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HURRY! Tax Credit Expires Soon!

by Randy Dockery

From the Market Trends Newsletter

The Extended Home Buyers Tax Credit offers current homeowners and first-time home buyers alike an incredible tax-saving opportunity when they buy a home through April 30, 2010. First time buyers, who haven't owned a primary residence in the past three years, are eligible for a tax credit of 10 percent of a home's purchase price, up to a maximum of $8,000. Current homeowners are also eligible for a tax credit of their own. Homeowners who have lived in their primary residence for 5 consecutive years of the past 8 are eligible for a tax credit of 10% of a home's purchase price, up to maximum of $6,500.

The following conditions apply:

  • The tax credit is only awarded on homes purchased for $800,000, or less
  • Full tax credit is available to buyers earning up to $125,000 a year, or $225,000 for married couples filing jointly
  • Partial tax credit is available to buyers earning between $125,000 to $145,000, or for married couples earning between $225,000 to $245,000.
  • Under the rules, as long as a written binding purchase contract is in effect on April 30, 2010, the buyer has until July 1, 2010 to close.

The tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduction in the buyers tax liability, and does not have to be paid back as long as the buyer remains in their home for three years or more. This is a once-in-a-lifetime offer to have Uncle Sam help you buy a house. Don't let this opportunity pass you by!

Thank you and Have a Great Day!

Randy Dockery

Movie Catchphrases for the Day!

by Randy Dockery

MOVIES: Catchphrases We're Stuck With

Wednesday 03-10-2010 5:29am ET

When someone says "I'll be back," you immediately think of The Terminator, right? And if you hear someone say, "Show me the money," Jerry Maguire pops right your head. These are just some of the movie catchphrases that get stuck in our heads.

Coed magazine has compiled a list of the "25 Most Annoying Movie Catchphrases." Here are some of them:

  • "May the force be with you" (Star Wars)
  • "The name is Bond, James Bond" (James Bond franchise)
  • "Life is like a box of chocolates" (Forrest Gump)
  • "Houston, we have a problem" (Apollo 13)
  • "I don't think we're in Kansas anymore" (The Wizard Of Oz)
  • "Do you feel lucky, punk?" (Dirty Harry)
  • "Say hello to my little friend" (Scarface)
  • "Here's looking at you, kid" (Casablanca)
  • "I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse" (The Godfather)
  • "You talkin' to me?" (Taxi Driver)
  • "Go ahead; make my day" (Sudden Impact)

And here is one of my quotes: "Come to the Beautiful Mountains of Murphy, NC and let me and RE/MAX Mountain Properties show you - Your Dream Home in the Mountains"

Call me toll-free at 1-877-837-3002 or send me an e-mail at:

 Thank you and Have a Great Day!

Randy Dockery



by Randy Dockery

REMEMBER: Before you go to bed on Saturday, March 13th, please set your clocks ahead one hour for Daylight Saving Time.

Daylight Saving Time officially starts at 2 a.m. on Sunday March 14th, so you will be losing an hour of sleep, but gaining more sunshine in your day!

This is also a great time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors.  If you change the battery in your smoke detectors at each time change - your detectors should stay in working order.

I am always up-dating and adding new homes and new land to my website at:

If you haven't dropped by lately -Please drop by our new offices at: 1151 West US 64, Murphy, NC 28906

Have a Great Day!

Randy Dockery

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