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First Time Buyers - Some Gentle Encouragement and Some Possible Properties - 08/26/09 12:51 PM
Folks that follow my blog (hi Mom!) know that I have posted in the past about the first-time home buyer tax credit. The credit gives eligible individuals $8,000 in a bottom line CREDIT on your 2009 tax return. In fact, you can even amend the 2008 tax return to get that money sooner. I've continued to hit this topic ad nauseaum because many people do not seem to know that the credit expires November 30, 2009. What that means is any eligible first-time home buyer must have CLOSED on the purchase of a home by November 30, 2009 in order to receive what is basically free money from the federal (2 comments)
How Accurate Are Zillow's Zestimates? - 08/14/09 11:05 AM
It just so happens I wrote a bit yesterday about a Zillow poll that ranked Richmond, Virginia as the 7th best place in the United States to buy a home. And in that post, I alluded to the fact that I typically disdain Zillow data because I have found it to be ridiculously inaccurate in certain sub-markets, and especially with historic properties. Here's a blog post I wrote on the topic back in March 2009, "The Zillow Rant OR Why Zillow Zucks." Well, d*mned if an e-mail from Zillow didn't turn up in my e-mail inbox today. The e-mail header is "How Accurate (8 comments)
Back to Real Life....And a Real Schedule...And a Better Market? - 08/14/09 10:48 AM
Man, it sure is hard coming back from vacation! I spent last week in picturesque Bath County at Nimrod Hall, one of my favorite places in the world. I was pretty much unplugged - limited phone, limited e-mail, limited computer access. I have to say, it was heaven. BUT....I have to get back to real life, and jump back into work. At least until my rich uncle gets out of the poorhouse. Or I win the $139M lottery. Or I marry an heir to some little-known European principality. Sigh. A girl can dream, right? While I was gone my business partner did (2 comments)
Richmond, Virginia is the 7th Best Place to Buy a Home in the USA! - 08/12/09 01:43 PM
Take THAT, all you naysayers and doom-and-gloomers! Zillow has ranked Richmond No. 7 in the NATION in "Best Places to Buy a Home." Now, I will admit I usually think Zillow super-sucks, but if I have to deal with all the negative stuff that comes with them - like oftentimes EXTREMELY inaccurate assessments of home values - I'm daggone well going to take the good stuff! Here is a link to a "Good Morning America" piece that cited the Zillow data. I am so thrilled. I'm really, really, REALLY tired of folks who constantly refer to the national or regional data, (1 comments)
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