Blog by Stephanie Twiford

Got Credit Cards?

January 16th, 2010

If you have a credit card, read this press release that was posted January 12, 2010 on the Board of Governors of The Federal Reserve System site.  Its important information for every credit card holder. 

Release Date: January 12, 2010

The Federal Reserve Board on Tuesday approved a final rule amending Regulation Z (Truth in Lending) to protect consumers who use credit ca ...

618 Myrtle Street, Bellingham, WA

January 15th, 2010

I just finished uploading this House for sale, 618 Myrtle Street, Bellingham, WA

This classic 1904 home is only one block from Western Washington University. It has 3-bedrooms & 1 bath; with updated windows, electric, paint and a large back yard and front porch. The kitchen has room for a table and a separate dining room has a built in cabinet. An additional bath could be added u ...

Green or Greenwash

January 13th, 2010

Walk through any home-remodeling expo these days, and you could be forgiven for thinking that the entire industry has gone mad for green.

Everything from roofing shingles to basement wall-sealants seem to bear some kind of "eco" stamp lately, testament to manufacturers' determination to appeal to consumers' apparently heightened appreciation for sustainability, energy conservation and p ...

Expanded Home Buyer Tax Credit

January 8th, 2010

As we begin 2010, both real estate professionals and home buyers have something to look forward to and more importantly, take advantage of—the extended and expanded home buyer tax credit. 

Originally created in 2008, the home-buyer tax credit has evolved from a $7,500 credit, which had to be repaid by the home buyer over the course of 15 years, to an $8,000 tax credit with no repayment ...

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