Friday, August 14, 2009

Featured Property of the Week - Discover the Award Winning Dunedin Lifestyle

Beautiful and pristine, this three bedroom, three bathroom is located in the heart of Dunedin, just two blocks from downtown and all of its offerings. This newly constructed home is FHA approved, has never been lived in and includes all of the finest amenities and comforts. The home, priced at $260,000, features a spacious floor plan, with 20ft living room ceilings, open kitchen, enormous master bedroom and ample storage space.

The master bedroom suite features a large walk-in closet, walk-in shower, double sinks and a garden tub, perfect for unwinding after a long day. Both the second and third bedrooms also feature their own private bathrooms and walk-in closets.

Ample space is provided in the kitchen for cooking and entertaining, with a roomy layout and large breakfast bar. The home includes a complete kitchen appliance package with refrigerator, range, microwave, disposal and dishwasher. The townhouse also features hurricane shutters, a two car garage and a large, upstairs laundry room with washer, dryer, sorting table and wash basin.

Walk to the marina to see the sunset everyday, spend your evening at one of the many local restaurants and enjoy the weekend strolling the Green Farmers Market and various art galleries and shops. The City of Dunedin was recently awarded the 2009 "Communities for a Lifetime" and it's not hard to see why. Residents enjoy access to award winning beaches, ample dining, shopping and entertainment, and the multitude of cultural events. There is always something to do, just minutes from your home. This is a great way for home buyers to take advantage of the $8,000 first-time home buyer tax credit.

Dunedin's village-like atmosphere and relaxed lifestyle has lured people for decades from around the world. Enjoying the natural wooded and subtropical setting and close to four miles of picturesque waterfront, Dunedin sits on central Florida's west coast, in the heart of Pinellas County's Suncoast. Is it also one of the few open waterfront communities from Sarasota to Cedar Key where buildings do not obscure the view.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The National Association of Home Builders Fight to Extend the $8,000 First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credit

An Extension Could Mean More Jobs and Stronger Economic Stabilization

Home builders, finally seeing positive movement in the housing market, are fighting to extend the $8,000 first-time home buyer tax credit for an additional year. As members of Congress return home for the August congressional recess, the National Association of Home Builders is urging its more than 200,000 members to contact their lawmakers, asking them to help create more jobs and set the stage for a strong recovery by extending the credit program.

"If Congress acts to extend the tax credit program, it would spur 383,000 additional home sales, including 80,000 housing starts, creating nearly 350,000 jobs over the coming year." said the NAHB Chairman Joe Robson. "That's good for the economy and good for America."

Mark Zandi, the chief economist at Moody's, says a healthy housing market is one of the leading indicators for an economic recovery. A secure real estate market is a necessary condition for rebound. The financial system can not stabilize, nor can the economy gain traction until the housing down turn comes to an end, according the Zandi.

The NAHB recently agreed to launch a major grassroots campaign to focus congressional attention on housing "in order to ensure that the first flickering of recovery in the housing market and economy isn't extinguished". According to the new campaign, housing equals jobs.

There has been proven boost in the housing market over the past months, with the July housing market index climbed to the highest level it has been in nearly a year. The NAHB believes this extension is necessary for continued real estate growth and housing rebound throughout the country.