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FHA Waives Anti-Flipping Rule Through Year-End to Speed REO Sales By Carrie Bay 01/03/2012 The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is extending the temporary waiver of its property anti-flipping rule through the end of 2012.  FHA rules typically prohibit insuring a mortgage on a home owned by t...
Saturday, January 8, 2012 Three Kings Day- A Bilingual Presentation- 3333 14th St., NW DC. Don’t miss GALA’s traditional Three Kings celebration, featuring a procession with the Magi and live animals, as wells as performances by local artists and gifts for every child.  Friday, January 13- Thursd...
  Bye, Bye To The American Dream? No Way! Despite another lackluster year for real estate, 80% of homeowners still plan to buy again and 59% of renters still aspire to own their own homes.   By the Trulia Insights Team September 20, 2011 Twice a year, we ask people across the U.S. (through an onl...
New Years Day 2012 for Montgomery County means BYOB...Bring Your Own BAG! A new County law regarding disposable carryout bags provided to customers at certain retail establishments will take effect on January 1, 2012.  Montgomery County passed legislation (Bill 8-11) on May 3, 2011, that places a...
It's the Holiday Season, which means traveling by car for many people this time of the year.  Even if you are not traveling this Holiday Season, you are still probably airport transportation for out-of-town family and friends, coupled with holiday social events as well.   The Intercounty Connecto...
Has Homeownership and "The American Dream" become an oxymoron? Consistently synonymous with the term "The American Dream" is homeownership.   For past generations, the ability to achieve owning a home was a financial challenge, yet patience and perseverance kept the dream alive. Many generations ...
     Why Renters are the Next Mortgage Crisis   Published: October 14, 2011  By: Dona DeZube If the constant media drum beat of negativity toward home ownership has you wondering if you’re crazy for buying a home instead of renting, you’ll feel better after reading Liz Davidson’s Forbes Magazine ...
Family Events and Ideas for the rest of December 2011   Brookside Gardens Festival of Lights 1800 Glenallen Avenue, Wheaton, Maryland. November 25, 2011-January 8, 2012 (closed Dec 24 & 25 and closed January 2-5) HOURS: 5:30 to 9:00 p.m., last car admitted 8:30 p.m. $25 per car Fri-Sun, $20 Mon-T...
Just because it is Winter does not mean that the listing of your home has to end for the season.  The holiday season can be interpreted as a "weed-out" season for the less committed listings and potential buyers, while real estate opportunities are on the market for the discerning buyers and sel...
 6 Steps to Winterize Your Home Now By JIM WANG  November 15, 2011 RSS Feed Print "Winterizing" might sound like a costly and intimidating process, but it's far cheaper and easier than the alternative: undergoing a wintry emergency nightmare because your home was not properly prepared. With a wee...

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