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On Monday January 7, 2012, Louis Cammarosano, General Manager of HomeGain, was a guest on the Real Estate 360 Live radio show on The Big Talker 1580 WHFS AM, hosted by Ryan Sloper.
Listen to the show.
Part 1 (15:00)
Louis and Ryan discuss the fiscal cliff deal/ Both had predicted Congress would come up with a plan that would not cut spending.
Louis notes that the Social security withholding went from 4.2 to 6.2% and top rates went up to 39 percent. Louis notes that both of these while increases are technically not as they come about as a result of letting the prior cuts expire.
Louis notes that the resolution of the fiscal cliff negotiations did not lead to a reduction in the deficit
Louis notes that raising taxes could result in few taxes being collected.
Ryan notes that the mortgage debt forgiveness relief act was extended as part of the fiscal cliff deal.
Louis notes that a lot of new spending and tax breaks were also included in the deal. Louis notes the bill was 157 pages and passed in three minutes!
Louis notes the dynamic where each Senator and Congressman has an incentive to continue spending.
Louis notes the FOMC minutes that indicated that they might stop buying treasuries. Louis says its “all talk”.
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The real estate market is so huge these days that people that want to sell a house need to make sure that everything is in a perfect state. And not only that – they should also try to make the most important features stand out in order to make the potential buyers even more interested in their particular house.
Nobody buys a house without looking around for awhile, so it is necessary to get the property into the ideal state. Of course, there are some things that new home buyers look for first – and those are the things that you should focus on in your preparations the most. In this article, we are going to look at some of the top ones.
Patio might not be the most important feature for many buyers, but it is a feature that has a huge influence on the buyer’s first impressions and we all know how important that factor might turn out to be. Someone who will have to walk through a patio that is in a state of disrepair is surely not going to regard the entire property very highly. On the other hand, a well-designed patio with seasonal decorations that is kept in a good state might have the opposite effect on the potential buyer, so make sure that your patio is indeed going to start the inspection on a high note.
When it comes to exterior features, roof is one of those things that stand out the most and any deficiencies in that department are going to be noticed by everyone who will want to take an in-depth look at the property. This is especially true in locations that experience their fair share of bad weather and where it is a really good idea to have a roof of the best possible quality. You might not be willing to invest into a complete renovation, but you should undoubtedly fix the most obvious problems in order to make your house more attractive.
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