May 2009

Found 7 blog entries for May 2009.

What is more perfect than a home located in such a convenient location, magnificent scenery, favorable family oriented community, and packed with great amenities? Nothing makes quiet an impression like Southridge in Kennewick, Washington. Southridge definitely has something to offer everyone. It is situated in the center of almost everything. The town is just a few minutes away where you can enjoy shopping, dining, recreation and entertainment. It houses one of the best schools in the state, the Southridge Highschool, which boast about its high academic standards. Kennewick is best known for its wonderful scenery along side the Columbia River. It is the most populous among the Tri-cities and has a high potential for job growth, according to Forbes magazine.
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The State of Washington is all set to go for the $8,000 tax credit bridge loan for first time homebuyers. However, the IRS is not. Currently, the way the $8,000 tax credit works for a first time homebuyer (a first time homebuyer is defined as someone who hasn't owned a home in the past 3 years) is he/she will purchase a home then file an amended tax return to get the tax credit. For the $8,000 tax credit bridge loan, the down payment would be advanced to the buyer thru a third party then paid back to the third party when the buyer gets their refund from their amended return. However, with an amended return the refund has to be mailed to the buyer at his/her current address. This is where the IRS comes in, the State of Washington and Washington Association…
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This week, Colleen was called for an interview on the current state of the housing market for our local KEPRTV news channel. I don't know if 1 minute of TV exposure qualifies for 'celebrity' status, but at our house I learned that we can scrub a house spotless in less than 15 minutes notice and only a celebrity could motivate our three pretty girls and two handsome boys to do that. We were given 15 minutes notice the reporter was on the way! Colleen admitted to me that she was very nervous, although on the outside she was as calm and composed as ever"”an amazing feat considering that the last time she was on TV was 24 years ago, on the game show, "Let's Make a Deal". While only one minute was used on TV, the whole interview lasted more than 30 minutes as…
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It is of no question that Country Ridge properties are in demand. At present, lots are already ninety-eight percent accommodated by residential homes, so any real estate property up for grabs is truly gold. Country Ridge is a very warm community within the City of Richland and a fair-sized population of less than 400 family homes with a well organized home owners support. Parks and other common areas for residents inside the subdivision are around eleven hectares, all of which are highly maintained, making it a very good candidate for raising a family of any type. Country Ridge is also a most sensible location for one to live in with Richland being of easy access to other Tri-City areas thru its highway system, and Richland itself is full of endless…
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Today, with the recession taking a toll on the world markets, dedicated real estate compromises too are underway. There are a number of real estate providers and news construction owners who are now making available lease to own housing options. These options provide the home owner with the unique opportunity of generating the rent for the leased property and assimilating the same with the home owner or property constructor as a cash down deposit when and as he wishes to own the property. The lease to own housing options offer the leaser of the premises the opportunity to tap on the potential of the premises and get used to the neighborhood. The lease to own housing option is ideal for the low income first time property investor. The person gets a fair…
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Getting down into the real estate market to look for a property is not an easy task, but with the right guidance and resources at your disposal, it is not difficult either. If you are a buyer then the obvious first move would be to search homes for sale within the preferred locality. This task has been simplified thanks to the extensive networking by real estate agents and real estate brokers. In your endeavor to search homes for sale within the preferred locality, you ideally need to consider the real estate market situation, more so because of the current recession that has taken a toll on world economy. The houses and other commercial properties that are up for sale are listed in any of the following arenas: "¢ Dedicated MLS listings "¢ Local…
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