Alisa Stone Herring's (thebeachpeach) Blog

Real Estate Broker/Owner - Stone Real Estate Group, LLC
The summer concert series Thusday nights at Aaron Bessant Park at Pier Park in Panama City Beach. If you are looking for an awesome way to spend some outdoors time with your family, this is the place to go.  From 7 to 9 pm every Thursday, bands from Reggae to Blues to New Grass to R&B will be lig...
The $8,000 first-time homebuyer tax credit has received a lot of attention lately, but it has also overshadowed another big reason to buy a home now: record-low interest rates. In May, 30-year mortgage rates of 5 percent were widely available. That's down from January's already-low 5.8 percent, a...
    Just a reminder... the Farmer's Market is now EVERY SATURDAY! See you tomorrow in McKenzie Gateway Park off Harrison Avenue, from 8 am to 12 noon.  
HUD Secretary Announces Monetization of Tax Credit at NAR Real Estate SummitWASHINGTON, May 12, 2009Shaun Donovan, secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, said that theFederal Housing Administration is going to permit its lenders to allow homeowners to use the $8,000 ta...
A COMFORTABLE MORTGAGE During the real estate boom, many homebuyers were surprised at the amount of money a bank was willing to lend - and many who took the full amount now face foreclosure. As banks struggle to reinvent lending, Bank of America has debuted . The W...
ORLANDO, Fla. - May 12, 2009 - Sales of existing single-family homes in Florida rose 25 percent in first quarter 2009 compared to the same period a year earlier, according to the latest housing statistics from the Florida Association of Realtors® (FAR). A total of 31,412 existing homes sold state...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - May 8, 2009 - Having approved a $66.5 billion state budget, the 2009 Florida Legislature adjourned minutes ago. For the Florida real estate industry, the budget includes several gems. Perhaps the shiniest: $30.1 million for downpayment assistance programs. Beginning July 1, th...
It's not rocket science: Houses that look fresh and attractive sell faster than beat-up homes. Here are some cheap tricks from Money Magazine for boosting appeal: · Buy a new mailbox, house numbers, doorbell and knocker: $200 · Green the grass with nitrogen-rich fertilizer: $50 to $200, depending...
According to the American Homeowners Association (AHA), recent declines in home values mean that many homeowners are now paying too much in property taxes. Start by checking the accuracy of the home's details used in the tax assessment. A number of mistakes occurred when local governments transfe...
FORECLOSURE HELPThe following groups are available to help at-risk homeowners: · HUD at (800) 569-4287, (877) 483-1515, or · HOPE NOW, a cooperative effort of HUD mortgage counselors and lenders to assist homeowners: (888) 995-HOPE or ...

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