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A few simple things you can do to help your house show better and sell faster are as follows: 1. Donate old clothes that you no longer wear to charity. Makes closets appear larger. 2. Change low wattage light bulbs to a higher wattage. People like lots of light. 3. Make sure your front door is cl...
Check out the helpful information for homebuyer education at, or call Jane at Century 21 Pace Esates to answer any questions you might have regarding the purchase of your first home. The are many programs available that will enable you to purchase your first home with li...
The Mortage Credit Certificate (MCC) program offers first-time homebuying Hoosiers a Federal tax credit in addition to other programs. The tax credit amount ranges between 20% and 35 % of the interest paid on a mortgage each year, depending on the mortgage loan amount. The maximum credit per year...
The First Home program offers qualified Hoosiers below market interest rate mortgages. This program can be used with other plans such as FHA/VA, Fannie Maie, or USDA Rural Development financing. You can find the current interest rate by calling 888-227-4452 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or by vis...
The National Association of Realtors NAR continues to work hard  both in the public arena and behind the scenes in Washington, D.C., to stabilize the housing market and address legislative and regulatory issues that impact you. As a member of NAR I am aware of the efforts that are made to protect...
Century 21 Pace is hosting a fundraiser for the Porter County "no kill" facility and the Morraine Wildlife Refuge June 25h weekend.  One of the ways we will be raising money for this great cause is a huge garage sale held in Crown Point. We have a storage unitl rented to keep donations until that...
MSNBC reported yesterday (March 19, 2009) that interest rates on a 30 year fixed have dropped to a record low. The Federal Reserve launced this new effort to boost the housing market making the national average fixed rated 4.94 percent. This is the lowest on record since 1979.  
The two most important components when selling are price and presentation. Pricing the property along with simple staging techniques will help you house sell more quickly.  For more information on home staging: To find me on this site type in 46383 zip code. See you th...
Now is a great time for first time homebuyer's to get a great deal. If you haven't owned a home in the past 3 years you are eligible to receive up to $8,000 returned as a tax credit though 2008. Prices are down, you can't go wrong. In the past the credit was to be repaid within a certain amount o...
It's beneficial  for the seller that is having difficulty making their monthly payment, and owes more on the property than it is worth in the current market.  Because they're going to be forgiven a large portion of the money they owe, and are saving their credit (way better than a foreclosure on ...


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