jane mcmullan realtor: Open House Safety Tips - 05/20/11 11:17 AM
Each weekend Realtors around the world host open houses. There are many thing that need to be considered when hosting an open house. With the upcoming National Open House Event June 4 - 5, many homeowners will be hosting this event themselves along with the Realtors. 
The following safety tips were published by the National Association of Realtors this week.  

Work with another person
Request local police assistance
Ensure your cell phone is fully charged and accessible
Explore all escape routes in the home
Have all visitors sign in upon arrival
Always walk behind the prospect
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jane mcmullan realtor: Home Path Loan Program Easier Than Ever - 04/29/11 07:47 AM
Good News in the real estate world for those that qualify for homepath loans. The points to be paid have been lowered. This makes the program even more attractive, in addition to the "no appraisal" and no PMI on the loan. There is also a program called the Homepath renovation program, which allows you to borrow enough to do needed repairs to a distressed property. Check out homepath.com, then give me a call to get you started on your way to your new home!
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jane mcmullan realtor: TIME TO START BUILDING IN VALPARAISO. BUILDING PERMITS WAIVED - OCT 2012 - 04/29/11 07:42 AM
As an incentive to stimulate home building and add jobs, the Valparaiso City Council voted Monday, April 25th to waive three building permit fees thru October 2012. The waived fees include the permit fee, sewer connection charge, and park impact fees.  The waiver is an effort to lower the cost of home ownership and move some of the approximatley 1,100 vacant buildable lots within the city.  Only 32 building permits were pulled by builders in the year 2010.
The move should come as good news to many affected in the challenging economy including new home buyers, area developers, builders, subcontractors, and building supply stores. It should help … (0 comments)

jane mcmullan realtor: Commercial Property in Valparaiso Indiana - 02/23/11 03:24 AM
Valparaiso continues to grow despite the economic downturn over the past few years. Porter
Hospital is going up very fast, which will draw more families to our area by creating more jobs,
and strengthening it's medical services to it's community, and neighboring communities. If 
any of you have tried to find the hold Porter Hospital, you will appreciate that it's new location
at Hwy 6 and Hwy 49 is a great location, making it much more accessible to everyone. With  I 
this in mind, the buzz is "find me a deal on some commercial property near the hosipital".
When hospitals go … (1 comments)

jane mcmullan realtor: Short Sales Can Take Awhile, But Worth The Wait - 08/07/09 10:01 AM
Thousands of homeowners who thought they'd cut a deal with their banks to sell their houses for less than their unpaid mortgages are seeing those agreements fall apart months later, contributing to the mounting foreclosures that threaten the housing...     I have taken two training seminars on short sales and it is still very frustrating to wait. Clients assume that it is the Realtors holding things up, but as the following article indicates the banks are learning as they go. I'm working with Countrywide Bank who say they have over 5oo short sales they are working with. What a mess, but there are … (0 comments)

jane mcmullan realtor: Westville 3 Bedroom Ranch less than 2 years old with fenced yard - 04/18/09 07:23 AM
Barely lived in 3 bedroom 1.75 bath ranch with attached garage located in Water Tower Place. Seller has improved the property in many ways including professionally installed blinds throughout the home, a 6 foot Wyndham vinyl privacy fence with 2 gates around the entire back yard, a large storage shed and very beautiful and complete landscaping including many varieties of perennials. The entire floor space has been insulated from the 5 foot crawl space and so has the entire garage making this one of the most energy efficient homes in the neighborhood. A few other features include a gas fireplace, ceiling … (0 comments)

jane mcmullan realtor: Mortgage Credit Certificates (MCC) for First Time Homebuying - 03/20/09 09:47 AM
The Mortage Credit Certificate (MCC) program offers first-time homebuying Hoosiers a Federal tax credit in addition to other programs. The tax credit amount ranges between 20% and 35 % of the interest paid on a mortgage each year, depending on the mortgage loan amount. The maximum credit per year is $2000 and definately worth it. 
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jane mcmullan realtor: Indiana First Home Program in addition to First Time Home Buyer's Tax Credit - 03/20/09 09:42 AM
The First Home program offers qualified Hoosiers below market interest rate mortgages. This program can be used with other plans such as FHA/VA, Fannie Maie, or USDA Rural Development financing. You can find the current interest rate by calling 888-227-4452 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or by visiting http://www.indianahousing.org
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jane mcmullan realtor: What is Title Insurance - 09/20/08 07:22 AM
Title insurance is a one time insurance premium that covers you against legal problems regarding claim to your property. These potential problems can be caused by mistakes and irregularities that may have occured in the past. Typically the seller purchases a policy to ensure that the title that is being transferred is clear of any liens or encumberances. The buyer purchases a policy for the lender to insure that they title will not be clouded when the time comes to sell, and that if it is the bank is not liable.
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