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Tax credit fuels skyrocketing Dallas-area preowned home sales

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Tax credit fuels skyrocketing Dallas-area preowned home sales

12:08 PM CST on Monday, December 7, 2009
By STEVE BROWN/ The Dallas Morning News

The North Texas housing market came roaring back in November. Preowned home sales rose by 31 percent last month from a year ago – one of the biggest such increases on record. Also Online

Interactive map: Dallas-area home sales and prices

And median home sales prices were up 5 percent.

The big jump in residential transactions came as large ...

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Expanded Version of Tax Credit Will Allow More Homebuyers to Qualify

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Expanded Version of Tax Credit Will Allow More Homebuyers to Qualify

RISMEDIA, November 9, 2009—President Obama recently signed an expanded version of the $8,000 first-time homebuyer tax credit that was set to expire on November 30. “The new version of the tax credit has the potential to stimulate the housing market even more than the old version due to the fact that more people will qualify under the new rules,” said Gibran Nicholas, Chairman of the CMPS Institute, an organization that ...

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TAX CREDIT HAS BEEN EXTENDED

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TAX CREDIT HAS BEEN EXTENDED

The $8000 tax credit for first time homebuyer’s has been extended. The program was expanded to include a $6500 tax credit on the purchase of a new home to apply to people who have owned a home for at least five years.

Income restrictions will be relaxed, meaning more people could take advantage of the program.

The bill would extend it to apply to home purchases under contract before May 1, 2010

Great news! ...

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Why Live in Texas – Great Video Had to Share

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Visit www.soldteam.net and find your dream home in Texas today!

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Savvy Saturday Session – Leadership Orientation with Caroline Sutherlin part 2

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Last week we looked at “The Magnificent Seven” of Resolving Conflicts Don’ts
Do’s. This week will be the Destructive Dozen.

YELLING – Few people respond well when you raise your voice loudly when
you are trying to communicate with them.

BLAMING – Verbally attacking someone else and making the focus of the
situation personal.

REACTING DEFENSIVELY – Makes the other person feel like a wall has been
erected between you.

FOCUS ON PERCEIVED INTENTIONS – Can lead you to making assumptions
that prevent you ...

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Savvy Saturday Session – Leadership Orientation with Caroline Sutherlin

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Leadership Orientation
What a great time was had by all at the Texas State Chapter Leadership
Orientation last week! The setting was beautiful, the networking
outstanding and the education empowering…

One of our past state presidents, Carolyn Sutherlin, discussed with the 2010
state officers the “Resolving Conflicts Don’ts and Do’s”. These tips would
be useful in all of our relationships…. let’s start with the “Do’s”.

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN

GO TO THE SOURCE – Face-to-face interaction is best for resolving
disputes ...

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Savvy Saturday Session – “Your Golden Rolodex” – Week 4

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How quickly the time passes when you are having fun or doing the things that you enjoy! It is time to finish Your Golden Rolodex: How to Network for Results! by Vicki Austin with a few last comments. Hopefully you have learned something new or been reminded ofsomething that has worked in the past.

As to social networking, the author loves technology and realizes the importance to staycurrent and to know what is available BUT technology needs to serve us….not the ...

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WE ARE LAUNCHING OUR NEW TECHY TALK VIDEO SERIES. THIS FIRST SERIES IS TWITTER ME THIS, TWITTER ME THAT

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We have been working hard on getting you new information about all the new and cool stuff out there so we are doing it in a video series. The first video series is Twitter Me This, Twitter Me That.

Here are the first two vidoes of our Twitter series. Cool features about posting to Twitter.

Video #1 – Show me the Video! Twiddeo – easy application to load to twitter – Very Cool

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NAR/San Diego CA 2010

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If you want the chance to win yourself a free pass to this year Annual Conference and Expo just follow these steps.

Make a blog post about this blog post and include the Expo widget OR
Tweet about this blog post and the CRT session agenda at least 5 days apart. Then
Join the CRT Facebook Page
Post links to the blog(s) and/or tweets in the comments here or in the Facebook note
Sit back and wait ...

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Savvy Saturday Session – “Your Golden Rolodex” – Week 3

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Networking can be seen by some as “using” people but Vickie Austin in “Your
Golden Rolodex: How to Network for Results!” contends that everyone prefers
to do business with those that they know. The content of the book is a step-by
-step process of how to network. Last week we started the Networking Toolbox
with your Mission Statement and the Golden Rolodex. Let’s add a few more tools…

3. Your message: the 30 Second Commercial or Your Elevator Speech
It is ...

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