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The biggest issue is for repeat buyers, who will have to accelerate their buying plans if they want the expanded tax credit. Since you must have a contract in place by the end of April, the best advice is to consult a Realtor ® now about qualification criteria and options in your area !  Repeat b...
Spring is here at last, and like many other homeowners you may be looking for simple do-it-yourself projects to spruce up your home or to increase its value. Keep reading to get ideas on a few weekend updates and upgrades that are sure to be worth your while. We've all heard the term "curb appeal...
Mortgage RatesMortgage Rates Drop Slightly in Freddie Mac Weekly SurveyMcLean, VA Freddie Mac (NYSE:FRE) today released the results of its PrimaryMortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®) in which the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM)averaged 4.95 percent with an average 0.7 point for the week ending March...
The northwest is one of the best places to be, these never ending views of creation help me see beyond the here and now.   For those of you working and not taking time to smell the roses, look around you and tell me some of the things in creation that you like! It helps to see there is more to l...
The "Flipper Law" is part of the Contractor Registration Act and says, essentially, that any person who improves real property within a year of selling the real property must have a contractor's license. In other words, if the seller improved the property within a year prior to the sale, the sel...
 Many stock futures rose modestly Tuesday as investors are betting that upcoming economic reports will show more signs of growth. A report on the housing market in December is expected to show continued improvement in the battered sector. Major indexes rallied Monday following encouraging signs a...
Sales of previously occupied homes took the largest monthly drop in more than 40 years last month, plunging far deeper than expected after lawmakers gave buyers extended time to use a tax credit. The National Association of Realtors says sales fell 16.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rat...
Yes watching time go away! The longer I am selling Realestate, the more my time seems so important with regards to family and friends! The picture below is of a dock in Fair Hope Ala. Its been many years since I last fished off the dock , but I have so many good memorys with friends and family, t...
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions on the changes to the Homebuyer Tax Credit Question: Existing homeowner credit: Must the new house cost more than the old house? Answer: No. Thus, for example, individuals who move from a high cost area to a lower cost area who meet all eligibi...
Unless your water pipes freeze at night while your family is asleep (and this is often the case), you may recognize that your pipes are beginning to freeze by a reduction in water pressure. At this point, action should be taken immediately. If the pipes are allowed to freeze completely, blocking ...

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