From a high rise in the Bellevue Towers, this view just as the sun was setting was breathtaking.
This information comes via Doug Pittman & Elizabeth Pedersen of Chicago Title. Filing Bankruptcy while being a homeowner can be confusing. Responsibilities are relieved for a fresh start but judgements remain connected to the property. A relief of judgement is possible but even that can be refused by the judge if he/she feels there is enough equity in the property to pay the judgement debtor.
Uphill lots can create situations that are very costly to fix. In this situation, the topography of the backyard slopes to the house which resulted in the homeowner having to install drainage systems to properly manage the surface water. Properly managed surface water can prevent a huge headache in the future.
If you take mortgage-interest tax deductions, the next 100 days could have significant financial implications for you, thanks to Congress’ federal debt-ceiling plan.
Though the compromise legislation involved no new taxes, it created an unusual mechanism — an evenly split, 12-member bipartisan super-committee — that could call for major cutbacks in real-estate write-offs by Thanksgiving.
All it will take is a single vote by a lone senator or House member who breaks with his or her party to put the mortgage-interest deduction into serious play.
Here is what’s about to unfold and how it could affect you:
The legislation signed by the president Aug. 2 calls for a two-step increase in the federal debt ceiling plus spending cuts of about $917 billion. It also created the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction with the goal of slashing an additional $1.5 trillion from the deficit over the coming decade.
With the Dow Jones Industrial Average down more than 400 points today, and many market experts predicting more volatility ahead, some advisers are recommending their clients put some of their cash to another use: To buy that house or summer home at the shore.
Potential homebuyers certainly have plenty of incentives: Home prices are still way down in many parts of the country, and mortgage rates are nearing their all-time lows. Consider: The benchmark 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell 1 basis point this week, to 4.45 percent — just a few basis points above the record low hit in October 2010, according to the Bankrate.com national survey of large lenders. Freddie Mac, meanwhile, reported today that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.15% for the week ended Aug. 18, its lowest reported rate in 50 years.
Money magazine on Monday published its 2011 list of “100 best places to live in America,” highlighting small towns across the country with populations of 50,000 or less. For the annual cover story, which hits stands on Aug. 19, Money looked for places with the optimal combination of job opportunities, fiscal strength, top-notch schools, safe streets, good health care, cultural and outdoor activities, and even nice weather.
Mountains can be so awe inspiring and humbling at the same time. So beautiful but can whip you into submission when you try to climb it. (Photo: Steve Avril)
If you look hard enough, you’ll find hidden gems like this lake that holds either trout or bass in Washington. This lake happens to be in Montana. (Photo: Steve Avril)
Sometimes there is nothing that gets the heart pumping more than water bubbling with trout. (Photo: Steve Avril)