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Jan 7

Tax Questions Answered

Blog posted by Mike LaBeth, CRS  ::  Views (56955)
Thought this was a pretty good artlice!  Your Top Home Ownership Tax Questions Answered By: Natasha Padgitt Published: December 31, 2012 Which tax benefits do home owners miss? Will you get audited if you take the home office deduction? Find out the answers to these questions and... [ more ]
Jul 6

Flood Insurance

Blog posted by Mike LaBeth, CRS  ::  Views (8867)
  Win for Home Owners: Congress Reauthorizes Flood Insurance for 5 Years By: Dona DeZube Published: July 2, 2012 Feds promise you access to affordable flood insurance through Sept. 30, 2017. And that’s an important win for the housing market and broader economy. Find out... [ more ]
Jun 22

Explosion in the Bathroom!!!

Blog posted by Mike LaBeth, CRS  ::  Views (12183)
  2 Million Flushmate Toilet Systems Recalled Because of Explosions By: Lisa Kaplan Gordon Published: June 21, 2012 The CPSC is recalling Flushmate III Pressure-Assist Flushing Systems that can explode.   The Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling more than 2... [ more ]
Jun 1


Blog posted by Mike LaBeth, CRS  ::  Views (11582)
  National Gardening Exercise Day: Feel the Burn with Garden Cardio By: Lisa Kaplan Gordon Published: May 31, 2012 National Gardening Exercise Day is June 6. So get off the couch and burn calories while you tend the garden that produces nutritious, low-fat food.   If... [ more ]
May 17

3.8% Sales Tax

Blog posted by Mike LaBeth, CRS  ::  Views (8132)
  There is a 3.8 percent tax in the healthcare reform bill; however much of the information circulating on the Internet is grossly inaccurate – the tax is not a transfer tax and it will not be imposed on all real estate transactions. The new tax will apply to high-income... [ more ]
May 12

Housing Looking Better Nationwide

Blog posted by Mike LaBeth, CRS  ::  Views (7984)
  Friday Five: The Year of the Housing Bottom By: Meghan Smith Published: May 11, 2012 More stable home prices point to housing market bottom, as REALTORS® ready to rally for home ownership and the economy in Washington.   The news that home prices are stabilizing... [ more ]
May 3

World Naked Gardening Day!

Blog posted by Mike LaBeth, CRS  ::  Views (10023)
  World Naked Gardening Day (Yep, You Read That Right) By: Lisa Kaplan Gordon Published: May 1, 2012 Ever tempted to weed your garden in the buff? Knock yourself out on World Naked Gardening Day, the first Saturday in May.   We don’t know how the first five World... [ more ]
Apr 24

FHA Changes

Blog posted by Mike LaBeth, CRS  ::  Views (12641)
  FHA Changes May Harm Home Ownership By: Natasha Altamirano Published: April 16, 2012 If you’re house-hunting with a loan backed by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), you may be on the hook for higher costs.   Recent and pending changes to FHA-backed loans may... [ more ]
Apr 13

Local Real Estate Market Has Been Great!

Blog posted by Mike LaBeth, CRS  ::  Views (10502)
  Friday Five: Indicators Look Up for Housing By: Meghan Smith Published: April 13, 2012 Consumer confidence, bidding wars, and smaller home inventories signal a bullish outlook for the housing economy.   Things are looking up for home owners, home buyers, and the U.S.... [ more ]
Apr 5


Blog posted by Mike LaBeth, CRS  ::  Views (8132)
  Ticks are pretty bad right now...this might work! How to Get Rid of Ticks By: Dona DeZube Published: April 5, 2012 Here are two ways to get rid of ticks in your yard before they make you sick.   Ticks may be one of the smallest summer pests in my neighborhood,... [ more ]
Jul 12

Great Market!!

Blog posted by Mike LaBeth, CRS  ::  Views (7996)
The market has been great the last 30 days!  Homes have been selling for good prices and quick....this home sold in 4 hours!!!    [ more ]
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