June 2014

There are 3 blog entries for June 2014.

By Shobhana Chandra and Nina Glinski

Buyers swarmed builder lots in May to propel the biggest gain in sales of new homes in 22 years, while consumer confidence this month was the strongest since 2008, showing how an improving U.S. job market is giving the economy a much-needed lift.

Home sales jumped 18.6 percent, the largest one-month surge since January 1992, to a 504,000 annualized pace, according to figures from the Commerce Department today in Washington. Another report showed household sentiment climbed in June to the highest point since the early days of the recession that began more than six years ago.

Payroll gains that have exceeded 200,000 workers for four consecutive months and stable borrowing costs at historically low levels are

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PLEASE JOIN ME!  As a committe member for the Walk to End Alzheimer's I am dedicated to finding a cure for this terrible disease that strips you of your memories.  PLEASE consider joining me in the fight.

Our Grand Rapids Kick Off Event is Tomorrow!

If you haven't already, there's still time to RSVP. If you have, we're looking forward to seeing you!

Come on down to mix and mingle with other participants, get fundraising materials, and enjoy the cash bar and free appetizers. Walk staff, committee members and veteran top fundraisers will be on hand to discuss fundraising tips, answer Walk questions and help you get this Walk season started off on the right foot!

Have a couple of friends who might be interested in Walking with you? Invite them!

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Had a Foreclosure or Short Sale and want to buy another home? A new program launched by the FHA (The Insurer of Home Loans) enables you to do just that...Buy a home with that foreclosure or short sale on your credit report in as little as one year, if you are able to meet the other criteria. Applicants must show that they had lost at least 20% of their income...For a period of at least 6 months...Which in turn caused them to lose their home to a foreclosure or short sale.

If the above is the case, you then need to show that you rebounded from your financial hardship and have had good credit for a minimum of one year. So it is possible with a foreclosure or short sale to qualify for a regular FHA Home Loan with just 3.5% down and low interest rate!

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