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2011 Operation Purple Camps For Military Families - 03/31/11 02:07 PM
Operation Purple camps offer a free week of summer fun for military kids with parents who have been, are currently, or will be deployed. These free week-long camps are provided through the generous support of Goldman Sachs Gives, the Sierra Club, and the Sierra Club Foundation. The goal of the Operation Purple camp program is to give military children tools to help deal with the stresses that result from a parent’s deployment, through a memorable camp experience in a “purple” environment. Operation Purple camps are open to military children of all ranks and Services: active and reserve components—and give priority to (0 comments)
Real Estate: Is It A Time To Buy Again? Have Questions About Mortgage Loans? - 03/28/11 10:07 AM
Since the real estate problems began several years ago the question has been when will the market start turning around. Data now being analyzed indicates that in some markets the time may be now. In a recent article in Fortune Magazine Mike Castleman says "I'm a dirt-road economist who sees what's happening on the ground, and in 35 years I've never seen a shortage of new construction like the one I'm seeing today. The talking heads who are down on real estate will hate to hear this, but America needs to build a lot more houses. And in most markets the (0 comments)
May the lilt of lush laughter lighten ever road, May the midst of Irish magic shorten every road. May you taste the sweetest pleasures that fortune ever bestowed, And may all your friends remember all the favors you are owed. Click on the arrow below to see a history of St. Patrick's Day. It may take a second or two to start:
Dance as if no one were watching, Sing as if no one were listening, And live every day as if it were your last. Happy St. Patrick's Day! Alan F. Gross Senior Mortgage Consultant (0 comments)
Are You Renting? Do You Have Renters Insurance? - 03/10/11 01:01 PM
Rental insurance - Do you need it? Many people feel that renters insurance is not necessary. They feel the value of their belongings is to low to worry about insurance. Renters insurance covers more than just the value of your belongings. The insurance policy also provides liability coverage in case someone gets injured on your property and may also include landlord claims that you have damaged the property in some way. According to Reliance Property Management "Renters insurance is there to protect all of your personal belongings, as well as to protect you from huge medical and legal bills should someone (2 comments)
Is This A Good Time To Buy A Home? - 03/08/11 11:25 AM
Everyone is aware of how volatile both the housing and mortgage markets have been for the past several years. The real estate market was one of the triggers for the economic challenges we have faced. Well, it look's like the economy is starting to make a move in a positive direction. If the stock market is any indication things are starting to move in a positive direction. So, now the question becomes, Is This A Good Time To Buy A Home? Based on recent data housing prices in some parts of the country have stabilized and are starting to move up. (2 comments)
$8,000 Military Homebuyers Tax Credit Getting Set To Expire - 03/07/11 11:47 AM
The $8,000 homebuyers tax credit for military members will expire on April 30, 2011. The settlement must occur before June 30, 2011. The tax credit was extended for members of the uniformed services, members of the Foreign Service, and intelligence community employees who served at least 90 days of qualified, extended duty service outside of the United States between January 1, 2009 and April 30, 2010. For more complete information see Military Tax Credit Your source for conventional, FHA and VA loan information. My direct line is 240.813.0614. So let me hear from you! Remember...it doesn't cost a penny to (1 comments)
Got Young Kids or Grandkids? You Should Read This! - 03/02/11 09:55 AM
It seems to be all about technology today. But being a kid and learning is not just about TV, video, and other forms of technology. Young kids need to learn the basics of life. Here's a short post titled "Tips To Seeing The World Through Your Preschoolers Eyes". Hope you enjoy it. Click the picture below to view the post: Your source for Conventional, FHA and VA loan information. My direct line is 240.813.0614. So let me hear from you! Remember...it doesn't cost a penny to talk...so call right now and I will answer all your questions. Alan Gross Senior (3 comments)
Free Tutoring For Military Families - 03/01/11 11:24 AM
This has been around for a while but it probably an underused benefit for the military services. Free tutoring services are offered to military dependents by Tutor.com. This is an awesome and completely free program that can help tutor students in just about any subject that they need assistance in. The best part is this is not just for elementary or high school students, but for those who are taking introductory college course and adult learning classes as well. Considering that Tutor.com prices normally start at $34.99 an hour for one hour per month, the fact that military families can receive (0 comments)
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