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Home Buyers' Tax Credit Update




Updated 11/4 1PM It's DONE From U.S. News and World Report The deadline for first-time home buyers to claim the $8,000 credit would be pushed back to April 30, 2010. But the term "deadline" doesn't mean the same thing as it does in the current credit. The Senate agreement stipulates that buyers must have a sales contract on a house [...]

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Today's Talking Point 10/29/09




Determing Price in this Market As a Realtor in today’s new economy, your role has changed dramatically from decades’ past. As recent as just a few years ago, most people viewed Realtors as information providers. Today, any person with an Internet connection can access the majority of the information they need to know about the real estate market and how [...]

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Top 5 Things a Realtor must do in November




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Today's Talking Point 10/27/09




Where are interest rates headed? Let’s take a look at mortgage rates and where they may be headed. Currently, mortgage rates are being held down by the federal government’s desire to help stimulate the housing market, therefore stimulating the economy. The government has, for over a year now, been very active in the purchase of mortgage-backed-securities. Their goal was to [...]

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Leaders Only




Can a Strong Leader Really Make a Difference? In times like these, the actual power of leadership is sometimes doubted. Can strong leadership really master the challenges everyone else is still battling? Can a strong leader actually navigate an organization through the obstacles that are paralyzing others? Are there some leaders that are so good that, no matter what hardships [...]

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