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Entries from May 2009

It’s almost June 1st and you know what that means…

May 19th, 2009 · 2 Comments · tips for home buyers, tips for purchasing a foreclosure

The 2009 summer property tax bills will be arriving in the mailbox (or, to your mortgage lenders mailbox.) If you are considering purchasing a home please keep in mind that many homes have had property tax reductions due to lower property values, but many have also had their homestead exemptions stripped. (Foreclosures, abandoned homes, etc.) […]

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Waiting for clarification from FHA and HUD- The 1st time home buyers tax credit & down payment money

May 15th, 2009 · 1 Comment · fha mortgages and first time home buyers, Tax credit for first time home buyers in Macomb County MI, Up to $8000 1st time home buyers tax credit

Goodness, what a whirlwind this week has been with information and mis-information alike. Some of you may have read elsewhere that the first time home buyers tax credit from the Federal government is now being allowed to be given upfront so that a home buyer could use it for the down payment on their home:  […]

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Answering a couple of reader questions about the 1st time home buyers tax credit

May 11th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Tax credit for first time home buyers in Macomb County MI, tips for home buyers, Up to $8000 1st time home buyers tax credit

This past week I received 3 email inquiries about the (up to) $8000 first time home buyers tax credit and even though I responded to the people who asked the questions via email, I realized that the questions they asked are ones that I’m sure many others have questions about. If I buy a HUD […]

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Another change to the home purchase process

May 10th, 2009 · No Comments · Appraisals in Macomb County MI, macomb county MI

One of the new changes to the process that occurs during home buying has been implemented:  HVCC – the Home Valuation Code of Conduct – went into effect on May 1st of this year. If a home buyer is using a conventional mortgage (not FHA or VA) the appraisal that is ordered will now be […]

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