Quickly rising new home prices and a small inventory of existing homes for sale are leaving first-time home buyers out in the cold.
Efrain Felipe, 41, of Hallandale Beach, was charged in a two-count information with making and subscribing a false tax return on behalf of a client.
Felipe made his initial appearance in federal court Wednesday before US Magistrate Judge Alicia M. Otazo-Reyes.
According to the charges announced by Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and Michael J. DePalma, an acting special agent in charge with the IRS, Felipes tax preparation business in Broward County prepared fraudulent tax returns on behalf of his customers by claiming that some customers were entitled to a First Time Home Buyers Credit (FTHBC) of $7,500 for properties they did not own or for properties...
New reports show that housing prices for the Australian market has posted its biggest gains in over three years.
Perth, Western Australia (PRWEB) May 13, 2013
Low interest rates and a growing economy are contributing to rising confidence in the housing market. But buying a home is rarely a straightforward process. Aveling homes offers advice for first time home buyers.
The latest reports from the RP Data-Rismark Home Value Index has shown that capital city house prices averaged an increase of 2.8 percent for the first quarter of 2013.
This marks the strongest quarterly results since housing prices began to fall in May of 2010.
The numbers are certainly...
Orlando Realtor, Francisco Orchilles, Helps First Time Home Buyers Buy a HUD … ( Admin posted on May 23rd, 2013 )
Clermont, FL, May 08, 2013 (PR.com) Orchilles, a Realtor with Keller Williams Classic Realty in Orlando, helped the young couple purchase their first home in the 34711 real estate market. The home belonged to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD for short. It had come to HUDs possession as a foreclosure and the first time home buyers used the HUD $100.00 down payment program on a FHA secured loan.
The first time home buyers had been searching for a home for quite some time, and because of a very competitive real estate market in Central Florida, they had placed several offers prior to the Clermont home, only to find that they lost the bid to an investor, cash, or conventional...
Q: What advice do you have for first-time home buyers?
A: As a real estate agent, there is nothing more gratifying than helping a first-time home buyer. It can be both an exciting and an overwhelming process. In the Bay Areas highly competitive environment, the greater the preparation early in the process, the better the chances will be of securing that first home.
Even before identifying a property, understand how much money you can borrow and more importantly, how much you can afford. Often, these may be two different things. Select a local lender to help you evaluate your options. The lender will check your credit scores, employment history and other financial information...
As Jordan Bloom mentioned yesterday, Corey Robin has a provocative essay on the connection between between Nietzsche and the Austrian economists in The Nation. The piece is titled Nietzsches Marginal Children, as if Menger, Mises, Hayek and Schumpeter were Nietzsches direct heirs. The actual argument is more subtle: the relationship between Nietzsche and the free-market rightis thus one of elective affinity rather than direct influence, at the level of idiom rather than policy.
According to Robin, both Nietzsche and the Austrians saw value as a subjective commitment under conditions of constraint rather than an objective contribution by labor. For this reason, they endorsed agonistic...
Colorado Financial Firm Offers Free Credit Repair Program to Military Families ( Admin posted on May 21st, 2013 )
Highlands Ranch, CO — (SBWIRE) — 04/11/2013 — The Colorado founded and based Midas Financial Company has written a guide to help military families master their personal credit and keep it on track. And to make it even more appealing, the Kitchen Table Credit Self-Guided Credit Repair and Restoration Program Military Edition costs service members and their families absolutely nothing to obtain.
“It’s shameful that the very people who have stepped up to defend and honor our country and it’s citizens are not paid more generously by our government, and that almost daily the little resources they do have access to are diminished, reduced or taken away,”...
Ask Liz Allen to sum up her experience with the Ashwaubenon Preschool Parenting Learning program and she will tell you, It was like Pinterest in real life, except it was for parenting.
It seems appropriate that Allen would compare the program to the popular social media site where people share tips and ideas about decorating and recipes and many other aspects of life. In APPL parents spend a short activity time with their children then separate.
The parents spend time discussing and learning from each other about topics such as discipline, child health issues, family budgeting and other common parenting issues, while the kids get time in planned activities led by teachers.
Marlborough housing experts are warning the Reserve Banks moves to cool the overvalued house market will prevent New Zealanders getting on the property ladder.
First-home buyers will face higher interest rates if they want to borrow more than 80 per cent of a homes value, under new moves announced by the Reserve Bank this week.
That could push up the interest rate on a floating mortgage from about 5.85 per cent to about 6 per cent.
First National Real Estate principal Mark Stevenson said the policy would do little to cool the housing market in Auckland and Christchurch, and instead would preclude young families from buying their own home.
Nearly half of all New Zealanders are surviving one payday to the next, with many stressed about money and their financial future, a new survey suggests.
And agencies dealing with the sharp end of financial stress say it is getting worse, with a growing crowd of white-collar workers and homeowners reaching out for help.
Financial research agency Canstars banking survey, which polled 2240 people, shows 44 per cent are living payday to payday.
Another 34 per cent found dealing with money stressful or overwhelming, while 43 per cent said thinking about their long-term financial future made them uncomfortable.
Younger people were more...