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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Looking for a great way to enhance the saleability of your home? Head outdoors, if you love the great outdoors, you’re not alone. Outdoor living is one of the fastest-growing segments of the remodeling market.
One reason that outdoor living is so popular is that it expands living area at minimal cost. Leading the way to this low-cost pursuit of leisure is the patio. Maybe you should consider this for your home.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Need to re-shingle your roof consider dimensional shingles. They add teture to your home and buyers like them. Some big names are Certainteed, Owens Corning, Atlas. A decent 30 to 35 year (warranty) shingle is going anywhere from 75-85 dollars a bundle. This is just for the shingles. Typically a bundle of shingles cover about 33 square feet if you want to give yourself some kind of idea on a price you will be looking at.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Home yard care. Many people mow their lawn too short and effectively kill it in the process. Your lawn is a plant, and like all plants it needs some of that green stuff called leaves in order to continue to survive and flourish. 2" is low enough. Brown yards with do not show well.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A USDA Rural Development meeting on Guaranteed Housing Loans.

It was very informative and provided some new insights into the USDA GRH program for the rest of this year and into the future.
Here are some of the highlights:
USDA GRH is still one of the only programs to allow buyers to purchase a home with 100% financing. VA is the only other program that will allow for 100% financing.
There is no maximum purchase price with RGH, no reserve requirement, and it is not limited to 1st time home buyers
Borrowers with credit scores as low as 620 can be accepted into this program
Borrowers can use RGH loans for new construction, purchasing ½ of a zero lot line duplex, and one unit condos
There WILL be plenty of USDA funds available to guarantee all GRH purchases for fiscal year 2011
USDA RGH will have $24 billion in available funds for fiscal year 2012 (beginning October 1, 2011)