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Look for Real Estate Applications for your Smart Phone or ipad? - 02/19/11 12:06 PM
For those of you with smart phones or and ipad I thought I would share this link I found. I didn't realize there were so many real estate applications available. I am just learing all of this so I can share any "moments" with you at this time! Enjoy. Top 10 free real estate apps for Android Source: lowes.inman.com Top 10 free real estate apps for Android Google launches Web-based app store Search giant Google unveiled a new Web-based mobile applications store for smart phones powered under its Android operating system Wednesday. The Android Market, , which had only been available (6 comments)
FHA MORTGAGE LOAN CHANGES - 02/15/11 04:05 PM
FHA CHANGES! Please be advised that effective April 18th, 2011 the monthly amount of mortgage insurance (MI) is going up for FHA loans. Currently, it is factored at .90 bps and will be increasing to 1.15 bps. Based on the loan scenerio shown below, for a $100,000 purchase that means a monthly increase of $20.31. Loan Scenario: Purchase price : $ 100,000 putting 3.5% down = $96,500 + Upfront MIP at 1% = $965.00 Old monthly MI factor (.90) New monthly MI factor effective 4/18 (1.15)Financing : $97,465 (includes UFMIP) $73.09/mth $93.40/mth
If you or someone you are working with (10 comments)
RADON - What is it really? - 02/05/11 10:28 PM
In Pennsylvania we seem to have a lot of radon. I received this "radon report" from HouseMasters, a home inspection company in the Hershey area and thought I would share it. Often our buyers and sellers have no REAL idea about what radon is or what it means to them personally. Radon is an odorless, colorless radioactive gas, which is formed by the natural breakdown of uranium. Radon can be found in high concentrations in rock and soil that contains granite, shale, phosphate and uranium, or even fill soil containing industrial waste. Radon can be present in any area, but typically (7 comments)
Tax Benefits of Home Ownership! - 02/04/11 12:18 PM
I recieved this from Lowe's - perhaps most of you get their emails. I thought this one was worth sharing! The tax benefits of homeownership By Stephen Fishman Inman News™ Q: How can real estate agents be a resource for buyers on tax issues, such as the tax benefits of buying vs. renting? A: Unless a real estate broker or agent is a bona fide tax professional -- for example, has an MBA or other specialized training in taxation -- he or she should not give clients detailed tax advice. As a real estate professional, you are licensed to help your (3 comments)
7 Business Lessons from a Lemonade Stand - 02/02/11 11:40 AM
So, my family woke up to some GREAT news today! Punxsutawney Phil didn't see his shadow which indicates Spring will be here soon! I believe he also predicted a Pittsburgh Steeler's Super Bowl Win! If you didn't catch the video from Gobblers Knob http://www.groundhog.org/groundhog-day/videos/ With Spring quickly approaching, we must gear up for our busy season so I wanted to share with you a great article that I received from Jay McHugh, CBR, CDPE, CRS, CRS Director of Massachusetts. 7 Business Lessons from a Lemonade Stand 1. Deliver the best product you can. The kids started out selling better-quality lemonade they (4 comments)
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