Buyers Rush to Beat Tax Credit Deadline

August 24, 2009 by admin  
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Real estate professionals report that first-time home buyers are flooding the sale market, pressed to finalize a deal before the federal government’s $8,000 tax credit offer expires on Nov. 30.

Because mortgage approvals, residential inspections, and other steps in the buying process typically take about two months, buyers hoping to take advantage of the incentive will need to have a contract by the end of September. The new flurry of activity now as house-hunters try to meet the deadline is triggering bidding wars and energizing the property market, which historically is slow at the end of summer. As a result, more homes are getting their full asking price. Source: Chicago Tribune, Kathleen Lynn (08/14/09)

Northshore Harbor Center board votes to maintain last year’s millage rate

August 11, 2009 by tiff  
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TIMES-PICAYUNE ARCHIVE The governing board for Northshore Harbor Center, the first of several St. Tammany Parish agencies to vote on whether to roll-up millage rates, voted unanimously this morning to keep its millage rate the same as last year….

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Tropical Depression Two continues westward path, no change in intensity

August 11, 2009 by tiff  
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Tropical Depression Two At 10 a.m. CST, the center of Tropical Depression Two was located near latitude 14.6 north, longitude 29.6 west or about 350 miles west of the southernmost Cape Verde Islands.

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Tropical Depression 2 forms in the eastern Atlantic

August 11, 2009 by tiff  
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The second tropical depression of the Atlantic hurricane season has formed in the eastern Atlantic Ocean off the western coast of the African continent. At 6 a.m., the center of Tropical Depression 2 was located about 280 miles west of…

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Collision in Cuba leaves 14 dead, 33 hospitalized

August 11, 2009 by tiff  
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HAVANA — Fourteen people are dead and at least 33 hospitalized after two trucks loaded with passengers collided in the central Cuban province of Ciego de Avila….

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Mercury-pollution fighters lose GM participation in program

August 11, 2009 by admin  
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Mark Lennihan/The Associated PressMany of these flattened cars awaiting shredding in Medford, N.Y., are part of the ‘cash for clunkers’ program, which is expected to lead to the trade-in and recycling of 750,000 vehicles, some of which contain mercury switches….

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Stephanie Grace: Another Jefferson on trial

August 10, 2009 by admin  
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By now, most people have come to terms with the news that they’re never going to hear former U.S.

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Jarvis DeBerry: Has New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin let you down? Join the club

August 10, 2009 by tiff  
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Chris Granger / The Times-PicayuneNew Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin gives his State of the City Address on Wednesday May 20, 2009, at the Mahalia Jackson Theatre. Imagine New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin waking up on a Monday morning and heading…

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Jarvis DeBerry: Has New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin let you down? Join the club

August 10, 2009 by tiff  
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Chris Granger / The Times-PicayuneNew Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin gives his State of the City Address on Wednesday May 20, 2009, at the Mahalia Jackson Theatre. Imagine New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin waking up on a Monday morning and heading…

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Teachers union asks Jindal to mediate in disputes with Superintendent Paul Pastorek

August 10, 2009 by admin  
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Paul Pastorek has said he will continue trying to reach out to the education groups that have called for his ouster.

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