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2010 

Out with the Old, In with the New 2010 Brings Meaningful, Pro-Consumer Reform to the Credit Card Industry On January 12, the Federal Reserve Board announced a final rule amending Regulation Z (Truth in Lending) that bolsters the 2009 Credit CARD Act. This rule's adoption means billions in consume...
01/25/2010
The median list price in GLADSTONE,OR this week is $254,900. The 39 properties have been on the marketfor an average of 146 days. Inventory has been lightening lately and the Market Action Index has been trending up. Though days-on-market is increasing, these are mildly positive indications for t...
01/22/2010
Sales activity showed improvement this December versus December in 2008. Closed sales were up 52.6%, while pending sales rose 40.9% At December's rate of sales, it would take approximately 7.7 months to sell the 11,597 active listings. If you'd like to know what the average sales price for the Mo...
01/22/2010
10 Cities Where It's Smarter to Buy For people who want to own a home, the premium to buy—the spread between what they’d spend to rent and what they’d pay for a mortgage—is much lower than the 15-year average in many cities. To determine what cities are smart buys, Forbes magazine computed the pr...
01/22/2010
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FHA Changes: FHA is trying to balance 3 fundamental objectives: Financial soundness of the FHA insurance fund-ensuring that its capital ratio returns above 2% Fufilling its mission of serving borrowers not adequately served by the private sector Facilitating the recovery of the housing industry a...
01/21/2010
Haiti: How Greenies Can Help by Amanda Wills One of the No. 1 questions on social media outlets and blogs during the aftermath of last week’s 7.0 magnitude Haitian earthquake was How can I help? While President Obama has pledged $100 million in disaster relief, there is an onslaught of mass mobil...
01/21/2010
Fight Financial Myths with Facts TRUE OR FALSE? The average fee for overdrawing on a debit card transaction is double the amount of the overdraft.  True.  The average shortfall is only $17, but the average overdraft fee is $34. In recent years, the financial services industry has spent more on lo...
01/18/2010
CLICK TO VIEW LISTING WEBSITE Photo Gallery Description and Features Custom Built home on .93 manicured acre in upscale Cooper Mountain. This Home offers a fabulous kitchen with Granite counters and Stainless appliances. The Kitchen opens to a Casual Dining area, a spacious Family Room with expa...
01/14/2010
If You Want to Take Advantage of the Tax Credits…… You Need to take action now (rates WILL be going up!) Tax Credit Expires April 30, 2010, must be under contract by then, with a closing by June 30, 2010 Average closing take around 45 days, which occurs after we find the home and make the offer. ...
01/05/2010
Tax Law Changes for 2009 That May Affect Your Taxes: First-time Homebuyer Credit:The credit increased to as much as $8,000 ($4,000 if married filing separately) for homes bought after 2008 and before May 1, 2010. Homebuyer Credit for Current Homeowners:A refundable credit of up to $6,500 (up to $...
01/04/2010
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