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2011 

For some, finding this spot, "off the beaten path" will be tougher than ......   Read the COMPLETE BLOG POST HERE: Directions and Tips for the Half Day Event
03/30/2011
  On a seasonally-adjusted basis, the Pending Home Sales Index rose 2 percent last month, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. A "pending home sale" is defined as a home under contract to sell, but not yet closed. February's Pending Home Sales Index rebound breaks a 2-month losing ...
03/30/2011
  According to the EPA, the average U.S. household spends close to $500 each year on water and sewage bills. But by making just a few small changes, that figure could drop by as much as $170 annually. It's all in how you use your water. In this 4-minute video from Lowe's, you'll learn basic water...
03/29/2011
  It's a great time for Lake Mary buyers and homeowners to look at the 15-year fixed rate mortgage. According to Freddie Mac's weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the relative "discount" of a 15-year fixed rate loan as compared to a comparable 30-year product is the largest in recorded history...
03/26/2011
  Sales of newly-built homes plunged 17 percent to an seasonally-adjusted, annualized 250,000 units in February, and the supply of new homes rose to 8.9 months in February -- a 1.5 month jump from January. It's the lowest New Home Sales reading in recorded history, according to the Census Bureau,...
03/25/2011
  Home sales data is easing so far in this calendar year. Home resales and new construction have dropped to multi-month lows and, in many cities, home supplies are rising. One housing sector that's not slowing, however, is rentals. The rental market is booming. As reported by the Wall Street Jour...
03/23/2011
  Existing Home Sales fell 10 percent last month, according to a report from the National Association of REALTORS®. On an annual basis, 4.88 million homes were sold in February -- the first time annualized home resales dropped below 5,000,000 since November 2010. An "existing home" is one that's ...
03/23/2011
    According to Consumer Reports, Americans waste as much as 25% of the products they purchase. From food to pharmaceuticals, pesky packaging is making it hard for consumers to use "the last drop" of the things they buy and, as such, products are thrown out prematurely. It doesn't have to be tha...
03/22/2011
I am frequently asked, "what is the best loan for me?" While for many -they are a ton of variables... if you are a veteran the answer is quite simple. Get a Florida VA guaranteed home loan - its the preferred loan program for active, non-active, Reserve, National Guard, and retired military of th...
03/21/2011
Many borrowers believe that when they purchase a property by obtaining mortgage financing, they also own their home. Technically speaking, full ownership on a property only happens once the mortgage loan amount has been paid in full. To break this down in more detail, there are a few components o...
03/21/2011
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