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TAKE A WALK!  Walking Associated with Lower Stroke Risk in Women Women who walked two or more hours a week or who usually walked at a brisk pace (3 miles per hour or faster) had a significantly lower risk of stroke than women who didn't walk, according to a large, long-term study reported in Stro...
Chicken Romano Meatloaf Needed? 2 cup(s) freshly grated Romano cheese, 1/2 cup(s) plain dried bread crumbs, 1 large egg, 1 cup marinara sauce, 2 pound(s) ground chicken How to? Preheat oven to 400° F. Line 13" by 9" metal baking pan with foil. Spray foil with nonstick cooking spray. In large bowl...
Did you know? ? The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "Its A Wonderful Life" ? All of the clocks in the movie Pulp Fiction are stuck on 4:20. ? Charlie Brown's father was a barber. ? Of the six men who made up the T...
WASHINGTON - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan unveiled the agency's Strategic Plan, which will serve as the agency's roadmap toward accomplishing its mission to "create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and affordable homes for all. "This Str...
Gotta have it! Helpful hints about Homeowner Insurance: 1. You're a statistic. To an insurer, you're not a person; you're a set of risks. An insurer bases its premium on your "risk factors," including your occupation, who you are, what you own, and how you live. 2. Know your home's value. Before ...
From my May Newsletter:     If you aren't in a position to pay cash for the home of your dreams, you must apply for a mortgage. With the changes that have taken place in the mortgage industry, many potential homeowners either assume they can't gain pre-approval and don't apply or think they can g...
With all the press, I'm sure everyone is aware of the $8,000 1st Time Homebuyer Tax Credit extension through April 2010 AND the addition of up to $6,500 for current homowners that want to buy a new home. For more detailed information, I have a link on my web site, www.jackadkins.com, to The Natio...
You can find the forms needed to apply for the 1st Time Homebuyer Tax Credit on my website: www.jackadkins.com. Always consult a tax professional with any questions. Form 5405 "2008" is to be used in 2009 as well. Last day to CLOSE.......11/30/2009!
     I'd like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!      Remember to Spread the news! 30 year fixed rates are at or near 4.875% and will probably stabilize in the mid to high 4% soon. Let your potential buyers know that pre-qualifying now, more than ever, is very important...
I was having lunch with a commercial lender last week who said, "It must be tough in the single family residential business with the maximum loan limited to 80%" I was surprised and let him know that we are making 95% Conventional Loans, 97% FHA Loans and even 100% Loans through VA and Rural Deve...

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