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Just attended the auction for 2 houses on Edisto: 607 Jungle which went for $385,000 and 314 Jungle went for $345,000. The houses had been on the market for over 6 months around the $394,000 range. Amazing. It will give us great comps. Hopefully this is a sign the market is improving.
Americans Pare Down Debt from WSJ •-          U.S consumer are shedding debt at the fastest rate in more than six decades, largely through a wave of defaults, but could also help clear the way for a stronger recovery   •-          Total U.S household debt, including mortgages and credit card bala...
I thought this was a great article from the NAR. Thank goodness we have this association for professional realtors. Marie The National Association of Realtors® urged Congress and the administration to move cautiously before making changes to the Federal Housing Administration program that has ser...
Great article I just read from one of my publications.   Category: Market conditions The mortgage lending landscape changes a lot.  Rates and guidelines are in constant flux, and it creates preparedness challenges for buyers that aren't paying in cash.The loan you get today won't always be the lo...
According to my banker, interest rates are set to increase at least .075% by the end of march. Get your clients to make a move asap if you have anyone wanting to buy. NOW is the time. Marie
Thought this might be of interest, just read this on a blog from another agent in the country. Have not verified this, you might want to check it out if you deal with Bank of America on Short Sales. Also, has anyone heard about sellers who do short sales are receiving tax bills at the end of the ...
Point of Sale Update  After failing to give H.3272 third reading last month, the legislation remains in the Senate Finance Committee, while retaining its place on the Senate Calendar. The Finance Committee has not met to consider H.3272. With the state budget looming, it is unlikely that the Comm...
Just received an eletter from my tax accountant. Thought it might be of interest to all of you. Be sure to contact your tax accountant for verification. Marie You Can Still Make a 2009 IRA Contribution If you haven't contributed funds to an Individual Retirement Arrangement for tax year 2009, or ...
Just received this from my ekiplinger newsletter, thought you might find this of interest if you own a small business like I do. Marie New Kiplinger Audio Conference... Tax Alert:  File a refund claim NOW for FICA taxes paid on severance pay There's some stunning news on payroll taxes for compani...
Currently the National Flood Insurance Program is only funded until March 28, 2010 (which is a Sunday).  Senate Delay Leaves Flood Policyholders High And Dry  By ARTHUR D. POSTAL   Insurance industry officials pressed Congress for longer-term action on reauthorization of the National Flood Insura...

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