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With much thanks to one of our newest agents - Marjorie Suzanne', we've just added another "Special Loan Program" link.The URL for this link is:http://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov/eligibility/welcomeAction.do What is this program for?Special home loans for areas that the government qualifies as "...
Solar Energy From the "Go Solar California - A Consumer's Guide to the California Solar Initiative Statewide Incentives for Solar Energy Systems" booklet that can be found at http://www.energy.ca.gov/2008publications/CPUC-1000-2008-026/CPUC-1000-2008-026.PDF Why should I go solar? For many reas...
Tax Credit for HomebuyersFirst-time homebuyers who purchase homes from the start of the year until the end of November 2009 may be eligible for the lower of an $8,000 or 10% of the value of the home tax credit. Remember a tax credit is very different than a tax deduction - a tax credit is equival...
I try to keep things on a positive note, but sometimes the news is just that. Many thanks to Patty at HP for sending this video along:http://www.silverbearcafe.com/private/11.08/foreclosure.htmlI haven't been to the "Inland Empire" down South to look at real estate yet, but we experience exactly ...
We continue to keep an eye on the updates from Washington for you. This came in yesterday from CNBC:New Mortgage Plan: Who Qualifies and How It Works© 2009 CNBC.comFor homeowners looking to make sense of the Obama administration's new mortgage rescue plan, the program can be basically broken down...
Hello Neighbors,We had a great guest speaker at this morning's SAR (Sacramento Association of Realtors) Real Estate Finance Forum: Ken Stieger, Sacramento County Tax Assessor.Yep, the guy who runs the shop for Sacramento County. His group (about 170 staff) set your property tax values. We talked ...
Walk Score is a neat way to measure how 'walkable' your (or a prospective) neighborhood is. According to their web site "Walk Score helps people find walkable places to live." It does this by analyzing the area around a specific address and listing all types of businesses, parks, and other acti...