From the monthly archives:

July 2010

5 Ways To Quickly Boost Your Credit Score

July 31, 2010
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Despite what all the advertisements say, there aren’t many ways for you to increase your credit score quickly and legitimately. Many of the advertised tactics revolve around disputing old, negative information in the hopes that the original creditor won’t respond and the mark will be removed. It’s an entirely legitimate technique but it’s a little […]

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Teaching Your Child Money Habits For Life

July 31, 2010
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For most adults, the first brush with money management came in the form of a porcelain pig. A nickel here or a dollar there for every chore completed or good deed. But financial responsibility, for the most part, stopped with the piggy bank. Many of the Echo Boomer generation – those born between the 1970s […]

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Myrtle Beach: New Homes Crop Up As Building Permits Rise On The Strand

July 31, 2010
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Eager buyers are no longer falling through their doors, but builders along the Grand Strand say that the first half of 2010 brought an increase in business after the dramatic drop of the past few years. The number of building permits issued for residential new construction in Horry and Georgetown counties in the first half […]

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A Better Foundation: Houston Housing Starts Rise 20%, Helped By Tax Credit

July 31, 2010
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Houston’s new home market continued to strengthen during the second quarter, as the federal housing tax credit kept builders and homebuyers busy. Areawide housing starts were up 20 percent, marking the third straight quarter of year-over-year increases. The number of new home closings was up too, according to a second-quarter report from Houston-based Metrostudy. Even […]

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5 Reasons To Buy A Second Home Now

July 30, 2010
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If your experience as a homeowner has been a generally positive one, you might have toyed with the idea of buying a second piece of property. Why should you consider buying a second home? Four reasons spring to mind: finances, fun, family and the future. A rental property can boost your finances, giving you cash […]

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Coming This September, Lennar Introduces The Bridge At Jefferson in Indio, California

July 30, 2010
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Becoming a homeowner is within reach for interested buyers in North Indio. Coming this September, The Bridge at Jefferson is the perfect chance to own a beautiful new home with a gorgeous desert backdrop. The grand opening celebration is scheduled for September 2010. Interested buyers are urged to register for The Bridge’s VIP program by […]

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U.S. Economy Still Growing, Just Slower Than Hoped

July 30, 2010
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The U.S. economy in the second quarter grew by 2.4% above its first-quarter levels. The increase was just shy of the 2.5% consensus estimates, which had ranged between 1% and 3.4%, and was below the 2.7% increase recorded in the first quarter. Despite the market’s negative reaction, the reading thumbed its nose at economic doomsdayers, […]

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Lennar Receives Rave Reviews at Grand Opening Celebration of St. Moritz at Islands At Doral in South Florida

July 30, 2010
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More than 200 guests came out to celebrate Lennar’s grand opening of St. Moritz at Islands at Doral last weekend. St. Moritz is Lennar’s brand new community of luxury condominium residences that is located within the beautiful master-planned community of the Islands at Doral. St. Moritz is the ideal location for South Florida homebuyers. The […]

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Buying A Home: New Or Previously Owned?

July 30, 2010
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Unless you have unlimited funds, buying a house always involves compromise. Maybe you trade a longer commute for more space, or accept outdated décor to live in a more established neighborhood with better schools. One major choice that home buyers often have to consider is whether to buy a brand-new home (or build one) or […]

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The Wait Is Over: Pre-Selling Has Begun At Lennar’s New Community in Long Beach, Aubry at Alamitos Ridge

July 30, 2010
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Many have visited Long Beach’s newest community, Aubry at Alamitos Ridge. There has been a lot of interest in this gated community, featuring energy-efficient solar homes. Here, home shoppers can view the three distinct floorplans in a vibrant Long Beach neighborhood. Centrally located near Pacific Coast Highway, the 405, and 710 freeways, Aubry at Alamitos […]

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