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Tuesday, March 15, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8 pm Ward 6 Office, 3202 E 1st St Please mark your calendars and plan to join us next week for our Ward 6 Meet and Greet with the new police chief, Chris Magnus. Chief Magnus has been on the job for about a month and has already announced some in-house changes ...
03/11/2016
For consumers with excellent credit , 97% conventional financing with a 3% down payment can be a good alternative to 3.5% down FHA financing. Gift funds are allowable for the down payment. There is no upfront mortgage insurance premium like FHA and the monthly mortgage insurance will eventually d...
03/10/2016
   Mortgage bond prices finished the week slightly lower which put upward pressure on rates. Mixed data caused uncertainty. Rates were positive into Tuesday morning and then began a steady selloff into the heavyweight employment report Friday. ISM Index came in at 49.5 versus the expected 49 whic...
03/04/2016
As an independent contractor I can relate and understand some consumers who are self-employed experience swings in their incomes from year to year. This can cause underwriters to question the stability of their income, especially if there are large decreases in income for the consumer from year t...
03/02/2016
The kitchen is a source of odors in the home. Some, like apple pie, are pleasing. Others, like the odor emitting from a kitchen drain, can hit you right in the gut.To clean and freshen your drains, pour the juice from half a lemon and a handful of baking soda down the drain. Flush well with hot w...
03/02/2016
The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act (the “PATH Act”) was signed into law on December 18, 2015.  Any interested parties are advised to consult a tax professional.Included in the PATH Act is a provision modifying the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (“FIRPTA”). The modification i...
03/01/2016
Mortgage bond prices finished the week slightly lower with put a little upward pressure on rates. Mixed talk from Fed officials caused uncertainty. The data early in the week was friendly toward lower rates. Consumer confidence printed at 92.2 versus the expected 97.3. New home sales printed at 4...
02/26/2016
DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – The Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course will take place here March 3-6, with aircraft and personnel scheduled to arrive March 1-2 and depart March 7.  For those that live in the DM Flight Path, they will recognize that Spring means an increase i...
02/25/2016
In the heart of Central Tucson is a historic subdivision called Colonia Solana.  Established in 1928, considered the first "urban" subdivision in Tucson.  A Spanish Colonial Revival house in the Colonia Solana Neighborhood could become Tucson’s next historic landmark.  The Tucson Historic Preserv...
02/24/2016
Mortgage bond prices finished the week near unchanged which kept rates in check. Stock strength dominated at the expense of mortgage bonds early in the week. We saw a slight unwinding of the flight to quality which pushed rates lower in the prior weeks. The data was mixed as usual. Headline infla...
02/23/2016
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