MIP Increase on or after 4/18/2011

FHA TAKES STEPS TO BOLSTER CAPITAL RESERVES
New premium structure for 30- and 15-year loans will help private capital return

HUDNo.11-013.

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5 Feng Shi Concepts to Help a Home Sell

5 Feng Shui Concepts to Help a Home Sell

To put the best face on a listing and appeal to buyers who follow feng shui principles, keep these tips in mind.

1. Pay special attention to the front door, which is considered the “mouth of chi” (chi is the “life force” of all things) and one of the most powerful aspects of the entire property. Abundance, blessings, opportunities, and good fortune enter through the front door. It’s also the first impression buyers have of how well the sellers have taken care of the rest of the property. Make sure the area around the front door is swept clean, free of cobwebs and clutter. Make sure all lighting is straight and properly hung. Better yet, light the path leading up to the front door to create an inviting atmosphere.

2. Chi energy can be flushed away wherever there are drains in the home. To keep the good forces of a home in, always keep the toilet seats down and close the doors to bathrooms.

3. The master bed should be in a place of honor, power, and protection, which is farthest from and facing toward the entryway of the room. It’s even better if you can place the bed diagonally in the farthest corner. Paint the room in colors that promote serenity, relaxation, and romance, such as soft tones of green, blue, and lavender.

4. The dining room symbolizes the energy and power of family togetherness. Make sure the table is clear and uncluttered during showings. Use an attractive tablecloth to enhance the look of the table while also softening sharp corners.

5. The windows are considered to be the eyes of the home. Getting the windows professionally cleaned will make the home sparkle and ensure that the view will be optimally displayed.

Source: Sell Your Home Faster With Feng Shui by Holly Ziegler (Dragon Chi Publications, 2001)

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Local Family Displaced by Fire Seeks Temporary Housing..can you help?

This past Saturday, Bill Lion, an officer with the Upper Dublin Township Police Department and a retired military veteran, experienced a fire at his home. Luckily, Bill was able to rescue his daughter and 3 dogs who were all in the house at the time of the fire. Because of how quickly the fire spread, they are left with only the clothes on their backs.

The damage to the house is so severe that the family was displaced and in all likelihood will remain in temporary housing for the foreseeable future, possibly 6-9 months. Bill, his wife, two daughters and three dogs are currently staying in a small hotel room but are looking to rent a 2- or 3-bedroom townhouse in the Upper Dublin/Horsham area.

If you know of housing that could fit the needs of this family, please contact David Madrak, of the Upper Dublin Township Police Department, at madrakd@upperdublin.net or 215-646-2100. Any help that can be provided would be very much appreciated.

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Montgomery County Recycling Website

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Things to do in Philly for Valentine’s Weekend

http://www.visitphilly.com/articles/philadelphia/valentines-day-in-philadelphia/

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Love Letter Mural Tours | Mural Arts Program, City of Philadelphia | Love Park | TOURS | Phillyfunguide.com

Love Letter Mural Tours | Mural Arts Program, City of Philadelphia | Love Park | TOURS | Phillyfunguide.com.

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2010 NAR Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers

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Hello Montgomery County, PA!

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