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Archive for April 2009

RISMEDIA, April 18, 2009-(MCT)

It is, unfortunately, an all-too-familiar news image: An apartment building smolders in the hours after a major fire. Continued

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RISMEDIA, April 17, 2009-Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac modified nearly 24,000 loans during the fourth quarter of 2008, an increase of 76% over the third quarter. The modifications…

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The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 authorizes a tax credit of up to $8,000 for qualified first-time home buyers purchasing a principal residence on or after January 1, 2009 and before December 1, 2009.

The following questions and answers provide basic information about the tax credit. If you have more specific questions, we strongly encourage you to consult a qualified tax advisor or legal professional about your unique situation.

1. Who is eligible to claim the tax credit?
First-time home buyers purchasing any kind of home—new or resale—are eligible for the tax credit. To qualify for the tax credit, a home purchase must occur on or after January 1, 2009 and before December 1, 2009. For the purposes of the tax credit, the purchase date is the date when closing occurs and the title to the property transfers to the home owner.

2. What is the definition of a first-time home buyer?

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RISMEDIA, March 21, 2009-Over 70% of consumers identify errors on their credit report. Twenty-five percent of those are serious enough to deny consumers and business owners access to credit, preferred interest rates or even a job….

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Please read the following carefully and pass it along to anyone you know.

There are many “Foreclosure Rescue” scams beginning to surface in light of the government’s moves to help prevent foreclosures.

Here are some things to remember:

1. There is never a fee to get assistance or information about the government’s Making Home Affordable program.

2. Beware of anyone who says they can “save” your home if you sign or transfer over the deed to your house.

3. Never submit your mortgage payments to anyone other than your mortgage company without their approval.

For more information on how to get help please click:

www.makinghomeaffordable.gov
Beware of Foreclosure Rescue Scams – Help Is Free

OR CALL 1.888.995.HOPE(4673)

Please call me with questions or for more information. As always I’m here to help.

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RISMEDIA, March 30, 2009-Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the franchisor of one of the world’s largest residential real estate sales organizations, announced the results Continued

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Company Outpaces Market with Financial Model, Agent-Centric Initiatives

AUSTIN, Texas, Mar 02, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Keller Williams(R) Realty Inc., announced last week at its annual convention in Orlando, Fla. that it is now the third-largest real estate franchise in the United States, surpassing RE/MAX(R) International. According to Steve Murray of REAL Trends, a leading source of analysis and information in the residential real estate industry, the Austin, Texas-based company claimed the number three spot with 72,794 U.S. associates at the end of 2008.

"The success of Keller Williams Realty can be directly attributed to the hard work and perseverance of our associates and the soundness of our economic and organizational models," said Mark Willis, CEO of Keller Williams Realty, Inc. "While others might be looking at this market and seeing fear…

 
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MarketWatch: http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/keller-williams-realty-climbs-third-largest/story.aspx?guid=%7b2E5A6EA1-C83D-4777-AE3A-CFE07A817117%7d&dist=msr_1

RISMedia: http://rismedia.com/2009-03-03/keller-williams-realty-climbs-to-third-largest-real-estate-franchise/

Realty News Now: http://www.realtynewsnow.com/keller-williams-realty-climbs-to-third-largest-real-estate-franchise-in-united-states

Streetinsider.com: http://www.streetinsider.com/Press+Releases/Keller+Williams+Realty+Climbs+to+Third-Largest+Real+Estate+Franchise+in+United+States/4448618.html

Yahoo Finance News: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Keller-Williams-Realty-Climbs-bw-14513634.html

Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS188216+02-Mar-2009+BW20090302

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