address and sale dates are large and easily readable. Add balloons to attract the eye.-Sell with others. Doing it alone is too much work.-Sell to (3 comments)
Tips for garage sales for buyers and sellers - 04/24/10 10:09 AM
For buyers and sellers who are new to the garage sale scene, here are some tips: What to know if you're selling-Price low. That should be the goal if you want to get rid of stuff. For pricing guidelines, visit thrift stores, not eBay.-Heed the signs. Keep signs on every other block and every corner where a turn is required in the city (a half-mile apart along longer stretches in the suburbs). Make sure the address and sale dates are large and easily readable. Add balloons to attract the eye.-Sell with others. Doing it alone is too much work.-Sell to (0 comments)
Shrimping on the Hood canal - 04/22/10 09:45 AM
The Hoods Canal Spot Shrimp sport season generally opens during the month of May with clear blue skies and majestic Olympic Mountain views. This has lured the sportsmen and ladies out like only Hood Canal can. With baited and set pots the fishermen awaited the first easy limit. By 10:00 am the first shrimp are in the cooler . . Still, limits (80 shrimp/person). This is truly one fishing activity that the boater and crew need to be prepared for and not have any impaired senses.DEPTH: Didn't matter the first opening, 200-230 ft worked well and was supported by local knowledge. I fished 250-300 (2 comments)
Its ok with your evergreens, dogwood, spirea, maples, deutzia, mock orange, elderberry and buddleia. Its best todo your roses in stages, starting by removing dead or diseased wood and large old canes right down to the ground. To avoid impenetrable thickets later in the year, its best to also thin shrub roses and ground cover roses before they leaf out. In mid-March, start pruning the roses with careful attention to detail and begin fertilizing program. Some vines like clematis and honeysuckle also need (1 comments)
Tips for sellers - 04/17/10 08:51 AM
Tips for SellersThe key to selling your home quickly and at the right price is in preparing it appropriately. Here are some tips to help you get started. Give home a though cleaning. Oil door hinges, tighten door knobs. Have carpets professionally cleaned, or replaced if damaged. Repair dripping faucets and leaky toilets. Replace all burned out light bulbs. Repair defective light switch. Get rid of clutter both inside and out. Cut and edge grass. Trim hedges and weed gardens. Paint, fix or wash railings, steps, storm windows, screens and doors. Clean out the gutters. Wash the windows. Tidy up the (0 comments)
Tips for buyers - 04/17/10 08:46 AM
Tips for BuyersThe key to finding the right home or property is organization. Here are some tips to help you get started. Before you start house-hunting or property hunting, decide out how much you can afford. I will refer you to a loan officer to pre-qualify you for your home or land home package. To see how much you are able to afford, use our mortgage calculator section. Prioritize what is most important and what is least important in your purchase . Make a list of everything you want in a home or land. We will go over your list, so (0 comments)
Spring cleaning tips to sell your home for top dollar!! - 04/16/10 12:30 PM
Ready to give your home a top-to-bottom buffing? Start by focusing your efforts on the big pieces and on the places that make the most difference to you: furnishings, appliances, and carpeting. Once you've covered these major tasks, you'll have your home spring-cleaned in no time.1. Make doormats welcoming. Shake 'em, wash 'em, swat 'em with a broom. Give them the toughest cleaning they can take. They're your front line against tracked-in dirt -- so keep them clean enough to function at peak efficiency. 2. Clean carpets and upholstery. Fabrics that have absorbed a winter's worth of dirt, body oil, and (0 comments)
Home sales up in Mason & Kitsap county - 04/05/10 09:17 AM
Its great news for all that homes are selling ,the numbers are in and are expected to go up thru this month, this should boost are second quarter! the number of buyers who agreed to purchase previously occupied homes rose sharply in February, far exceeding expectations, in a sign that the housing market may be coming back from the winter doldrums. The National Association of Realtors says its seasonally adjusted index of sales agreements rose 8.2 percent from January to a February reading of 97.6. January's reading was revised slightly downward to 90.2 Hope everyone has a great week. www.daryldatus.com (0 comments)
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