Monthly Archives: April 2010

House Committee Approves FHA Reform, Overlooks Changes to Minimum Down Payment

This post announces: House Committee Approves FHA Reform, Overlooks Changes to Minimum Down Payment On Tuesday, April 27, 2010, the House Financial Services Committee approved legislation that the lawmakers say will keep the FHA viable and enable it to continue … Continue reading

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Real Estate News Roundup

R E news roundup: Short Sales…A Breeding Ground for Fraud? http://www.dsnews.com/articles/short-salesa-breeding-ground-for-fraud-2010-04-23 Experts Predict Short Sales Could Prevent Foreclosure Wave in Nevada href=”http://www.reibulletin.com/146/experts-predict-short-sales-could-prevent-foreclosure-wave-in-nevada/” Fannie Mae Extends Seller Assistance Through HomePath to Help Move REOs http://realestate.bryanellis.com/1984/fannie-mae-extends-seller-assistance-through-homepath-to-help-move-reos/#7KmyIr2KF9VU

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Fannie Mae Changes Rules to Help Borrowers

The commonly held understanding about foreclosures, short sales and bankruptcies was that they would  very severely  impact a persons’ credit.  A person who had a foreclosure on his record might have to wait as much as seven years before he … Continue reading

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Forbes: The Great Housing Recession Continues

Here’s a Forbes article about the real estate market and whether we are out of the woods yet. As I read it, Forbes doesn’t think so, and neither do I. There were suggestions in the media this week that there … Continue reading

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Is the Real Estate Market Really Improving?

News stories abound telling us that the real estate market has bottomed or that the economy has turned around.  This article suggests that there is more to the story than would at first appear.  Much of what moved the market … Continue reading

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Higher Taxes for Real Estate Investors

Real estate investors can expect to pay more taxes to help pay for Obamacare. Obamacare places a 3.8 percent annual tax on investment income on individuals who make 200,000 dollars or more a year, and on couples that make 250,000 … Continue reading

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This is Amazing

This is amazing!

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Arizona did the Right Thing

The nation has for years endured a vigorous immigration debate.  Even though there are some in our midst that disagree, we have arrived at some rules by which we are supposed to operate.  The defeat of amnesty about three years … Continue reading

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New EPA Regulations About Lead

New regulations went into effect on April 22 of this year.  This is another example of the people in government that are all smarter than you or me and that have the mission of saving us from ourselves. The regulation … Continue reading

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Photos from Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull Volcano

These are some great photos from Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano. http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/04/more_from_eyjafjallajokull.html It reminds me of the photos of Mount St Helens in Washington in 1980. Enjoy.

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