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In a self-directed IRA, an individual owner is able to make his/her own investment decisions. The Internal Revenue Service requires a trustee or a custodian hold self-directed assets for an IRA owner. A traditional IRA has an investment strategy allocating to stocks, bonds, mortgages, et cetera....
In last months post, we introduced some information in regards to the first-time home owner tax credit. Below is updated information in regards to the credit: The credit can really be looked at as a interest free loan. In repaying the tax credit, those individuals that are eligible will claim the...
1). Eight percent of all Texas homes are financed with subprime loans. 2). The average interest rates for a 30-year fixed mortgage are about what they were five years ago. August 8, 2003, 6.34% was the rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage and on the same date five years later, that rate was 6.52%. J...
It's important to keep your home maintained to avoid any potential disastrous problems that can be avoided by a minor repair. Your home should be checked at least twice a year so don't forget about the... AIR CONDIITIONERS: For colder states, remove window-units or cover them.ATTIC: Keep gable ve...
According to Texas A&M University's Real Estate Center, foreclosures in the Texas real estate market have continued to steadily decrease despite turmoil in other U.S. markets. Interesting Notes:1). Only 2.5 percent of all mortgage loans in the U.S. are in foreclosure.2). Texas' subprime mortgage ...
The link below provides a great tool in which viewers can compare sale prices, price changes, average days on the market, and prices per square foot. By scrolling over and clicking on a city on the right side of the graph, viewers can review each city individually.
April 9, 2008 through July 1, 2009 - First-time home buyers can recieve as much as $7,500 as a credited tax. This claim is made on the federal income tax return. However, there are income limits and qualifications per individual. A tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduction in what the taxpayer ...
Despite the trepidations consumers seem to have about selling their homes, the truth is homes are selling. Many times people think it's an awful market to sell and that all in all if an individual lists his/her property, chances are it will not sell so people avoid listing. Based on my experience...
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In case you didn't catch this article in the Dallas Business Journal...HomeVestors calls Dallas the best market for real estate investingDallas Business JournalHomeVestors of America Inc., a company that trains local franchisees to buy homes and repair them, named Dallas the top real estate marke...

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