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Maybe you've heard - the government is coming to help protect you. For example, on July 30 a new disclosure act became law.  In order to protect you the borrowing, home buying, public, your selected lender must provide you with a Truth-in-Lending (TILA) statement detailing the costs you should ex...
08/17/2009
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If you are a first time home buyer (anyone who has not owned their primary residence for the past three years) that sound you hear is the expiration date of the First TIme Buyer's Tax Credit.  Could be worth up to $8,000 to you as a dollar for dollar reduction in your income tax liability. There ...
07/11/2009
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TAX FAQ answers you need when dealing with clients to buy or finance: Can the IRS take money from my bank account without permission? They absolutely can, and will if they start enforced collections. The IRS has the authority to utilize extreme tactics to collect taxes. Tactics include placing a ...
03/29/2009
In a departure from most highly regarded authors, Robert Kiyosaki, has a new book that he is creating on-line.  You are invited to participate in the development by commenting through links provided in the process.  So far the initial Introduction to the book and Chapter One are available for any...
02/05/2009
When potential buyers call on a real estate sign, what is it they want to know?  The price.  A few details about the house.  Oh yes, and the price. What do they not want to share with you?  Their name, contact information, phone number, and so on. You probably have Caller ID on your business phon...
02/03/2009
An "officer of the court", calls saying you failed to report for jury duty and that a warrant is out for your arrest.  You say you never received a notice. To clear it up, he'll need some information for "verification purposes"-your birth date, social security number, maybe even a credit card num...
01/28/2009
The Mortgage Bankers Association provides a useful "Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008" (HERA) Resource Center. "As you know, on Wednesday, July 30, 2008, President George W. Bush signed major housing legislation, Public Law 110-289, the "Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA)." ...
01/05/2009
One of the first things you learn to help improve your writing is the use of personas. Before you write a single word, you must decide who your audience is. do you want to connect through your ad with Harry the handyman or Suzie the soccer mom?  If you have a wide audience, consider using differe...
01/05/2009
What taxes you ask?  Wasn't there a law passed to eliminate tax on the debt reduction from a short sale? Well, yes, but ... (a pretty standard answer from government "benefits" as you know) If the home is a primary residence, and if you have no more than $2,000,000 in this type of "income", and i...
12/04/2008
Based on an email received from a friend today, here is a horse racing analogy for you.  Just add the appropriate number of zeros to these figures and it will be a closer, though still not a perfect match to the banking situation.  Still, I think it is closer than what Congress is using to explai...
10/06/2008
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