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kitsap county: Hot cars drives me to hot sales! - 06/05/11 12:26 PM
In the moments of Sunday sales, I had this car drive into the parking lot, for no other reason than just good old classic fun, I wanted to share this picture.
Many times over the sales drives me to get another classic, if you have a favorite send me a picture.
Or if you have another love send it with your thoughts.
Have a great 2nd quarter end!

kitsap county: credit requirements for buying homes after filing chapter 7&13 - 04/18/11 07:37 AM
FHACredit requirements are covered in FHA Handbook 4155.1, Chapter 4,Section CChapter 7: Borrowers are eligible 2 years from discharge with no new adverse credit. Less than 2 years but not less than 12 months from discharge may be allowed when:extenuating circumstances beyond the borrower's control can be documented, andthe borrower has since demonstrated an ability to manage his/her financial affairs in a responsible mannerChapter 13: Eligible after 12 months acceptable payments, with permission of the courtFinancial mismanagement ‐ 3 years from completion dateExtenuating circumstances ‐ If the foreclosure was the result of documented extenuating circumstances that were beyond the control of … (1 comments)

kitsap county: April showers bring may flowers/ is your Home & garden ready? - 04/01/11 01:20 PM
Spring Home Checkup
April showers may
bring May flowers,
but they can also
bring leaky
basements, moldy
walls and costly
Regular maintenance
on the outside of
your home could save
you thousands of
dollars. You can take a few hours to do a
Spring maintenance check-or you can
wait for a storm to come along and show
you where your home's weaknesses are.
 You might take the
following steps:
l Make sure gutters are clean and stable.
This ensures proper drainage and lessens
the chance they will become flying debris
in high wind.
l While you're there, examine fascia or … (0 comments)

kitsap county: Is your garden ready for spring? Tips to help! - 03/31/11 12:28 PM
What you do in your vegetable garden right now can have a huge influence on how well it does next year. This is the time to get your soil in shape. Start by doing a good clean-up. What crops in your garden have finished production? Get those broccoli stumps and bolted lettuce onto the compost pile. You can work around the tomatoes, squash and beans that are still bearing.
How often have you seen a vegetable garden in winter that was abandoned in October? You can picture it...dry bean vines still on the netting, rotten tomatoes on soggy vines hanging on … (3 comments)

kitsap county: wastewater & water reclamation facility info for Belfair ,Wa - 03/26/11 10:37 AM

RE: Belfair Wastewater and Water Reclamation Facilities Project announces Side Sewer Drop-In
Session to assist property owners with side sewer construction
The Belfair Wastewater and Water Reclamation Facilities Project will host a Side Sewer Drop-In Session
for property owners to talk one-on-one with county staff and consultants about the equivalent residential
unit (ERU) estimate for their property and ask questions about their side sewer connection. The meeting
will be held:
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
4 to 6 p.m.
North Mason School District Headquarters (71 E. Campus Dr, Belfair, WA 98528)

The drop-in session precedes the regularly scheduled 5th … (0 comments)

kitsap county: tuff get tuffer! - 03/25/11 08:31 AM
"Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength."

kitsap county: Veiw of the forcast home sales in our area ! - 03/10/11 07:27 AM
INFO THAT HITS US WHERE WE LIVE...We should be especially careful to not erect barriers to our progress just because of a minor setback, like the one we had with last week's Pending Home Sales. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) index of signed contracts on existing homes slipped in January for the second month in a row. But the drop wasn't as bad as expected and, as the NAR's chief economist said: "We should not expect the recovery to be in a straight upward path--it will zig-zag at times."The latest NAR overall forecast gave an interesting picture of that recovery. … (0 comments)

kitsap county: Spring cleaning your home- before you sell! - 03/08/11 01:20 AM
Putting your house on the market? Before the "For Sale" sign goes up, give your property the ultimate spring cleaning. When it comes to showcasing your home for sale, there's no such thing as a house that's too clean.  Here's what I recomend as an expert  you do to clean before holding an open house. Prior to your first open house, review each room for grime and clutter, including the garage, basement or attic, as there are multiple steps to a polished look.  And beware the too corny maneuver: apples baking in the oven are definitely out; the aromas of essentials oils, … (1 comments)

kitsap county: Is your home ready to sell for this spring? Tips for you to help get your home sold! - 03/06/11 03:06 PM
Spring Cleaning Your Home  
1 Make a list of the tasks you want to accomplish. Of course you know you want to do the main things you would do each day, like the dishes and the laundry. Once you get those down, you will need to add the tasks that you do monthly and semi-yearly. These are tasks like cleaning out closets, cleaning the windows and the oven.
2 Inventory your supplies. Now that you know exactly what you are going to do, you need to take stock of the supplies you have on hand, and consider what else you … (0 comments)

kitsap county: I will not be deterred!! - 03/02/11 07:59 AM

I know my strength, I know my ability, I know my determination, I WILL NOT BE DETERRED.
Dont let anybody shake you of your goals!
Have a great end of the 1st quarter!

kitsap county: Perseverance is the key of the day! - 01/31/11 04:12 AM
Often it is not the strong and powerful things of this world that make the biggest difference but the meek and steadfast. The same way water cuts through rock......LOVING KINDNESS coupled with PATIENCE and PERSEVERANCE are powerful forces in transforming us and our world.
It seems we all need to look within to help each other.

kitsap county: Winter pests-steps to pest proof your investment - 01/24/11 07:02 AM
Winter months bring frosty temperatures, gusty winds and slippery sleet and snow, sending people indoors to seek warmth and shelter.  The chill in the air may also send a few uninvited pest guests into your home, too. Most homeowners don't think about winter pests until they see signs of an infestation, at which point treatment becomes more difficult. The best way to keep pests out of your home in the cooler months is to take preventative action before you have a problem.
Pests such as rodents and cockroaches seek food, water and shelter in the winter - all of which can … (0 comments)

kitsap county: Strategy for home buyers in todays market - 01/23/11 11:53 AM
Living from one paycheck to the next may be the norm for many people. But homebuyers need a better strategy.
If buying a home is your goal, then it needs to be your priority!!
Most people need to sacrifice a little and stick to a budget in order to save for a home.
A good budget plan begins one or two years before a buyer makes an offer. Here are four tips for renters who plan to become homeowners.
1. Build strong credit
When it comes to securing a loan at the best mortgage rate, credit is king.
The most important … (0 comments)

kitsap county: Being prepaired to buy a home/ info you should know! - 01/23/11 11:32 AM
Home Buying Process
If you are a first-time homebuyer or haven't bought a home in a while, this guide will offer valuable information about buying a home.
Gather the information you will need to qualify for a home mortgage
Before you can buy a home, you will need to secure financing. Be ready to provide a mortgage lender with the following information:
Income and Employment
What is your current income? Are you employed? Do you have a history of steady employment? Down Payment
Your lender will ask how much money you have available for a down payment. A down payment … (2 comments)

kitsap county: Home Ownership is the best investment! - 01/23/11 11:18 AM
Home ownership is perhaps the surest way to accumulate net worth that there is, and it is often the largest and most important part of the total portfolio of many middle-income Americans.
The beauty of home ownership in this regard is that it tends to be a slow, almost inexorable wealth builder. In many ways, it operates more like a savings account than an investment. Each mortgage payment is like making a savings deposit, slowly building equity.
Call today for your next home!

kitsap county: Tips for making your home secure - 12/27/10 11:31 AM
 No one likes to talk about it, but burglary is a scary thing. Thieves usually look for potential targets that are the easiest to break into. You can make your home much less attractive to them by taking a few simple steps to beef up home security. Most of these security measures are easy tasks and only require a few simple tools. A little free time is a small investment for your peace of mind. 1. Installing a quality lockset not only adds to your home's beauty, it also sends a message to would-be intruders.2. Deadbolts are an inexpensive and effective … (1 comments)

kitsap county: Home improvements that add value when you are ready to sell - 12/27/10 09:55 AM
Do a little landscaping.Potential buyers will get their first impression of your home from its exterior. Sostand outside and take a few moments to look at your home objectively. Could thegrass use some cutting? Do the flowerbeds need a bit of TLC? Trimmedlandscaping indicates a home that is well cared for throughout.l Replace mulch.l Pressure wash the house.l Edge sidewalks.l Remove vegetation between concrete and bricks.l Trim tree limbs that are near the roof.l Cut the grass.l Prune hedges.l Freshen flowerbeds.l Clear away dead trees and debris.Tools: ExtensionLadders, Pressure WasherMake your home more welcoming.Before homebuyers even come into your home, they'll … (0 comments)

kitsap county: Making your investment energy efficient ! - 12/27/10 09:47 AM
Most folks work hard for their money. Why sit by while it slips through the cracks? There are simple and inexpensive steps that you can take to make your home more energy efficient and these solutions often bring big returns. As a bonus, they benefit the environment as well as the family piggy bank. In this article we look at some simple and inexpensive ways to reduce energy consumption in the home. Lowe's is happy to provide this information as a service to you.Making Your Home More Energy EfficientInsulating Your Water HeaterIf you always have plenty of hot water, you may … (0 comments)

kitsap county: Investment updates for the local area! - 09/27/10 06:00 AM
THE BIG ECONOMIC PICTURE (ALMOST)... We get lots of economic news this week, the sole exception being any reports on our beloved housing market. There's Retail Sales on Tuesday, expected to still be up, though at a slower pace. Wednesday has manufacturing, which continues its slow but steady recovery, as measured by the Empire State Index, Industrial Production, and Capacity Utilization. We get wholesale inflation with the Producer Price Index and inflation for the rest of us with the Consumer Price Index, both of which should show prices under control and deflation not a threat. We end with University of Michigan … (0 comments)

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