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Archive for March 2010

Top Questions Home Buyers Have About the Tax Credit

March 25, 2010 – As the April 15 deadline to file 2009 federal tax returns approaches, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is providing answers to some of the questions home buyers are most frequently asking about the home buyer tax credit. “NAHB’s Web site that provides information about the home buyer tax credit has…

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Federal Reserve to Stop Buying Mortgage Backed Securities

The Federal Reserve renewed its commitment to keep key interest rates near zero for an “extended period,” but also confirmed that it will stop buying mortgage-backed securities at the end of March. The Fed, whose regular meeting began Tuesday, said that “housing starts have been flat at depressed levels” and “employers remain reluctant to add…

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Basement Upgrade Project

Dan and Janet purchased a resale home and just needed to add a few things to make the finished basement perfect. BOLD was asked to help with the design and installation of a refreshment area for the grandkids to hang out around and a storage area for off season clothes. Check out the before and…

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Five Tips for a Successful Home Remodel

March – As spring approaches, many home owners grow eager to start remodeling projects to update and refresh their surroundings. Before getting started, it’s a good idea to hire a professional remodeler for a workable plan and better results, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). A professional remodeler knows how to translate…

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HOMESTAR: Cash for Caulkers

WASHINGTON–In his State of the Union address, the President called on Congress to pass a program of incentives for homeowners who make energy efficiency investments in their homes. Today, while touring a training facility at Savannah Technical College, the President outlined more details of a new “HOMESTAR” program that would help create jobs by encouraging…

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Storing Paint Advice

Good advice from my friend, Tim Carter of I discovered many years ago it’s a mistake to save the paint in the cans from the paint store. Not only do you have to deal with lots of air in the cans, but you also have an issue with rust at the lid lip. The…

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Buyers Who Wait May Lose a Lot

Potential home buyers who delay have a lot to lose. First-time home buyer and move-up tax credits worth $8,000 and $6,500, respectively, expire April 30. Buyers who qualify get a dollar-for-dollar reduction in taxes or a cash payment if they don’t pay enough taxes to cover the credit. Other factors that should spur buyers: Low…

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