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Where is The South Bay Market
10 Questions to ask your
Tax Benefits of Home
Ownership – How to save each month
Where is the South Bay Real Estate Market
While much has been made of the real estate
bubble, and whether it will inevitably burst, most economic analysts
now believe that the market will have a soft landing. The
market is definitely stabilizing and becoming far more of a buyers
market than has been the case in the recent past. Although
sales have slowed and homes are staying on the market longer, prices
are still generally remaining strong and the median sales price in
June is up 6.2%, according to the California Association of
What does this mean for you?
June 2006 Median Home
**Monthly numbers can vary by type of homes on the
market, whether multi unit properties are on market etc. and should be
used in relation to annual price changes to determine the overall trend
and market conditions.
Questions to ask your Mortgage Lender
Here are the 10 key questions to ask at
application time to help you find the best overall mortgage
have already selected a lender and are ready to apply, make sure you
have the answers to these questions first.
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- What is the interest rate
on this mortgage?
- How many discount and
origination points will I pay?
- What are the closing
- When can I lock the
interest rate and what will it cost me to do so?
- Is there a prepayment
penalty on this loan?
- What is the minimum down
payment required for this loan?
- What are the qualifying
guidelines for this loan?
- What documents will I have
- How long will it take to
process my loan application?
- What might delay approval
of my loan?
Little Cash Relief is as close as your W-4 Form
Sichelman, United Feature Syndicate
July 23, 2006
WASHINGTON — Home
buyers who need a little more take-home pay to afford their bills
don't necessarily need a second job or to dip into their
By increasing the number of allowances claimed on
tax forms filled out at work, they can boost their paychecks
considerably. Exactly how much depends on the amount of mortgage
interest and property taxes paid. But the more allowances claimed,
the less federal income tax will be
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- Myth vs. Fact: Your credit
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