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April 2009 Blog Posts (4)

First -time homebuyers Tax Credit

First-time homebuyers must close by Nov. 30 – contract not enough

WASHINGTON – April 24, 2009 – If first-time homebuyers wait until November

to sign a sales contract, it’s probably too late to get the $8,000 tax

credit. To qualify, buyers must close before Dec. 1 – a signed contract is

not enough. New construction should be started by mid-summer to qualify.

According to the National Association of Realtors, a “home is considered as

‘purchased’ when all… Continue

Added by Joselyne Muszynski on April 30, 2009 at 11:45am — No Comments

eMail Predicted to Produce 16.4 BILLION in Sales this Year!

One Man's Spam is Anothers Filet Mignon

84% of consumers enjoy receiving information and/or offers via email from companies with whom they register and, according to, 70% of new business comes from referral. 67% of internet users do research ONLINE before spending money... even though more than 50% of them will then do business with a local, brick & mortar location.… Continue

Added by Sue Copening on April 28, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Buy Local Orlando


According to an economic analysis, for every $100

spent at a locally-owned business, $45 goes back into

the community and local tax base, and for every $100

spent at a non-local chain store, only $13 comes back

to the local area.


The Buy Local Orlando program is par t of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer’s

Strengthen Orlando initiative. The Buy Local Orlando program is a group of

independent… Continue

Added by Sue Copening on April 23, 2009 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

13 Breathtaking Effects of Cutting Back on Meat

13 Breathtaking Effects of Cutting Back on Meat

By Kathy Freston, AlterNet

Posted on April 22, 2009, Printed on April 22, 2009

My first post on the effect of eating meat on the environment provoked quite a bit of discussion, so in honor of Earth Day, I thought I should follow up with more information about how our natural resources (e.g., air, water, and soil) are… Continue

Added by Sue Copening on April 22, 2009 at 9:12am — No Comments

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