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Senate Voting today on amendment to extend the $8,000 First Time Buyer Tax Credit

According to a quick release from The National Association of Realtors today, the Senate is voting on an amendment to Extend Unemployment Insurance Benefits.  In this bill, there is an amendment titled “Dodd-Lieberman-Isakson Amendment to Extend and Expand the $8,000 First Time Homebuyer Tax

Monday Fit Bit – Strength Training can ease your pain!

Happy Monday Everyone!  It’s time once again for the newest Monday Fit Bit from Mickey Glick at Body and Soul Fitness Studio.   This week Mickey, wants you to know that back pain can be addressed through strength training: STRENGTH TRAINING 5 TIMES MORE EFFECTIVE THAN AEROBICS AGAINST LOW

Tax credit hoops? What hoops?

I saw an article posted on Rismedia the other day (http://rismedia.com/2009-10-15/8000-tax-credits-hoops-frustrate-house-hunters/) that was picked up from the Orlando Sentinel.  The reporter (Mary Shanklin) titled the article “$8,000 Tax Credit’s Hoops Frustrate House Hunters”.  She

Using The 99 Cent Effect to Sell Your Home Faster

The 99 Cent effect, maybe you’ve heard of it, maybe not, but did you ever wonder why prices end in 99?  Turns out there is a proven psychological effect (dating all the way back to 1800’s) with prices that end in 9.  Researchers at the Rutgers School of Business found that prices endin

INSPECTOR’S CORNER: FALL MAINTENANCE, TIP 2 OF 6

Time for another Tip from Matt Steger at WIN Home Inspections, any questions call Matt at !  Enjoy! This week’s maintenance tip sends us outside to check your roof, gutters and downspouts, and the grounds  around your home.

HOUSE VOTES 416 – 0 IN FAVOR OF EXTENDING FIRST TIME HOME BUYER TAX CREDIT FOR ARMED SERVICE MEMBERS

The House of representatives passed a bill 3590 on October 8, 2009 that: “…. Amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) exempt members of the uniformed services, the Foreign Service, and employees of the intelligence community on official extended duty service from the recapture requirements of th

MONDAY FIT BIT: PAY ATTENTION!

Ok, here we go, this is the first of many regular Monday columns on The Pulse of Lancaster from Mickey Glick, Owner of Body & Soul Fitness Studio.  Mickey will be giving you tips and advice on how to do quick, simple workouts to keep you Healthy at Home.  For more information or to find

INSPECTOR’S CORNER: FALL MAINTENANCE, TIP 1 OF 6

This column is the first of many from my friend Matt Steger at WIN Home Inspection, when one of my clients need an inspection, Matt is the man I call.  Matt’s Home Inspection Services are thorough, detailed and his reports are easy to read and understand.  Call Matt at 717-361-9467 for all of yo

STRATEGIC DEFAULTS – RIGHT OR WRONG?

A recent article by Ken Harney at the LA Times cited a study done by Experian (one of the 3 major credit reporting bureaus) that highlighted some very interesting information about foreclosures.  Think foreclosures only happen to people with bad credit?  Think again! Traditional thinking indicates

HANDS OFF THE TIL!

Recently, some changes were made to Regulation Z and RESPA that affect lenders and their requirements to disclose fees for their services and the total cost of the loan. The changes affect specifically how lenders are required to deliver the Truth in Lending (TIL) statement and what they are/are not