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This Month in Real EstateFebruary 2010...............................................................................................................................................CommentaryJanuary began the new decade with indications that the economy is beginning to gain traction. Real GDP gre...
02/10/2010
 10 Home Features Buyers WantHome designers and builders say that buyers are seeking cost-effective features and rejecting things that don't have lasting value.In today's day and age it's all about family togetherness - casual living, entertaining and flexible spaces.Here are the must-haves in ne...
02/01/2010
Homebuyer Tax Credit Closer to Extension November 3rd, 2009 An $8,000 federal tax credit for first-time homebuyers that is set to expire at the end of the month inched another step closer to getting extended until April. The Senate voted 85-2 yesterday to move the bill to a final vote, and senior...
11/03/2009
Status of Tax Credit:  Getting Closer     While a final deal was not reached, there were encouraging signs that a deal is very likely.  It is more a question of "when" than "if".   The proposed deal (which is still subject to change) would extend the tax credit until April 30,2010 and also expand...
10/28/2009
Thousands of first-time homebuyers will be able to get short-term loans so they can quickly make use of a new $8,000 tax credit that was designed to boost the battered U.S. housing market.The Federal Housing Administration on Friday released details of a plan in which borrowers who use FHA loans ...
05/29/2009
Pathway to Homeownership Soft-Second Mortgage Loan Program.  Own a Home. This is the Path. Receive up to $65,000 soft second home mortgage at 0% interest. 100% forgivable in 10 years with continuous owner occupancy; payable only upon sale or refinance. Up to $10,000 closing cost assistance grant ...
05/12/2009
The ‘Pathway to Homeownership’ Soft-Second Mortgage Loan Program offers soft-second home mortgage loans through participating lenders up to $65,000 at 0% interest with payments on the loan deferred until sale or refinance. In addition, the program offers up to $10,000 closing cost assistance whe...
03/22/2009
The ‘Pathway to Homeownership’ Soft-Second Mortgage Loan Program offers soft-second home mortgage loans through participating lenders up to $65,000 at 0% interest with payments on the loan deferred until sale or refinance. In addition, the program offers up to $10,000 closing cost assistance whe...
03/22/2009
                    Blogging From The Desk of Alicia Lagarde-Craig The recently passed American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, including the $8,000 tax credit for first-time buyers, presents an excellent opportunity for buyers ready to take advantage of today’s affordable market. Nonetheless, ma...
03/14/2009
When will home values stop DECREASING? Economists at the semi-annual National Association of Home Builders forecast conference are saying not soon, but that the end is in sight. The consensus says that home prices will bottom out as early as the middle of next year. The latest conference was down...
12/01/2008
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