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July 2008

First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit A Good Thing

A $7,500 tax credit for first-time homebuyers that will expire July 1, 2009, must be repaid over 15 years -- making it, in effect, an interest free loan. A dedicated Web site,   “The tax credit is the best stimulative measure,” NAHB President Sandy Dunn said in a press release. “It will increase housing demand, get home buyers back into the marketplace and fight falling home prices, which threaten the economy as a whole.

As with everything there is a time limit. The house must be contracted between April 9,2008 and before July 1, 2009 to be  eligible.

First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credit at a Glance

  • The tax credit is available for first-time home buyers only.
  • The maximum credit amount is $7,500.
  • The credit is available for homes purchased on or after April 9, 2008 and before
    July 1, 2009.
  • Single taxpayers with incomes up to $75,000 and married couples with incomes up to $150,000 qualify for the full tax credit.

My Biggest Pet Peeve with Blogs, newsletter etc.....

Everyone knows that the information highway is on the Internet via blogs, websites, email etc. So for all the information that is being disseminated why is everything written with such small type.

I am one of many who had been wearing eyeglasses ever since I was little and yes as I am aging, gracefully I hope, I am in the bifocal syndrome for reading.


On behalf of all of us who wear glasses, are aging gracefully THANK YOU!

This n That Happenings

July 23
Shakespear at the Shore Theater presents "Richard II"
Middletown library 7pm
55 New Monmouth Rd. Middletown,NJ
732-671-3700 x 320   Free Tickets Started July 1

July 18 _ 20
Sidewalk Sale
The Grove

Renowned Spanish potter comes to Monmouth Street Red Bank at
Carter & Cavero, Red Bank

July 23-27
Monmouth County Fair
Wed, Thurs. Fri 5pm to 11pm
Sat. 11am to 11pm
Sun. 11am to 6pm

Opening Night Fireworks
Rides, Amusements
Lots of food

Summer Happenings in Red Bank

Movie Schedule for Red Bank

Every Tuesday at 7pm folloiwng Music in the PArk

July 22 
Surf's UP
Atlantic Watch

July 29
Atlantic Watch

August 5

August 12
Spiderman 3

Mondays 6:30pm

DOO WOP Wednesdays
Featuring RB Express, Presented by World Jeep Subaru Tinton Falls
July 30
August 6
August 13
August 20

Just Listed Waterfront/view of Ocean Monmouth Beach, NJ

I am pleased to announce that I have been selected to market an oceanfront/view vacant land in Monmouth Beach.    

It is rather difficult to describe this land as waterfront or oceanfornt as in Monmouth Beach and Sea Bright you have ocean ave and then the sea wall before you hit the dunes and beach. It is all about the sun, sand, surf and you when living in this area as well as all the fine dining.

The lot is 110x130 in size and has all the CAFRA approvals needed to build which for our area and water location is extremely important. Also separately there are CAFRA approvals for an inground swimming pool.

The location of the property is among multi million dollar homes along Ocean Ave. They range from 1.8 million to $6.0 million currently on the market so you will be in good company.

Monmouth Beach is a very quaint sea side town with a little downtown area that has your post office, Wachovia bank, Andy K's local food market, Michael Angelos pizzaria and restaruant, The kitchen witch cafe and market, Ice cream parlor, Mike Duffy's fitness,The Spa, The Manicured Woman, Beach and Hair salon, Dry Cleaner and other spots that I am sure I am forgetting about. There is a beautiful catholic church at the end of Beach Road which is the downtown street.

So I am hoping that when you read about this litte town you may become intrigued about my lot and contact me regarding it.

Happy July 4th

My country,’ tis of thee,
sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing;
land where my fathers died,
land of the pilgrims’ pride,
from every mountainside let freedom ring!

My native country, thee,
land of the noble free, thy name I love;
I love thy rocks and rills,
thy woods and templed hills;
my heart with rapture thrills, like that above.

Let music swell the breeze,
and ring from all the trees sweet freedom’s song;
let mortal tongues awake;
let all that breathe partake;
let rocks their silence break, the sound prolong.

Our fathers’ God, to thee,
author of liberty, to thee we sing;
long may our land be bright
with freedom’s holy light;
protect us by thy might, great God, our King.

Words: Samuel F. Smith, 1808-1895

Happy 4th of July!

Did You Know?
The distinguished American novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald (author of "The Great Gatsby") was a descendant of Francis Scott Key, who wrote our national anthem, "The Star Spangled Banner". Fitzgerald's little known first name? Francis.
John Hancock was President of the Second Continental Congress at the time of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1737, and his large, bold signature is probably the most famous of them all.