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Monthly Archives: October 2011

Finding Truth In September’s Housing Starts Report

Wednesday, the Census Bureau released its September Housing Starts report. In it, the government said that national Housing Starts rose 15 percent in September as compared to August 2011, tallying 658,000 units on a seasonally-adjusted annualized basis. Continue reading

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Foreclosure Rate Drops For The 12th Straight Month

Foreclosure activity continues to slow throughout the United States. Continue reading

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Homebuilder Confidence Rises on Surging Sales Volume, Foot Traffic

Homebuilder confidence is rebounding sharply. Continue reading

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The Government’s Revamped HARP Program For Underwater Homeowners

The Federal Home Finance Agency announced big changes to its Home Affordable Refinance Program Monday. More commonly called HARP, the Home Affordable Refinance Program is meant to give “underwater homeowners” opportunity to refinance. Continue reading

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Kite Boarding Maui – A Beginner’s Tale Day I

It’s amazing how many people I’ve met who’ve moved to Maui specifically for Kite Boarding. I’ve been here 10 years and have enjoyed diving, kayaking, sailing and other sports, but I decided “when in Rome…” you better learn how to … Continue reading

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Save Money By Preventing Water Heat Loss In Your Home

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, water heating can account for 25% of a home’s energy use. Here’s how to keep from wasting it. Continue reading

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Fed Minutes : A Fed Divided Reaches Compromise

Wednesday, the Federal Reserve released the minutes from its 2-day September meeting. The release shows a divided Fed in disagreement about the current U.S. monetary policy. Continue reading

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Pet Friendly Affordable Condo with Ocean Views in Kona

Great ocean views with low maintenance fees, a winning combination! This newly remodeled turnkey unit features new paint, new flooring, new kitchen counter tops, new bathroom counter tops and fixtures and too much more to list.

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Quiz : What’s The First Thing You Should Do After A Home Purchase?

You just bought a new home. Have you thought about who has keys for entry? Continue reading

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Home Values Rose For the 4th Straight Month

The government is confirming what the private sector has already shown — home values are on the rise. Continue reading

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