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By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
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What exactly is an Arizona hard money lender? How are they different from a traditional bank loan? How can they help you?You have heard the term, “Arizona hard money lender.” But, do you actually know what one is? Arizona hard money loans are asset-based loans. With this type of loan a borrower ...

By Jerry Thomas-Construction Loans, Construction Loans Jumbo/Conventional/FHA/VA
(Cranbrook Loans)
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I was inspired to write this blog by a recent question on this site, "What is your role in the loan process". I'm the loan officer, the middleman, plan and simple.On one side of my business I have my clients that need money to buy, build or refinance their home. On the other side are the lenders ...

By Lauren Massie, CPA, EA, MBA, CPA - Specializing in Tax Settlement in Raleigh NC
(Lauren Massie, CPA PLLC)
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Is the IRS taking money from your paycheck or threatening to do so soon?   If so, the reality of not getting your normal paycheck can be extremely stressful and scary! Good news! There are options to get your wage garnishment released! The main focus of my tax practice is income tax representatio...

By Gary Massey, CPA, Atlanta's Small Business CPA
(Massey and Company CPA)
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In our Atlanta tax practice, we meet individuals every day who have unfiled tax returns.  We have seen situations where returns have not been filed for years, or even decades. When the IRS discovers a non-filer (a common occurrance in our age where the internet makes it hard to hide from the gove...

By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Fred Griffin Real Estate)
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In our Atlanta tax practice, we meet individuals every day who have unfiled tax returns.  We have seen situations where returns have not been filed for years, or even decades.   When the IRS discovers a non-filer (a common occurrance in our age where the internet makes it hard to hide from the g...

By Lauren Massie, CPA, EA, MBA, CPA - Specializing in Tax Settlement in Raleigh NC
(Lauren Massie, CPA PLLC)
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Have a large tax debt that you’d like to settle with the IRS for pennies on the dollar through the Offer in Compromise program? Filing an Offer in Compromise allows taxpayers to make an offer to the IRS to settle the entire amount due for a lesser amount if they cannot afford to pay.The main focu...

By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
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To truly grown real estate investment business you need two things:  You need capital to expand, and you to need close on the best investment opportunities as quickly as possible. Arizona Private Money Lenders offer both. However, there are some specific instances where private money outshines ot...

By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
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 If you intend to rehab single-family homes, you may be wondering what type of financing is right for you.  Consider the benefits of Arizona hard money lenders and learn some tips on how to qualify for this type of loan.The great recession is a far distant memory. Home prices are on the rise, and...

By Joyce Marsh, Daytona Beach Florida Real Estate, Daytona Beach Area Coastal Homes and Lifestyles
(Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC)
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The Volusia County Florida Property Appraisers Office offers this easy to use Property Tax Estimator to help Buyers calculate what the estimated property taxes will be for their new home purchase.  Volusia County Property Appraiser - Valuation Calculator *Please note, this is an estimate only.   ...

By Jody Bruns, CDLP, Niche Marketing Expert in Real Estate & Mortgage
(Jody Bruns, LLC)
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A House Divided: Divorce and Escrow AccountsIt’s not a fun process for anyone but unfortunately, divorce happens and when there’s a home involved, achieving property title and equity division demands expert analysis and process. Handing over the keys, payment responsibility and even deeded rights...

By Robert Rauf
(HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ))
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 Did you know that Homebridge is the largest 203k (Renovation) Lender in the country?We offer Rennovation Lending for Conventional, FHA AND VA loans.  Our Renovation Concierge Service reviews over 150 work write ups each month and one of the main requested improvements we see from around the coun...

By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
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If you are in the middle of building a house for yourself or you are in the middle of a renovation project, you need to know that with Arizona construction loans, there is an ugly little thing called extension fees. Learn why you want to avoid extension fees and some strategies to keep your proj...

By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
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If you're looking to finance a construction project, you may be wondering where to secure financing. If land in your area is scarce, if your planned development is something others consider a pipe dream or if your credit situation is less than ideal then you should consider the benefits of hard ...

By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
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If you are in the unfortunate position of needing to know how to get rid of a timeshare, you know that it is easier said than done. Between dishonest timeshare companies and confusing legal jargon, it can be difficult to know what you should do. It can also be difficult to know who you can trust....

By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
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Timeshares are quickly rising to notoriety as being one of the most regretted purchases. With high maintenance fees and monthly costs, they are expensive. With inflexible schedules and booking dates, they are difficult to use. This combination makes it easy to see why so many people are wondering...

By Richard Woodward NMLS#217454, Service Beyond Expectations! Your Texas Lender
(Service First Mortgage, NMLS #166487)
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Property Settlement Notes in DivorceProperty Settlement Note – a deferred payment in property settlement used to equalize property. Used to equalize property Not taxable to the recipient Does not survive bankruptcy Very often when divorcing couples negotiate the terms and conditions of a property...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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Some interesting possibilities for those looking for a jumbo loan in Florida:  Current Low Down Jumbo Loans Florida Jumbo Loans & Credit Requirements In the past while, the conforming loan limits have been increased to cope with liquidity fears in mortgage markets because of the subprime meltdown...

By Jeff Boston, We Solve Mystifying Mortgage Puzzles
(Good To Go Mortgage)
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 Down Payment Assistance with No Monthly Payments  Down payment assistance from Good to Go Mortgage makes that dream home far more affordable. This down payment assistance program reduces the ongoing debt you carry on your home. With double the down payment you: Reduce Your Loan Size Lower Mortga...

By Richard Woodward NMLS#217454, Service Beyond Expectations! Your Texas Lender
(Service First Mortgage, NMLS #166487)
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Divorcing Your Mortgage Newsletter.  May 2018, bringing you Divorce Trivia.The History of Trivia is Anything But TrivialCalling all trivia buffs! You may school your friends in every random fact from pop culture to World War II, but how much do you know about the history of trivia itself? The dic...

By Richard Woodward NMLS#217454, Service Beyond Expectations! Your Texas Lender
(Service First Mortgage, NMLS #166487)
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How to plan for a divorce.  What you should know about getting a divorce in Texas.  Equity division in Texas is different than other states. It may require the use of an Owelty Lien to secure the best terms for the spouse remaining in the property or even to access enough of the equity.  Many tim...