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Foreclosure-Prevention Scammers: How To Not Become A Victim - 09/21/09 03:56 PM
The most common foreclosure-prevention scams works like this: The despaired home owner gets a letter that says something like, "We know you're having a hard time. We have a pipeline to your lender and can help you save your home. Call this toll-free number now."The poor home owners call the number and agree to pay an outrageous amount of up to $1,500 upfront for help with their mortgage. Then, nothing happens. Finally, the home goes into foreclosure and the home owner has no one to fall back on.Harold Kirtz, a lawyer for the Federal Trade Commission who is prosecuting these scammers, says (2 comments)
7 Valuable Tips For First-Time Home Buyers - 09/21/09 02:58 PM
The housing market has taken a drastic turn since the foreclosure crisis in 2008. Here are seven pieces of wisdom from economists and financial planners for anyone considering a home purchase today: The smartest way to purchase a home is to put 20 percent down on a fixed-rate, 30-year (or less) mortgage. Do not depend on income growth. Even though buyers in their 20s and 30s will likely see their incomes increase more quickly than previous generations, it is important to always act sensibly when borrowing. Any family that is considering adding children to their family should calculate whether they could live on one (0 comments)
Tax Credit Changes - 09/21/09 02:48 PM
The first major change to the $8,000 home buyers tax credit began moving through Congress last week, giving hope to first time buyers of an extension of the program before it expires Nov. 30.
House Ways and Means Committee chairman, Congressman Charles Rangel, a New York Democrat, combined several smaller bills into the "Service Members Home Ownership Act of 2009" late last week, with a floor vote expected this week. The bill is intended to correct a flaw in the original tax credit legislation: By requiring buyers to occupy and own their first home for 36 months to fully qualify (0 comments)
Mark Gardens Townhouse In Phoenix For Sale - 09/16/09 03:45 PM
Take A Look At This Great Townhouse! This Would Make A Great Starter Home! Home Features Decor Paint Throughout And Concrete Flooring! Home Also Features A Fireplace In The Living Room! Kitchen Features Updated Range/Oven. Don't Let This Townhouse Pass You By! Call Gina McKinley, ABR, CRS, CDPE, Associate Broker at 480-355-8645 in order to schedule an appointment to view this home. For more pictures and a property brochure, please visit our web page at http://www.LocateArizonaHomes.com/3033N39thStUnit6.
This Cozy Little Condo Is Perfect For Families That Are Just Beginning Or Empty Nesters! This Great Condo Has Neutral Colored Carpet & Tile Throughout, Along With Decor Paint In Some Areas Of The Home. The Living Room Features A Fireplace That Is Perfect For Those Cold Winter Nights! Community Features A Heated Pool & Spa! Come Take A Look At Your New Home! Call Gina McKinley, ABR, CRS, CDPE, Associate Broker at 480-355-8645 in order to schedule an appointment to view this home. For more pictures and a property brochure, please visit our web page at http://www.LocateArizonaHomes.com/99CooperRoad129.
Las Sendas Home In Mesa For Sale - 09/10/09 04:38 PM
Located In A Gated, Golf Course Community With Great Mountain Views, This Home Is Move-In Ready With Decor Paint And Neutral Colored Carpet & Tile! Energy Features Are Ceilings Fans Throughout, Sunscreens & Multi-Pane Windows! 9+ & Vaulted Ceilings Throughout! Master Bathroom Features Large Walkin Closet, Double Sinks & Separate Shower & Tub! Back Yard Features Beautiful Heated Pool & Spa With Desert Landscaping In Front & Back Yards! This Gorgeous Home Won't Last Long! Call Gina McKinley, ABR, CRS, CDPE, Associate Broker at 480-355-8645 in order to schedule an appointment to view this home. For more pictures and a property (2 comments)
Circle Cross Ranch Home In Queen Creek For Sale - 09/08/09 03:20 PM
Don't Miss Out On This Beautiful Home On An Amazing Corner Lot With Mountain Views! This Home Features A Great Layout With 9+ Flat & Vaulted Ceilings! Carpet & Tile Flooring Throughout. The Ceiling Fans & Multi-Pane Windows Are Great Energy Savers! Desert Front Landscaping While The Back Yard Features A Private, Heated and Fenced Pool & Spa! This Home Features So Much More, Come Take A Look! Call Gina McKinley, ABR, CRS, CDPE, Associate Broker at 480-355-8645 in order to schedule an appointment to view this home. For more pictures and a property brochure, please visit our web page at (0 comments)
Arizona Governor signs bill that repeals change to anti-deficiency statute - 09/06/09 01:25 PM
Wonderful News for second home-owner's & Investors. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed HB 2008, which repeals SB 1271 and its change to the anti-deficiency statute. SB 1271 was set to go into effect on September 30, 2009 and would have changed the protections of Arizona's anti-deficiency statue. For additional resources and information regrading short sales, visit us at www.az-short-sale.com
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