Monthly Archives: January 2013

UPSIZING – THE NEW TREND

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After five years of downsizing, homeowners are “upsizing” once again. A growing family and a need for more living space are two of the primary reasons. There appears to be a renewed sense of optimism in housing. Homebuyers, regardless of … Continue reading

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IRS announces Tax Season is open Jan 30th 2013

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The Internal Revenue Service announced its plans to open the 2013 filing season and begin processing individual income tax returns on Jan. 30 for 1040 filers.  See link below for more details. http://blog.taxbrain.com/irs-tax-news/irs-delays-electronic-filing-date-to-january-30/ The IRS estimates that remaining households will … Continue reading

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REALTOR REVIEW

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Interesting Joint Study by NAR & Google A joint study by NAR and Google was released last week that discussed the role that digital media plays in the consumer’s home search process.  If you haven’t seen it yet, be sure … Continue reading

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New Fiscal Cliff Tax Rules

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You have been reading about the generalities in the newspapers.  Now here are some of the Act’s main tax features in more detail: Individual Tax Rates All the individual marginal tax rates under EGTRRA and JGTRRA are retained (10%, 15%, … Continue reading

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WHY GOALS ARE BETTER THAN RESOLUTIONS

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You can start the New Year off on the right foot by setting your goals in advance.  Establishing goals may be more beneficial than setting resolutions. Try the following simple starters to make sure that each goal you set is … Continue reading

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Mortgage News Update

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Following last week’s burst of major economic headlines there was very little market moving news this week. Mortgage rates reversed a portion of last week’s increases, ending the week a little lower. This week’s news had little impact on mortgage … Continue reading

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MAKING REPAIRS? ESSENTIAL EQUIPMENT FOR EVERY TOOLBOX

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A properly stocked toolbox is essential if you’re buying your first home or gearing up to take care of a few necessary repairs and renovations. The following are a few items you might need:  Power Drill:  There’s a reason the … Continue reading

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