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JOHN RICE ASSOCIATE BROKER | REALTOR
BREAKING NEWS: Obama Signs Homebuyer Tax Credit Extension RISMEDIA, November 6, 2009—President Barack Obama has approved the first-time homebuyer tax credit extension which will extend the tax credit until April 30, 2010.The extension is part of a $24 billion economic stimulus bill that will extend the $8,000 tax credit for
JOHN RICE ASSOCIATE BROKER | REALTOR
The Top 5 Steps To Help You Sell Your Home With now through mid August being the strongest market of the year we are re-posting our blog post from Early Spring. This includes an informative outline of what a seller should consider before placing their home on the market. Before
JOHN RICE ASSOCIATE BROKER | REALTOR
The new stimulus bill has definite benefits for today’s first time home buyer. This could mean great things for both first time home buyers AND sellers. Buyers: If you are a first time home buyer and had heard of the $7500 tax credit (which was a 5 year interest free
JOHN RICE ASSOCIATE BROKER | REALTOR
Enjoy this time of reflection on 2008 and the wonderful new year that is to come. For Ashley and I – we’re excited about what is to come in 2009. Stay tuned for our summary of the 2009 economic outlook, buyer incentives and many ways you can make 2009 work
JOHN RICE ASSOCIATE BROKER | REALTOR
Have you heard the latest news in home purchases? Now most individuals who have not owned a home in the last 3 years will qualify for a $7500 tax credit upon the purchase of a home. It’s retroactive back to April 9 of 2008 until July 1 2009. At a
JOHN RICE ASSOCIATE BROKER | REALTOR
In today’s market the term “short sale” & “foreclosure” not only are making headlines – they’re making today’s smart buyer money. West Michigan has seen a rise in it’s foreclosure rate – in fact it doubled. Doubled? that’s not as scary as it sounds; our market went from a historical
JOHN RICE ASSOCIATE BROKER | REALTOR
Question: What is the number one component to a home all buyers should seek in today’s market? Answer: The ability to increase equity. In a market where buyers are witnessing sellers bring thousands of dollars to the closing table – buyers are asking themselves “How can I avoid this when
JOHN RICE ASSOCIATE BROKER | REALTOR
Here’s a trend I’m noticing strongly in today’s market: fewer buyers are touring the home in person. Does this mean less showings? No! Actually it has lead to more showings. Because of the Internet, digital media and the amount of information now available online you can have thousands of showings
JOHN RICE ASSOCIATE BROKER | REALTOR
May 30, the week following the coveted Memorial Day weekend-the beginning of summer. For West Michigan this marks the time of year when summer festivals take over and the daylight lasts until late until the evening. This is also the time when the majority of those who going to buy
JOHN RICE ASSOCIATE BROKER | REALTOR
Yes now is the time to make your move and capitalize one of the top 10 fastest growing real estate markets in America. What, you haven’t heard? Grand Rapids MI is making news. If you don’t believe me see for yourself: Cnn.com The Patriot Ledger The opportunities exist for single