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Monday, July 19, 2010

Hope Program

The Missouri Housing Development Corporation (MHDC) is still offering real estate incentives. When a buyer closes on a personal residence prior to August 30th, MHDC will pay 1 yrs. real estate taxes and pay a percentage of the purchase of energy star appliances. There are some income limits. To see if you qualify, check the HOPE program on the internet.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Show Me State Games

Every year all ages compete in the Show Me Games in Missouri. The sports events range from soccer to swimming to cycling to whatever interests you. I competed in the cycling race. Given a choice of racing 19 miles or 28 miles, I chose the 19 mile race. The course is excellent, the organizers are great, and the racers are very fine folks. The youngest racer was 15 yrs. old and the oldest was 70+ years. Some cyclists even came in from out of state to race. If you are interested, sign up next year. The games begin around mid-July.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Shorten Length of Mortgage

I am refinancing my home loan. In the process, I have learned that be-weekly payments will shorten the term of a loan. But something even more exciting, with a 15 yr loan, paying two extra principle payments each year shortens the term to 7 yrs!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Fourth of July Celebration

It is a good time downtown this weekend. Lots of activities. Even Michael Jackson will come back and perform!

The firework display is majestic. Hope you come out and enjoy!