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On Thursday, the Department of Housing and Urban Development published new conforming loan limits that take them above $417,000, to a maximum of $729,750, depending on the median home price in a market. HUD also implemented temporary increases in FHA loan limits. Based on the area's median home p...
Lee Forbes | RE/MAX Gulfstream | 866-829-4333 2829 east 63rd Avenue, Bradenton, FL Your Private Oasis is closer than you think! 4 Bdrm Single Family House offered at $259,900 Year Built 2000 Sq Footage 1,680 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors 1 Parking None Lot Size 9.41 acres HOA/Mai...
Paul Pastore's Top 10 Ways Sellers Can Guarantee Their Home Won't Sell: 1. Be casual, not serious, about selling. A sage once quipped, "Money is only important when you don't want something enough." Real estate expert R.L. Brown said that if half of the 58,000 sellers in Maricopa County removed t...
Countrywide on Tuesday reported a loss of $422 million in the fourth quarter and revealed that an astounding one-third of its investment portfolio's sub-prime mortgage loans are delinquent.The numbers didn't appear to faze Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis's determination to acquire Countrywide, howe...
I know lots of you are thinking what is a P.A., why do I need it, and where do you get it.1.)P.A. - Professional Association- This is one of several types if incorporation. I know, I know... who wants to do more paperwork in our business. But, the rewards greatly out way the effort you have to pu...
No surprise here as Countrywide, The nations leading home lender, is finally scooped up by Bank of America. BOA had stepped in earlier in 2007 to assist Countrywide with some liquidity and has found todays buy out to be "A rare opportunity" said Bank of America Chairman and CEO Kenneth Lewis. "Co...
 This is about advanced website editing of automated scripts using a SSH type interface such as PuTTY to edit CRON jobs using cURL. From your command screen here are some common uses of cURL to access a script or to run a page automatically if the page is behind a typical Login section or a user ...
Taxation of depreciation claimed on real property works as follows: For a principal residence on which depreciation was taken up to May 7, 1997, the gain is not taxable as long as it doesn't go over the $500,000 or $250,000 threshold. For a principal residence on which depreciation was taken afte...
Currently, there are six tax brackets, ranging from 10% to 35% depending upon taxable income amount and filing status. Homeownership is made affordable for many families because of how Uncle Sam's tax deductions result in the federal government contributing 10%, 15%, 25%, 28%, 33% or 35% toward m...
Vacation homes have separate tax rules depending on the owner's personal-use days. A residence is a vacation home if it was used personally more than 14 days or 10% of the days it was rented (if rented more than 140 days). For a vacation home, all mortgage interest and property taxes are generall...

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