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Changing the Way People Buy Homes: Using the 203k Program to Purchase ‘Dream Homes' By Stephanie Andre RISMEDIA, December 31, 2009-Driving to work one morning earlier this summer, home buyer Lori Kramer was thinking about the homes she and her husband had looked at the day before. Then, she had a...
12/31/2009
  RISMEDIA, December 22, 2009-The holiday gift-giving season is an appropriate time to involve children in charitable giving and teach them why the old adage, "It is better to give than to receive," is true. Here are five great ways for parents to lead by example and teach their children the true...
12/22/2009
Credit Card Perks Worth Knowing By Gregory Karp RISMEDIA, December 15, 2009-(MCT)-Credit cards can lead to a holiday debt hangover. And with card companies cutting credit lines, adding fees and raising interest rates lately, they haven't made many new friends among consumers. But for savvy consum...
12/16/2009
HouseLogic, NAR's new consumer website, offers everything homeowners need to increase, maintain and protect the value of their home. The site provides free information and tools to help homeowners with home improvements, maintenance projects, taxes, finances, insurance, and even community involv...
12/12/2009
  Triangle Housing Market Turns Corner, with October Sales up 17.6% Triangle Business Journal-by Amanda Jones Hoyle   For the first time in more than a year, the Triangle residential market made a monthly gain in the number of homes sold, with 17.6 percent more homes sold during October compared ...
11/23/2009
Pending Home Sales Rise 6.1% in September By Ken Sweet FOXBusiness The number of contracts signed for home purchases jumped for the eighth consecutive month in September, the National Association of Realtors said Monday, as home buyers moved quickly to take advantage of the first-time home buyer’...
11/16/2009
Expanded Version of Tax Credit Will Allow More Homebuyers to Qualify RISMEDIA, November 9, 2009-President Obama recently signed an expanded version of the $8,000 first-time homebuyer tax credit that was set to expire on November 30. "The new version of the tax credit has the potential to stimulat...
11/08/2009
It Is All In The Numbers by Cliff Hockley "The biggest mistake many investors make is to ignore the numbers generated by their properties." Financial statements.  Let's start with financial statements, or lack of them. Many real estate investors only track the results of their real estate investm...
10/23/2009
Home buyers should pay attention to IRS Form 4506-T Not just a harmless part of the paper blizzard, it potentially exposes otherwise confidential personal financial information to unknown and uncontrollable numbers of people. By Kenneth R. Harney October 11, 2009   Reporting from Washington - You...
10/12/2009
  9 Ways to Stay Safe Online and Protect Your Privacy By Nerissa Sardi RISMEDIA, September 17, 2009-Nearly everyone is using the Internet these days to find information or connect with others. But surfing the Web can still sometimes feel like the Wild West. Despite technological advances to help ...
09/16/2009
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