From the monthly archives:

April 2010

New Video Highlights The Benefits Of PowerSmart Homes By Lennar

April 30, 2010
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Saving the environment – that’s smart. Saving the environment while saving money – that’s PowerSmart. Lennar has released a new video that highlights the benefits of the PowerSmart home. A dream home that’s also a green home, combining the power of technology and Lennar’s relationships with our building partners to build a smarter home for […]

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PowerSmart by Lennar: Save Money. Save The Environment.

April 30, 2010
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With Buyer Tax Credit Ending, Market Has ‘Gone Nuts’

April 30, 2010
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With the expiration of the home-buyer tax credit looming Friday, the nation’s real-estate market has been sent into a frenzy, with buyers and sellers rushing to sign deals before midnight. “It’s gone nuts,” said Lew Reich, an agent with Keller Williams Realty in Plano, Texas. “We’re seeing a very strong rush, strong sales, a lot […]

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U.S. Economy Expands 3.2%

April 30, 2010
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The U.S. economy grew briskly in the first quarter, driven by businesses stocking up on goods for a strengthening consumer demand stoked by the lowest core inflation number in 51 years. Gross domestic product rose at a 3.2% annual rate January through March, the Commerce Department said Friday in its first estimate of the economic […]

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Survey Deems Expiring Homebuyer Tax Credit A Success

April 30, 2010
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A survey by The Tax Institute at H&R Block found that the expiring homebuyer tax credit played a key role in helping to turn the housing market around.  “Undoubtedly the tax credit is working,” said National Association of Home Builders chairman Bob Jones in prepared remarks. “Builders are seeing a growing optimism among consumers.” According […]

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Lennar Celebrates Grand Opening Of New Solar Communities At Vineyard Point This Weekend In Sacramento

April 30, 2010
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Lennar invites all homebuyers to the long-awaited Grand Opening celebration of their Vineyard Point communities this Saturday, May 1 in Sacramento. Home shoppers who visit the community this weekend will have the opportunity to tour four professionally decorated models at The Gables and The Gardens in the new Vineyard Point community, where prices begin from […]

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More Spending Signals Return Of Corporate America

April 30, 2010
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Corporate America is back. Companies that do everything from making appliances to selling cruises are reporting strong first-quarter profits – not because of the layoffs many of them used to dress up last year’s earnings reports, but because people are spending more. The turnaround has yet to produce a dramatic increase in hiring, which isn’t […]

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As Economic Woes Ease, Wallets Open A Bit

April 30, 2010
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For the past couple years, David Sweeney has squirreled any extra money he’s had into his savings account, figuring that between the recession and ensuing stock market losses he should hold onto whatever he can for retirement. But when he received his tax refund this spring, Sweeney, 63, decided it was time to change things […]

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Lennar Announces May Sales Event At All Communities In Las Vegas

April 30, 2010
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Lennar, one of the top five homebuilders in Southern Nevada in 2009, announced their May Sales Event today in Las Vegas. The Lennar May Sales Event will feature special low finance rates, zero closing costs and an extra $8,000 buyer bonus on all homes that close in May. “These exclusive offers will be Lennar’s most […]

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Top Mistakes That Hurt Your Credit Score

April 30, 2010
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Want to get a mortgage? Lease a car? Get a new credit card? You’ll need solid credit. Anyone lending you money wants to get it back, and 90 percent of lenders use what’s called a FICO score – a number between 300 and 850 – to judge your risk factor before they dole out the […]

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