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By Keith Jones, CPA, I help GOOD FOLKS solve IRS tax problems & restore
(Keith Jones, CPA TheCPATaxProblemSolver)
    If you owe back taxes and don't file on time, you are subject to failure-to-file and failure-to-pay penalties. and you'll be charged interest on unpaid balance.   In this article, we describe the repercussions of failing to file or file back taxes on time and your options when you owe the IRS money. How to handle back taxes and IRS debt Knowing your alternatives can help you decide what else to do when you are owing the IRS money. In this manner, you could devise a strategy. The following are the most popular options for those who owe money on IRS back taxes but are unable to pay. Time Needed: 60 minutes Total Cost: USD 69 Things Needed ? -Quiet Time Required tools: - A Computer. 6 Practical Ways to Proceed When You Owe IRS Back Taxes: 1. Establish a payment plan with the IRS. Insta...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Neighborhood InformationThe city of Bay Minette serves as the Baldwin County seat, which also houses the Baldwin County Courthouse. Home shoppers in Bay Minette, AL, can take advantage of the economic, cultural, and social opportunities offered by the larger cities nearby while still experiencing the charm and relaxed pace of life characteristic of smaller southern communities, thanks to the town's excellent location. Get in touch with our knowledgeable realtors if you're interested in seeing some beautiful Bay Minette, AL homes for sale or learning more about the area.There is a diverse selection of leisure activities available in Bay Minette. Everyone is sure to have a good time within city limits thanks to the wide variety of parks, waterways, restaurants, recreation centers, and a p...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Neighborhood InformationLocated on Mobile County's Eastern Shore, Stapleton is a small, quiet town full of friendly residents. Stapleton, AL, has a wide variety of attractive houses on the market for anyone looking for a new place to call home. Many of the local single-family homes are environmentally friendly and designed to take full advantage of the surrounding natural light. There are several excellent open floor plans, beautiful kitchen countertops, and warm fireplaces in nearby homes. Contact our office whenever it is convenient for you to learn more about the available homes in Stapleton, Alabama. When finding you a home in Alabama's Stapleton, our realtors are committed to doing whatever it takes to make that a reality.Stapleton, Alabama, has many homes for sale, most of which c...
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By Trent Dalrymple (248) 854-0625, Allowing Mortgage Professionals to Lend Nationwide
(Home State Bank)
Mortgage Professionals!Are you feeling Kind of Blue about your mortgage loan originations?Join us to take advantage of our NATIONWIDE lending platform and you'll have the perfect reason to contact your past and the potential clients in your data base with the news that you can help them purchase and refinance homes inside AND outside of your state!!I’m interviewing remote, experienced Residential Mortgage Loan Originators and Mortgage Branch Managers with a team, all across the country, giving YOU the ability to lend NATIONWIDE!No brick & mortar, no upfront fees and no net worth requirements to create your own mortgage branch, AND we'll handle your compliance requirements!Fannie, Freddie, FHA, VA, USDA and Non-QM loan programs will be available to you and your team!If you've been losing...
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)
 AUGUST 2022 WISCONSIN FORESTLAND SOLD REPORT Door County; Hunting, Timber, Investments! Market Snapshot for 20+ Acre Properties   Sold Properties Report Price Total Acres $/Acre Original MLS # Status Municipality County $90,000 20.06 $4,487 50245764 Sold Gardner Door $125,000 21.84 $5,723 50254627 Sold Jacksonport Door $139,900 24.84 $5,632 50248650 Sold Jacksonport Door $205,000 20 $10,250 50245510 Sold Liberty Grove Door $225,000 20.3 $11,084 50238631 Sold Egg Harbor Door $235,000 20 $11,750 50256586 Sold Liberty Grove Door $320,000 20.05 $15,960 1927566 Sold Gibraltar Door      $  10,250 Median Price / Acre       $1,339,900            147  $    9,109 Average Price / Acre        For more information on any of these properties, or to see how your property compares to these, call us o...
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By Ron Cedillo, Helping People and Enjoying Life
(Home Buyers Realty)
According to a recent survey from the Wall Street Journal, the percentage of economists who believe we’ll see a recession in the next 12 months is growing. When surveyed in July 2021, only 12% of economists consulted thought there’d be a recession by now. But this July, when polled, 49% believe we will see a recession in the coming 12 months. And as more recession talk fills the air, one concern many people have is: should I delay my homeownership plans if there’s a recession? Here’s a look at historical data to show what happened in real estate during previous recessions to help prove why you shouldn’t be afraid of what a recession would mean for the housing market today. A Recession Doesn’t Mean Falling Home Prices To show that home prices don’t fall every time there’s a recession, i...
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By Joe Manausa - Tallahassee, FL, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
1924 Leone Dr, Tallahassee, FL Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Click Here to Get Directions $3250003bed - 2bath - 0.27 acres lotMOVE IN READY home located in highly sought after Melody Hills! This adorable property has so much curb appeal and old Tallahassee charm while boasting fantastic features throughout. This home has multiple living spaces including a living room, family room, additional office/study area, a well-appointed and open kitchen, and an over-sized large master suite with vaulted ceilings, double vanities, and walk in closet! Also featuring updated flooring (no carpet here!), a 2014 HVAC and brand new mini-split in 2022, this home will be low-maintenance for years to come. This adorable home offers privacy but with close proximity to everything - This in town gem will ...
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By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
The Fed minutes from the July meeting will be released at 2:00 p.m. ET this afternoon. There is speculation and fear the Fed discussed outright sales of Mortgage Backed Securities as they do not want them on their balance sheet. The Fed is set to shrink the balance sheet by $95B a month come September along with a 0.50% rate hike or more. Investors will see if the economy can support it and yields have topped out. We shall find out soon enough.Mortgage rates were essentially unchanged in the MBA's latest survey and borrowing costs seem to be topping out near current levels. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell to 5.45% from 5.47% with 0.57 points for the week ended August 12, 2022. Within the data, it showed that the Market Composite Index fell 2.3%, the Refinance Index lost 5% and the ...
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By Joe Manausa - Tallahassee, FL, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
1003 Hiawatha Dr, Tallahassee, FL Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Click Here to Get Directions $2200003bed - 2bath - 0.25 acres lotNestled in Southeast Tallahassee, this fantastic three bedroom, two bath lives large with a combo living room and dining room and features fresh interior paint and newer flooring, updated kitchen and appliances, updated bathrooms & interior laundry room. Updates have been completed (2020 HVAC and duct work, 2019 roof & 2021 water heater). The home also features and oversized master with his and hers closets, and the flex space downstairs makes for a cozy reading nook or office space.. This ideal location is convenient to shopping, schools, parks and entertainment for home buyers or is a great investment opportunity as well!Follow This Home Joe Manausa Joe ...
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By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
Mortgage backed securities were down 38 basis points today at 100.62 having closed 319 points below the 200 day moving average. The conforming rate is at 5.50% today.  My jumbo pricing is now sizzling! The 30 year jumbo for $1 million was at 4.875% with no points!. Whether in New England, the Mid Atlantic or the Midwest or anywhere else in the U.S., history tells us it is time to refinance!! Please call me at 203-981-8282.
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By Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(Value Added Service, 602-620-2699)
As housing market's shift across the US, Phoenix is experiencing an uptick in days on market for sales, lower sales volume, and a balancing of the housing market.  Like most cities across the nation, interest rate hikes have slowed sales and affordability challenges home buyers.   It might be hard to see the rear view mirror, but in 2005 - 2006, interest rates were 6%.  Now that we've experienced rates lower than 3%, some find  it difficult to sign up for higher rates.   Speak with a lender on ways to make sure you get the best interest rates for your mortgage if you're looking to buy a home.  If credit card debt is an issue, during pre-qualification for a mortgage, review your accounts.  Are you paying higher interest rates?  If so, reach out to that financial institution and request l...
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By Joe Manausa - Tallahassee, FL, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
5641 Maple Forest Drive, Tallahassee, FL Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Click Here to Get Directions $2150003bed - 2bath - 0.21 acres lotUSDA Eligible with 100% financing for those who qualify! Fantastic and affordable first time home or investment property located in Autumn Woods with convenient access off I-10 and Capital Circle NW. Enjoy the beautiful flat privately fenced yard from the screened in porch. HUGE laundry room and family room. Exterior of home was painted and all wood rot repaired in 2021. Newer water heater (2021), roof 2009, and HVAC maintained regularly by Bensons Heating & Air. With minor cosmetic updates, this home is move-in ready!Follow This Home Joe Manausa Joe Manausa Real Estate 850-888-0888 Licensed In: FloridaContact MeUseful Links Tallahassee Homes For Sa...
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By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!
(Fathom Realty Washington LLC)
Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, Fathom Realty WA LLC, Kitsap & Mason County, Washington's preferred real estate Agent & BrokerWhatever we are waiting for - peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance - it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart!Attributed to Sarah Ban Breathnach Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog post! This post was researched, authored, and photo by Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, ©2008-2022, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable; however it should be independently verified by the reader. Any reproduction of this blog post is prohibited without the prior written permission of the author...
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
  Young adults want a home; their parents want them to have a home. As a result, more moms and dads are giving money, co-signing or even gifting a house to their kids. NEW YORK – With rising home prices, the “bank of mom and dad” helps many adult children purchase their first home, especially as home prices and mortgage rates move higher. More parents are now stepping in to help young adult children buy, whether by co-signing on a mortgage, gifting them money for a down payment, or even buying them a property outright. “It has a lot to do with rental prices being so high,” Becki Danchik, with Coldwell Banker Warburg in New York, told Bloomberg. “They feel like it’s a waste to be throwing away money on rent when they can capitalize on the sales market right now.” Climbing home prices an...
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By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!
(Fathom Realty Washington LLC)
Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, Fathom Realty WA LLC, Kitsap County, Washington's preferred real estate Agent & Broker Real Estate 101 8/17/2022 (Quotes to help & motivate you!)We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge! Attributed to John NaisbittThank you for reading and commenting on my blog post! This post was researched, authored, and photo by Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, ©2008-2022, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable; however it should be independently verified by the reader. Any reproduction of this blog post is prohibited without the prior written permission of the author...
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By Sandi Bauman, Chico CA Realtor
(Chico Homes Real Estate)
15041 Pinehurst Way, Magalia, CA 95954 - $168,00015041 Pinehurst Way, Magalia, CA 95954FEATURESBedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 2Parking Spaces: 2Year Built: 1975Lot Size: .28Garage Size: 2Square Footage: 1449Agent Name: Sandi BaumanBroker: Chico Homes Real Estate Sales, IncMLS #: SN22173111DESCRIPTIONThis property was clearly loved. Great curb appeal with a charming white fence and flower bed. There are LOTS of extras built into this property. Asphalt driveway, 2 car garage, front and rear decks, enclosed porch, separate laundry room and storage sheds! Nice split floor plan with two bedrooms and a bath on one end, and a master ensuite on the other. It feels like a double lot with a secondary driveway and RV Parking! EXTERIOR AMENITIES Patio Tool Shed  LINKSSearch All Our Properties!! - https://ww...
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By Jim Patton, Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties
( Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816)
Pitman High School 2022 Football Schedule It's that time of year again!  High school football all across Stanislaus County will be starting soon.  The Pitman Pride, from Turlock Ca., will kick off their 2022 season on the road this year against the Central Valley Hawks (Ceres) on August 19th.  The Pitman Pride play their home games at the Turlock High football field located at 1600 Canal Dr, Turlock CA 95380.   8/19/22 7:00 PM Central Valley Away 8/26/22 7:00 PM Consumnes Oaks (Elk Grove) Home 9/2/22 7:00 PM Patterson Away 9/9/22 7:00 PM Golden Valley Home 9/23/22 7:00 PM Oak Ridge (El Dorado Hills, Ca) Away 9/30/22 7:00 PM Turlock Home 10/7/22 7:00 PM Enochs Away 10/14/22 7:00 PM Gregori Home 10/22/22 7:00 PM Modesto Away (At Downey H.S.) 10/28/22 7:00 PM Downey  Away  Come on out to t...
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By Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!
(Coldwell Banker)
 You can click here at Mukwonago Wisconsin Real Estate  to search for your next home. The following information is from the MLS and is for the period of 7/17/2022 to 8/17/2022. See you at closing!In the Mukwonago Wisconsin Real Estate market 23 homes sold; 4 were list and sold by the same company, and 19 were sold by co-brokes.In the Mukwonago Wisconsin real estate market there were 30 listings.In the Mukwonago  Wisconsin real estate market there were 7 pending listings.In the Mukwonago Wisconsin real estate market there were 1 withdrawn listings.In the Mukwonago Wisconsin real estate market there were 0 canceled listings.In the Mukwonago Wisconsin Real Estate market there were 9 expired listings.In the Mukwonago Wisconsin Real Estate market there were 4 back on market listings.In the M...
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By Jim Patton, Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties
( Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816)
Patterson High School 2022 Football  Schedule It's that time of year again the start of high school football is rapidly approaching. Schools from all across Stanislaus County will be kicking off their seasons on Friday August 19,2022.  The Patterson High School Tigers, from Patterson Ca., will open their 2022 season on the road this year against the Hilmar Yellowjackets on August 19th.  The Patterson Tigers play their home games at the Patterson High football field located at 200 N. 7th St., Patterson Ca.   8/29/22 7:00 PM Hilmar Away 8/26/22 7:00 PM Manteca Home 9/2/22 7:00 PM Pitman Home 9/9/22 7:00 PM Modesto Away 9/16/22 7:00 PM El Capitan Home 9/23/22 7:00 PM Merced Away 9/30/22 7:00 PM Atwater   Away 10/7/22 7:00 PM Central Valley Home 10/14/22 7:00 PM Golden Valley   Away 10/21/2...
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By David Krichmar, DaveYourMortgageGuy.com
(www.DaveYourMortgageGuy.com - Legend Lending)
Conventional 30 year Mortgage: 5.25%Credit score:740LTV:75%Loan Amount: $300kAPR: 5.42%FHA 30 year: 5.25% Credit Score:740LTV:96.5%loan amount: $300kAPR: 5.79%Conventional 15 year: 4.5%Credit score:740LTV:75%Loan Amount: $300kAPR: 4.6%Rates are Subject to ChangeCall me today if you are thinking of refinancing or buying a home, for the best mortgage rate possible.   
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