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I am delighted to be associated with Keller Williams Realty. Keller Williams is now the 3rd largest Real Estate Company in the U.S. was the only real estate company to report gains in associates added 22,786 new agents in 2009 What matters most is that you have allowed us to serve you and we want...
In my previous post I wrote about the new RESPA regulations. Here's a Quick Recap of The Recent Changes in RESPA (The Real Estate Settlement Protection Act) A new form replaces the one page Good Faith Estimate previously provided. Typical of regulatory agencies--the new form is now 3 pages--it us...
Beaufort County, South Carolina Homebuyers, it is important to be aware of these changes, since--according to HUD-- these new regulations are to your advantage. And --we are told--you might save on average $700 on your closing fees.  BUT HONESTLY--I am not going to bet on that! From my point of v...
Interested in purchasing a home in Bluffton, Beaufort and Hilton Head areas of  SC?  Maybe you QAULIFY to take advantage of the recent Home Buyer Tax Credit Program Extension-- Here's a brief overview: The Tax Credit Benefits will Help those who areIt is dollar-for-dollar benefit, not a tax deduc...
While we enjoyed family, fun and food this past thanksgiving, it was hard not to think about those who are struggling to meet their basic needs this holiday season.  We continue to have an abundance of foreclosures and short sales. I did a quick analysis of 188 active listings in the lower price ...
Some people have an 80 year old mind and a 40 year old body. Many who are in their 50's would have a hard time keeping up with many of the folks you'll see in this video. These people don't live in Sun City Hilton Head, but like them, there are so many here who have accepted the challenge of gett...
 The video and accompanying chart will make the November 7th tax credit extension and expansion clear. This is courtesy of Keller Williams Realty, Inc., Austin Texas   Home Buyer Tax Credit Extended and Expanded   Current New Effective Date ·        January 1, 2009 ·        November 7, 2009 Deadl...
On Sundays,  I run a circuit that includes a one mile asphalt path. It's great for precisely timing pace for a mile. On several occasions--an elderly, petite lady appears in her "running shoes." I'd estimate that's she's close to 90 years of age.  Wearing a flowery dress and a large hat that shi...
"I gotta tell it like it is--" Home buyers need to be clear on the Point of Sale Tax Law. I am hopeful that it will get repealed and soon. Here's what our backward-thinking lawmakers put on us: If you purchase a home in South Carolina, your taxes will be assess based on the SALE price (the marke...
Heads  Up, Bluffton South Carolina Home Buyers  The Department of Housing and Urban Development will require that closing costs be spelled out on a new, consumer-friendly version of the good-faith estimate form. Technically, lenders are to furnish borrowers this information within three days of ...

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