This was a suggested to me by an inspector in treating moss on pavement. I think killing the moss prior to power washing creates less effort when power washing. I’ve done it on my brick walls and seems to work well. I look forward to hearing how it works for you.
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.
Dave Henn of Landover Mortgage presented the HARP Federal Program which involves the possibility of refinancing current loans owned by Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac. More than likely the program won’t become active until December 1, 2011 so stay tuned to this web site. (Video Presentation)
Sales of previously owned U.S. homes rose more than anticipated in August as investors used cash to buy distressed properties. (At a personal level, I have come across numerous homes in a distressed situation with multiple offers waiting for a lender’s decision. This is becoming more of the norm than the exception.)
Purchases of existing houses, which are tabulated when a contract closes, increased 7.7 percent to a five-month high 5.03 million annual rate, figures from the National Association of Realtors showed today in Washington. The median forecast of economists surveyed by Bloomberg News called for a 4.75 million rate. (entire story)
Overlake Hospital Medical Center announced Thursday that it plans to open two new clinics in Redmond in the next six months.
The facilities include an urgent care center in the Creekside Crossing development at 17209 Redmond Way and a primary care clinic in Redmond Town Center at 7525 166th Ave. NE, Suite 105. The urgent care clinic is set to open this December, while the primary care center is scheduled to open in January 2012.
Overlake is also planning to open a clinic in downtown Kirkland at 290 Central Way. That clinic is set to open Oct. 17.
Patient care services at the primary care clinics will include same-day and walk-in appointments, comprehensive care for adults, immunizations, physical exams, acute care and chronic disease management. The Redmond urgent care clinic will include 10 exam rooms and a full-service imaging center with digital X-ray, CT and ultrasound.
Over the past two years, Overlake has focused on adding new primary care clinics and expanding its physician network to better serve patients in convenient locations close to where they live and work.
“At Overlake, we’re looking for ways to provide Eastside residents with better access to convenient and cost-effective medical care,” Alan Ertle, Overlake’s chief medical officer and vice president of network development, said in a statement. “Primary care and urgent care are two of the most efficient ways to access healthcare services, and both help patients actively manage their health with a focus on wellness and prevention.”
(Information Via Overlake News Release)
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)