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Real Estate

First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit Ends Soon

October 14, 2009

The First Time Home Buyer Tax credit was authorized as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The credit is not a deduction, meaning you get the money straight off the your tax bill. If you owe $8,000 and you get an $8,000 tax credit you owe nothing. The bill authorizes up […]

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First Time Home Buying: A Chronicle of Stress

September 1, 2009

This is a guest post from my sister JP. She was kind enough to help me out by sending an article for while I am in the hospital. In fact when you read this I will have a new baby, I hope anyway. When my husband and I found out we were pregnant with our […]

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Pay Your Mortgage Off Early

July 8, 2009
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Once you have paid off your consumer debt, built up your emergency fund, and started saving for retirement you might be thinking about the best way to tackle that last major hurdle, your mortgage. Mortgages have become what most people see as a necessary evil and just accept it, why not it pay it off, […]

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3 Things that Could Cost You Your Dream House

June 23, 2009

People looking for their dream home or their first home always seem to expect things to fly right along and go smooth as silk. I am living in my second home now and I have yet to see a completely smooth process from sale to purchase, something just always seems to crop up. There are […]

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What $10,000 Buys Near Me

June 16, 2009

Jim with Bargaineering wrote a great post yesterday about How Much House you can buy with $10,000. This inspired me to see what I can find in my neck of the woods for that price. In an effort to achieve a little bit of anonymity I have chosen to highlight the four major metropolitan areas […]

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