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10 Workers to Tip This Season Tipping this holiday season may sound too fancy for your budget. But when you consider that many of the people you tip get anywhere from 8 to 68 percent of their income from tips, you may want to give these helpful folks a break and plan for an added service charge. ...
12/08/2008
I INFO THAT HITS US WHERE WE LIVE  Mortgage rates have been dropping since the Fed announced it would buy $600B worth of mortgage backed securities and debt issued by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae. In this environment, mortgage applications last week were up 112% over the previous week. ...
12/08/2008
I wanted to share with you one of my home stagers latest success stories. An investor picked up one of my my home stagers business cards from another home she had staged in his own neighborhood and he is very glad that he did.One of his investment properties had been on the market for 60 days wit...
12/08/2008
YOU HAVE TO WATCH THIS YOU TUBE CLIP FROM THE FRED THOMPSON CHANNEL.IT SUMS UP OUR ECONOMIC STATUS VERY WELL AND MAKES YOU WONDER WHAT THE WORLD WILL BE LIKE FOR OUR GRANDCHILDREN AND GREAT GRANDCHILDREN???http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=fredthompson 
12/08/2008
Parents get serious about baby names in tough year The top boy's name for the year remained Aiden, followed by Jayden, Ethan and Jacob with classic names like Matthew, Jack, Michael, Alexander, Daniel and William all featuring in a list of the top 50 most popular names. The list, compiled from th...
12/08/2008
10 Tips for Competing Against Foreclosures Builders have a formidable new competitor on their hands. Foreclosed homes, with a huge price advantage over new ones, are outselling new homes in many markets. Though it's virtually impossible to compete against foreclosures on price, builders report so...
12/07/2008
Mortgage fraud has made headlines locally and nationally. Most of the time, mortgage fraud involves identity theft or fraud - making a borrower appear to be somebody else, with a better job, more income or fewer debts. Somebody more creditworthy. But some mortgage fraud involves a broker or loan...
12/07/2008
What is PMI and how to get rid of itBecause residential real estate transactions are secured by a very valuable asset: the home itself. If a borrower defaults on a loan, the risk for the lender is often only the difference between the value of the home and the amount outstanding on the loan, less...
12/07/2008
Home Buyer Checklist The Home Buyer Checklist identifies some of the important factors to consider when choosing a home. In addition to an affordable sales price, you will also want to be sure that the neighborhood and house meet the needs of your family. Take this checklist along when you go sh...
12/07/2008
What is an appraisalA home purchase is the largest, single investment most people will ever make. Whether it's a primary residence, a second vacation home or an investment, the purchase of real property is a complex financial transaction that requires multiple parties to pull it all off.Most of ...
12/07/2008