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As Millions Struggle with Home Values Dropping Below What They Owe, Important Consumer Protection Tips Now Available

Dave Magua, P.A.

Today, as millions of homeowners struggle with what to do when the value of their property becomes less than the mortgage they owe—particularly those recently unemployed or unable to make their monthly payments—there is a growing need for clear, unbiased consumer protection information on these vital topics. Meeting this need head-on, Jim Soda of Prudential Lakewood Ranch Realty, joined with others in the Top 5 in Real Estate Network® to release “The Four R’s of Short Sales…and More: The Transparent Approach...Continue Reading!

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Moving Advice to Make Moving Day Easier

Dave Magua, P.A.

For millions of Americans, summer is the best time to move – the kids are out of school, the weather is nice, and the home-buying season is at its peak. In fact, 11-13% of all moves occur during summer months as compared to 8% or less during the other months of the year. To help the 19 million American households that move each year, Moving.com, a leading online destination for moving-related resources operated by Move, Inc., recently released a helpful summer...Continue Reading!

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“the ewm page” in The Islander News 7.01.10

Ron Shuffield

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“the ewm page” in Sun Sentinel East 7.04.10

Ron Shuffield

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News Buyers Have Been Waiting to Hear

Beth Kipnis

Congress has finally passed two important extensions that will give some buyers reason to jump for joy! The Homebuyer Assistance and Improvement Act deadline for closing has been extended from June 30 to September 30. This applies only to those transactions that have ratified contracts dated prior to April 30 that haven't closed yet. This program offered qualified buyers up to an $8000 tax credit when purchasing a home. The other piece of good news is that flood insurance is again available by the...Continue Reading!

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Congress extends homebuyer tax credit and flood insurance

Debra Spadafora

The U.S. Senate passed two bills last evening previously passed by the House. Both bills still need President Obama's signature to become law, but that's expected to happen quickly. Homebuyer tax credit The Senate passed HR 5623, which extends the mandatory closing date to qualify for the homebuyer tax credit. The contract deadline does not change - homebuyers must have a contract signed by April 30, 2010 (an exception for active duty military) - but the previous closing deadline of June 30,...Continue Reading!

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Credit Scores Dragged Down

Dave Magua, P.A.

RISMEDIA, June 30, 2010—(MCT)—For countless Americans struggling to make their mortgage payments, the problems have just begun. Although a loan modification or foreclosure might allow them to put their housing problems behind them, millions will be dogged for years by the aftermath—a credit score so tarnished by the housing debacle that lenders will want to avoid them. And if they are able to obtain loans, high interest rates are likely to strain their budgets. This is one remnant of the housing crisis...Continue Reading!

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Support our Troops: A Florida Realtors Initiative

Ellen Olsen, TRC, GRI, ePRO

Florida Realtors, the largest association in the state, not only delivers education and services to its members, but also seeks solutions through the "Show the Troops We Care" project.  Your contribution allows our men and women fighting overseas to reconnect with their families The Association has become a platform to coordinate a generous movement and guide the efforts of those who wish to help the projects that need them the most. You can also help increase the awareness among the public of  your involvement in the charitable world, by encouraging your Facebook friends, clients...Continue Reading!

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“the ewm page” in The Sun Sentinel West 6.27.10

Ron Shuffield

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“the ewm page” in The Islander News 6.24.10

Ron Shuffield

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