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Monthly Archives: February 2010

‘Welcome Home’ Grant is Back

Posted on February 19, 2010 by tim in Buying, FHA, First Time Home Buyer, Grant Money, Home Buyer Programs, Investor

Article below is from 2010 – for a more updated approach to the 2012 Welcome Home Grant, click here to see updated details.

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10 Ways to Prevent Mold Damage

Posted on February 17, 2010 by tim in Home Maintenance

Although mold spores are present and found in every home, they will not cause damage or become harmful unless access moisture causes them to colonize and grow. Here are 10 ways to help prevent that from happening!…

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Essential Heating System Maintenance

Posted on February 15, 2010 by tim in Home Maintenance, Value

Heating system maintenance is an importance factor when owning a home. When house hunting this past year with so many home buyers – it was is was obvious that a well maintained heating system still remains one of the top …

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Highest Offer May not Always be Best

Posted on February 11, 2010 by tim in Buying, First Time Home Buyer, Negotiation, Selling

Sellers who get more than one offer should be aware that the highest offer isn’t necessarily the best offer, say experienced practitioners.…

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10 Home Features Buyers Want

Posted on February 10, 2010 by tim in Buying, Selling, Value

Home designers and builders speaking at the recent International Builders Show in Las Vegas say that buyers are seeking cost-effective features and rejecting things that don’t have lasting value. “It’s all about family togetherness – casual living, entertaining and flexible …

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FHA Increases Upfront MIP

Posted on February 10, 2010 by tim in Buying, FHA, First Time Home Buyer, Mortgage

Beginning April 4, 2010, FHA will raise its upfront Mortgage Insurance from 1.75% to 2.25%.  Other discussions taking place – decrease seller concessions from 6% to 3%.  If you need an FHA loan, start looking in earnest for a home …

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Interest Rates Predicted to Reach 6%

Posted on February 10, 2010 by tim in Buying, FHA, First Time Home Buyer, Mortgage

Interest rates are likely to rise to 6% by the end of 2010,predicted Amy Crews Cutts, deputy chief economist at Freddie Mac.…

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Home Buyer’s Seminar – Feb 16th

Posted on February 1, 2010 by tim in Buying, First Time Home Buyer, Tax Credit

You are Invited!
The $8,000 Tax Credit deadline is quickly approaching (April 30th) . Are you ready to buy?
Home Buyer’s Seminar – Hyde Park Panera, Feb 16th, 7:30-8:30 am

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