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By The Legacy Group, TheLegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
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Being a Jamaica Beach TX First Time Homebuyer makes you have to consider your options before you buy. The first thing you will need to consider is what your long-term goals are with being a home owner and how your goals fit in with that plan. One goal could be to stop paying rent that just increa...

By The Legacy Group, TheLegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
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Veterans now have access to a new VA renovation loan to refurbish or remodel their homes.  This loan program is available for new home purchases as well as for remodeling homes currently owned by the veteran.  It is estimated that over 50% of homes nationally are 40 years or older, and in the cur...

By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
Comments 13
Not sure how many of you will remember this group, The Rascals, they also went under the title of the The Young Rascals, singing a hit from 1967 here called a A Beautiful Morning a good way to start the day.  How about this one, Spirit in the Sky by Norman Greenbaum  And to finish up today Sonny ...

By Lisa Perry - NMLS # 276329, Northern VA - VHDA, 100% Loans - Jumbo Loans
(FHA, VA, Jumbo, Downpayment Assistance, Conv.)
Comments 1
 Backyard gardening and growing your own food can be remarkably rewarding. Aside from the simple joys it gives you in the morning, planting and growing your own vegetables taste better because it’s organic and chemical-free. They said that gardening is better for those green thumbs, but I believe...

By The Legacy Group, TheLegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
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Veterans now have access to a new VA renovation loan to refurbish or remodel their homes.  This loan program is available for new home purchases as well as for remodeling homes currently owned by the veteran.  It is estimated that over 50% of homes nationally are 40 years or older, and in the cu...

By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
Comments 17
Chubby Checker came up in conversation last week and many people did not realize he was still alive. He actually owns a house so i have been told not 2 miles from where I currently live. Famous for The Twist which I remember as a kid in the UK although I never knew it was a cover of a song by Han...

By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
Comments 2
You are invited to our Open House on Sunday!July 12, 1PM-3PM, Hosted by Trista. 6500 Welch Lake Rd, Grass Lake, MI 49240  This pristine ranch home offers a truly turnkey experience set on 2 serene acres of land nestled in the Waterloo Recreation Area. The floorplan offers plenty of space for all ...

By Michael Wayne Jackson, Realtor - Seniors Real Estate Specialist Novato
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 8
Several Agents told this couple they wouldn't be able to buy a home in Marin COunty with a VA loan. Well that myth was debunked. Congratulations to Steven and Barbara. It was not easy but the complex was able to get approved and so were they. 

By Highland Homes, Building Quality New Homes in Florida Since 1996
(Highland Homes)
Comments 1
Do you have a client who is considering buying a new home in Florida and is not sure if they have the credit score required? One of the most common questions you probably receive from clients is what credit score is needed to buy a home. While there is no “one size fits all” answer to this questi...

By The Legacy Group, TheLegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Comments 1
The benefits of a preapproval (not prequalification) for Kingwood Texas Mortgages. Many consumers are not informed on the proper way for buying a home. No question, this is a big decision, and one that can be either immensely stressful- or immensely enjoyable- depending on how you go about the ho...

By Aaron Rice Helps, The Future of Immersive Storytelling...
(eXp Realty )
Comments 0
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By Steven L. Smith, Bellingham WA Home Inspector
(King of the House Home Inspection, Inc.)
Comments 29
The State of Washington has released a photo, shall we say publicity photo, of the new home inspector licensing advisory board. The board is pictured with State Senator Harriet Spanel, who worked for years to get home inspector legislation passed. She said, speaking to the board, that it was one ...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 29
Autoscheduling Considered Not Essential by ActiveRain ActiveRain Member Support The developers are focused on the issues that impact the majority of the community as first priority, and that is as it should be.The autoscheduling feature didn't even exist for at least the first half of this commun...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
Comments 10
I share in the frustration that Roy Kelley has with the scheduler not being operational.  I like to schedule my posts so that they are spaced out, rather than 2 or 3 posts one after another. Autoscheduling Considered Not Essential by ActiveRain   ActiveRain Member Support The developers are focus...

By James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector
(JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC)
Comments 9
Contrary to popular belief attic ventilation is not a panacea for condensation or other moisture related problems that occur in cold climate attics In the colder months of the year while venturing into attics, it is not uncommon for me to find condensed moisture or frost present on the roof sheat...

By Debbie Cook, Silver Spring and Takoma Park Maryland Real Estate
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc)
Comments 12
The Seven Oaks Neighborhood in Silver Spring straddles Sligo Creek Park and 2 zip codes in Silver Spring. The boundries follow along Sligo Creek from Dale Drive and Colesville Road at Mrs. K's Tollhouse to the Silver Spring International Middle / Sligo Creek Elementary Schools on one side where t...

By Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe
( (408) 425-1601)
Comments 6
                                                                        Sam ShuehI was given the name Samuel by my parents which automatically qualify me as having a Jewish name. Over the years I have wore many hats.  This photo was taken last week in Jordan, Middle East.   I did not want to go t...

By Ken Blaudow
(Indy Mortgage)
Comments 24
Brought to You By: OptOutPreScreen.com What is Optoutprescreen.com and is it Legit? Optoutprescreen.com lets you opt out of pre-approved credit card offers and the risk of credit card fraud that comes with them. That means less junk in your mail box! Identity theft and credit card fraud are two o...

By Dr. Margot Weinstein
(MW Leadership Consultants LLC)
Comments 22
By: Dr. Margot Weinstein, CIPS, CEOMW Leadership Consultants LLC (Consultant & Trainer)Email: drmargot@drmargotweinstein.com  (Pictures of FIABCI Leadership on my Web Site:www.drmargotweinstein.com The Social Networking Site, Facebook, recently advertised that they reached 300 million people worl...

By Sandra Nixon
(EverSand Realty Group)
Comments 10
Try to modify your loan!!!  Being in the Real Estate industry is one sentence that needs no explanation of "loss of income".  Back in February I was notified by a friend who works for Wells Fargo (the holder of my mortgage), that the "making home affordable" program was just put into place.  It ...