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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
State, County, City and Neighborhood pages make it easy for consumers to find what they're looking for.
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Consumers peruse these pages for information
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On February 1, 2010, the Fort Lewis Army installation and McChord Air Force Base will unite to become Joint Base Lewis-McChord. This change is the result of the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) law of 2005, which the Department of Defense utilizes to improve operational readiness, as well as cut costs and create a more effective management infrastructure. BRAC will realign 26 bases with nearby installation and create 12 Joint Bases. The realignment of Fort Lewis and McChord Air Force Base will consolidate several functional areas, such as installation security services, community services, housing, fire protection and others, eliminating redundancies in services and increasing functionality and effectiveness. (3 comments)
Did you know that installing energy-efficient windows or doors in your primary residence will qualify you for a tax credit? This credit equals 30 percent of the cost, but is capped at $1,500. If you're installing any renewable energy improvements such as solar panels or geothermal heat pumps, there's also a credit of 30 percent of the cost, but this credit isn't capped, and the home doesn't have to be your principal residence. Congress passed this stimulus package in 2009 to help promote energy efficiency. http://www.energy.gov/taxbreaks.htm By taking advantage of this incentive, you don't just get help with the costs of the improvement, but you'll ultimately (2 comments)
For solid sustainable economic growth, we need the housing market to improve. When the housing sector strengthens, it brings jobs. Without jobs there will be no recovery. The tax credit has been put into place to create an incentive for people to get off the fence and purchase a home. Currently there are two kinds of tax credits in place. One credits up to $8,000 for first-time buyers of a principal residence who have not owned another principal residence during the previous three-year period ending on the date they purchase the new home. The other is a credit or up to $6,500 for buyers who owned a (4 comments)
If you look at last year's real estate absorption rate for Thurston County you can visualize an ascending curve toward and through the summer and then a pretty sudden drop at the end of the year. You might wonder what's so special about a drop in real estate inventory at the end of the year. It's a well known fact that many sellers will either take their unsold listings off the market during the slow season to re-list again in the spring, and many agents will want to hold new listings off until after the holiday season, when very few (2 comments)
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