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GRAMMY HISTORY The first-ever Grammy Awards were held May 4, 1959, in two different cities: Beverly Hills, Calif., and New York City. They were sponsored by both chapters of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, established in 1957. The concept of the Grammy’s was launched two years prior to the awards show. In 1957, rock ‘n roll music had hit the airwaves, taking the country by storm. Songs like Elvis’s “Jailhouse Rock,” the Everly Brothers’ “Wake up Little Suzie” and Buddy Holly’s “That’ll be the Day” had changed the face of the music industry and captured the hearts and souls of the baby boomers. The post World War II generation became huge fans of rock ‘n roll, but some of their parents and grandparents – those of the Frank Sinatra music era – were stunned and offended by the new music and the hip-swinging gyrations of Elvis and others. Some called rock ‘n roll “devil music.” As a result of the rock ‘n roll backlash, the music industry formed the Record Award Society on May 28, 1957, in Hollywood, Calif. To preserve the integrity and culture of the music industry, the society initiated an award system for recording artists. Musicians, writers, producers and engineers would be the voting members of the society and choose their peers for the awards. The award – initially called the Gramophone – would honor artists in 28 categories. Eventually, the society led to the formation of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences; the first chapter chartered in June 1957. Founding members included Rosemary Clooney (George’s aunt), Nat King Cole (Natalie’s dad), Doris Day and Henry Mancini (one of his greatest hits – “Moon River”). In New York City, another chapter was added under the direction of Guy Lombardo. Today, the Academy has 12 chapters and more than 16,000 members. Henry Mancini, Ella Fitzgerald, Perry Como and the Kingston Trio were among the first “Gramophone recipients” voted on by their peers. Music icon Frank Sinatra was nominated for record of the year and best vocal performance. He didn’t win that year, but took home the Grammy for best album cover design.

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THE COLORADO GRAMMY The trophies are created piece by piece, assembled and sent to Colorado for the finishing touches. John Billings, owner of Billings Artworks in Ridgeway, finishes the awards in gold plating. The trophies presented at the awards show are replicas – referred to as “stunt” trophies. Billings holds on to the real trophy until the winners are announced. He then engraves each trophy with the winner’s name and category and delivers them in person to the Academy, making the trek from Colorado to California.

THE BIG WINNERS • Most Grammys in a lifetime: Sir Georg Solti, who conducted the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for 22 years. He personally won 31 Grammys. • Most Grammy Awards for consecutive albums: Pat Metheny and Pat Metheny Group won 17 Grammys. • Most Grammy Awards for solo artist male: Stevie Wonder has won 28 Grammys. Quincy Jones has won 27 Grammys. • Notables: Frank Sinatra, “Old Blue Eyes, won 10 Grammy Awards. Elton John has won five. The Gramophones... Continued on Page 4

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• Most Grammy Awards for solo artist female: Alison Krauss has won 20 Grammys. • Most Grammy Awards for best R&B vocal performance female: Have a little respect for Aretha Franklin who won 11 Grammys. • The youngest Grammy winner is LeAnn Rimes, who won at age 14 in the category of best new artist. • Michael Jackson and Carlos Santana are tied in the category of most Grammys won in a single award show. In 1984, Jackson was nominated for 11 awards and won eight. In 2000, Santana tied Jackson’s record win. • Lauryn Hill (1999), Alicia Keys (2002), Norah Jones (2003) and The Dixie Chicks (2007) all tie for the record number of wins by a female in one single Grammy night. They each won five Grammys. Those who’ve had the most nominations but no wins: Alan Parsons and Joe Satriani have had 13 nominations each but zero trophies.

SOME INARGUABLY PHENOMENAL MUSICIANS WHO HAVE NEVER WON A GRAMMY • Janis Joplin, Bob Marley, Neil Young, Buddy Holly, ABBA, the Spice Girls, Led Zeppelin, Diana Ross, Backstreet Boys, Queen • Although Elvis Presley was the “king” of rock ‘n roll he never won a Grammy for the genre that made him a star. He won three Grammys for gospel music; and, in 1971, he attained the Lifetime Achievement Award.

THE HIGH ACHIEVERS OF MUSIC The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented each year to those who have made a significant contribution to the music industry throughout their recording careers. Bing Crosby was the first winner in 1962. From Ella Fitzgerald to Willie Nelson, the list is comprised of the best songsters spanning five decades. A sampling of winners from each decade: •1966: Duke Ellington •1972: Louis Armstrong, Mahilia Jackson

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MEMORABLE GRAMMY MOMENTS We can usually count on something funny, weird, controversial or even lewd to take place at the Grammys. After all, some of the world’s most eclectic, creative, unique and gutsy individuals and groups sustain the music industry. • In 1973, Helen Reddy won the Grammy for best female pop vocal performance for “I am Woman.” It was the decade of feminism. When Reddy accepted her award, she thanked God because “she makes everything possible.” Her use of “she” in reference to God caused a flood of complaints to the TV network.

Sinead O’Connor was the only Grammy winner to refuse an award. In 1990, she won for best alternative music performance. However, she snubbed the Academy, citing the commercialization of the Grammy Awards.

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In 1989, Milli Vanilli was stripped of the best new artist of 1989 award when it was discovered that the two-man band had never sang the songs on their album. Rumors had it the Grammy had been seized because they had lip-synched live. They did lip-synch – to the real voices behind their album.

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THE GRAMMY MUSEUM In celebration of the art of music and its legacies, the Grammy Museum opened in December 2008, in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Grammy Awards.

• During the 1976 Grammys, Stevie Wonder was supposed to appear via satellite from Nigeria. As the network was having technical difficulties connecting with Stevie, host Andy Williams seriously and innocently asked Stevie, “Can you see us now?” Nervous laughter abound.

The museum has 30,000 square feet and four floors featuring more than two dozen exhibits, highlighting the best of Grammy music – rock ‘n roll, country, jazz, hip hop – all of the genres that have graced the industry throughout its history. The museum includes a sound stage with 200 seats, a roof top terrace for special events and private parties, and it provides educational and public programs that include films, lectures and performances.

• At the 1998 Grammy Awards, a man from out of nowhere ran on stage as Bob Dylan performed. Dylan didn’t blink an eye – he kept up his performance while the shirtless man (with “soy bomb” painted on his chest) erratically danced on stage until security guards ended his “15 minutes of fame.”

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• Before the Grammy Awards ceremony in 2001, the gay community had criticized rap artist Eminem, claiming his songs were filled with anti-gay lyrics. At the Grammys that year, in response to the criticism, Eminem performed on stage with Elton John. After the performance, Eminem and Elton shared a tender moment with a hug, and then Eminem turned to the audience and gave everyone “the finger.”

The process of achieving a Grammy begins when record companies and individuals submit nominations to the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. More than 150 music experts from the industry review the nominations for eligibility and make certain the entries are placed in appropriate categories for official nomination. The reviewers may vote to nominate artists in the general field, which is Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist and no more than nine nominations in the 30 fields on the ballots. Only five artists are nominated for each category. Those nominees are determined by the most votes from the initial reviewers and then sent to Academy members, who choose the winners.

• In 2004, rapper 50 Cent went sour grapes when he aimlessly walked across the stage as Amy Lee of Evanescence accepted the award for best new artist. 50 Cent had been nominated as well and his uninvited presence on stage was in protest to his belief that rap music was not getting recognition. Fashion Statements Or Fashion Dares? Jennifer Lopez wore a Versace green dress to the 2000 Grammy Awards that caused more than a few raised eyebrows and near heart attacks. The neckline of the dress was cut to the waist, baring enough to give the Grammys an R rating. The following year, Toni Braxton appeared at the Grammys in what Jon Stewart, the 2001 host, called “a white scarf.”

Since that first Grammy in 1959, many other music-related award shows have popped up. The MTV Music Video Awards, Country Music Association Awards and the American Music Awards rank in the top 10 of award shows for song artists. But the Grammys remain the crème de la crème of the music industry.

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and the only one who suffered such a fate during World War II. Slovik claimed he was “too scared and too nervous” to be a rifleman, and threatened to run away if forced into combat. He deserted the next day.

it changed the format to articles of general interest accompanied by photographs.

• On Jan. 30, 1835, Andrew Jackson becomes the first American president to experience an assassination attempt. Richard Lawrence, an unemployed house painter, shot at Jackson, but his gun misfired. A furious 67-year-old Jackson confronted his attacker, clubbing Lawrence several times with his walking cane. A second shot also misfired. • On Jan. 27, 1888, the National Geographic Society is founded in Washington, D.C., for “the increase and diffusion of geographical knowledge.” Readership of the magazine did not grow, however, until

• On Jan. 25, 1924, the first Winter Olympics takes off in style at Chamonix in the French Alps. Spectators were thrilled by the ski jump and bobsled, as well as 12 other events involving a total of six sports. The United States came in third, winning its only gold medal in the 500-meter speedskating event.

• On Jan. 29, 1964, Stanley Kubrick’s black comic masterpiece, “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb,” opens in theaters. The movie’s popularity was evidence of changing attitudes toward atomic weapons and

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• On Jan. 26, 1934, producer Samuel Goldwyn buys the film rights to “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum. Goldwyn had intended for Shirley Temple to play Dorothy in the film, but 17-year-old Judy Garland got the part instead. • On Jan. 31, 1945, Pvt. Eddie Slovik becomes the first American soldier since the Civil War to be executed for desertion --

the concept of nuclear deterrence. • On Jan. 28, 1978, “Fantasy Island” is created as a follow-up to “The Love Boat” TV series. “Fantasy Island” became a hit and ran for six years. Screen actor Ricardo Montalban played the mysterious host Mr. Roarke, and his diminutive sidekick, Tattoo, was played by dwarf Herve Villechaize. (c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.

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• It was American cartoonist, humorist and journalist Kin Hubbard who made the following sage observation: “There’s no secret about success. Did you ever know a successful man who didn’t tell you about it?” • Next time you’re in Iowa, you might want to stop by the rural town of Riverside, which touts itself as the future birthplace of Captain James T. Kirk. Yep, the future birthplace. It seems that “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry asserted that the character of James Tiberius Kirk was born in Iowa, but he didn’t specify exactly where. In 1985, the Riverside City Council voted to declare their town the future birthplace of the character, later writing to Roddenberry and receiving his approval. In honor of its newfound claim to fame, the city began hosting an annual Trek Fest, complete with a

Classes will be offered on Wednesdays Feb.10-Mar. 17 9:00-11:00AM (six sessions) Benedicta’s House 2602 N. Chelton RD. Colorado Springs, Co. Presenter Sr. Therese O’Grady, sponsored by Benet Pines Ministry Center at Benet Hill Monastery. Fee: $10. per session (books not included)

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• The term “bric-a-brac,” usually used to refer to a collection of tawdry trinkets, comes from the French, where its original meaning was “at random.”

January 23 Sat. 7:30 pm

• Most parents of small children know that trampolines can be dangerous, and they are. Every year, nearly 100,000 people receive emergency-room treatment for injuries sustained while using trampolines. Those injuries are hardly ever fatal, though. Pools, on the other hand, are far more deadly; more than 1,000 people in the United States die in swimming pools annually.

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Topping the pop culture list was Snoopy. Do kids today even know about this “timeless” Peanuts comic strip character? I can’t argue with it -- I’m a big fan of Snoopy, particularly his endless Sopwith Camel dogfights. Texas A&M’s mascot, Reveille, made No. 2 on the list. This was the dog who was “cheered” into the rankings. Hmm. Other rankings seem fine: Scooby Doo rounded out the top three; Eddie, from the defunct “Frasier” series, was next; and Brian, the talking dog from “Family Guy,” got the No. 10 spot. I was a little confused by other rankings. Two songs made the top ten, “How Much is That Doggie in the Window” and

Three dogs survived the sinking of the Titanic - a Newfoundland, a Pomeranian, and a Pekingese. An American Animal Hospital Assoc. poll found that 33% of dog owners admit to talking to their dogs on the phone and leaving answering machine messages for them while away.

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“Who Let the Dogs Out.” Okay, I guess if cartoon pups can make the rankings, a completely abstract use of dogs in a symbolic manner by a rap group is fine, too. Anyway, I’d love to list the top 25 or 50 or 125 claimed on the AKC/AOL list, but it’s not to be found on either site and no actual link was given on the release. Way to go, AKC/AOL. Here’s the top 10, anyway: 1. Snoopy 2. Texas A&M’s Reveille 3. Scooby Doo 4. Eddie from the TV show “Frasier” 5. Pound Puppy toys 6. Painting, “Dogs Playing Poker” 7. Song, “How Much is That Doggie in the Window” 8. Georgetown’s Jack the Bulldog 9. Song, “Who Let the Dogs Out” 10. Brian Griffin from the animated TV show “Family Guy” Send your tips, questions and comments to Paw’s Corner, c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or e-mail them to ask@pawscorner.com.

Send your tips, questions and comments to Paw’s Corner, c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or e-mail them to pawscorner@hotmail.com. (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.


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his brokers The Leaders Group, Inc. and TLG Advisors, Inc. He is a former instructor of individual, corporate, partnership, estate and trust taxation, and an Assistant Professor of accounting and taxation at Colorado Technical University. He is also the former Chief of Budget at the United States Air Force Academy where he managed a $300M operating budget, past President of the Colorado Springs Chapter of the Colorado Society of Public Accountants, a Desert Storm/Desert Shield Veteran, and a 1984 Air Force Academy graduate. Jeff opened his second office in Monument, CO in November, 2009. Lynn Freiheit, of Freiheit & Associates, PC , has 27 years of estate planning and insurance counseling experience. He has worked with a multitude of complex estates while representing clients in various insurance covered areas. Lynn has practiced law in Oklahoma, Missouri, and Colorado while providing estate planning advisement to a nationwide clientele. His credentials include a JD in law from Oral Roberts University and a PhD in school administration from Michigan State University. His firm Freiheit & Associates has focused on planning to avoid probate, thus creating economy and privacy for estate transition.

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age and gushing testimonials from dancers and musicians who were blissfully unaware that in a few short weeks they’d all be out of work.

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Sure, you get to see Jackson half-step it through productions of his greatest hits, and you get an idea of how massive the scale of what the actual concert would’ve been like, but there’s no real payoff. Except for Sony, that is. “Whip It” -- Ellen “Juno” Page stars in Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut film about a small-town Texas girl who defies her overbearing mom’s wishes to be a beauty pageant star by sneaking away to compete in roller derby competitions. The film is a train wreck of sports-film and coming-of-age movie

cliches that we’ve seen a hundred times before: Plucky newcomer inspires a losing team to pull together to win the Big Game; teenager struggles to become independent and in the process learns Valuable Lessons About Life, Love & Family, blah blah blah. However, the roller derby scenes are great fun and Marcia Gay Harden’s performance as Page’s mom is outstanding. “RiffTrax: Plan 9 From Outer Space LIVE! Nashville 2009 from the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000!” -Man, that is one long title; you’d think this was a Peter Jackson film. But no, instead it is the DVD of the nerdiest live show of last year. Not only do the MST3K crew hilariously rip on the worst movie ever made, there is a mu-

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TRIVIA TEST ANSWERS 1. Santa Fe, N.M. (7,000 feet above sea level) 2. “Give a hoot, don’t pollute!” 3. Thursday before Easter, marking the Last Supper 4. Elvis Presley 5. Selman A. Waksman 6. Theodore Roosevelt (“Josiah”) 7. .3333 8. “National Lampoon’s Vacation” 9. Northern Italy 10. Blood pressure

SPORTS QUIZ ANSWERS 1. Five (Kansas City, New York Mets, Toronto, New York Yankees, Boston). 2. Ross Grimsley went 20-11 in 1978. 3. Cornerback Roger Wehrli in 2007. 4. Xavier McDaniel averaged 27.2 points and 14.8 rebounds a game for Wichita State in 1984-85. 5. Dave Maloney was 18 when he played for the Rangers during the 1974-75 season. 6. Alberto Salazar won it three consecutive years, 1980-82. 7. She won 48 times.

FLASH BACK ANSWERS 1. The Style Council, from England, had a hit with the song in 1983. 2. Jan and Dean in 1964. The song reached No. 3 on the charts. 3. “Time of the Season” also has been used in numerous television ads. 4. “Mr. Sandman (Bring Me A Dream).” The Chordettes were an a cappella quartet who got their start in 1949 when they won Arthur Godfrey’s “Talent Scouts” radio show. 5. Gary Numan, on his “Telekon” album. The album reached the top of the charts; the songs didn’t. 6. Gloria Gaynor. The song has been covered by dozens of others around the world as well as being extensively used in television shows.

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Mixed signals could create problems. Make sure your views are presented clearly, and insist others do the same. Don’t let an unanswered question go by without a full explanation. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Financial pressures ease, allowing for more budget flexibility. But as the money-wise Bovine will appreciate, thrift still beats out splurging. Expect news from someone special. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Getting things done is what you do so well. But be careful not to overtax your energy reserves. Take time out to relax or to do something different to help keep them at optimum levels. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) This is a good time to satisfy the Moon Child’s growing sense of wanderlust. Choose a really special place to go to, with a very special person to share it all with you. LEO (July 23 to August 22) You love being in the spotlight. But be careful it doesn’t blind you to the truth behind a seemingly wonderful opportunity. Look closer and you might be sadly surprised at what you find. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Isn’t it time to take a break from your hectic schedule? Sure it is. And the sooner you do, the sooner you can return fresh and more than ready to take on all those new projects.

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LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A recent family incident can help bring everyone closer, and there’s no one who’s better at making that happen than you. Accept (indeed, insist on!) help from others to get things off and running. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Long-held habits are often difficult to break. But the change from how you always did things to how you can do them now can be liberating. So, be flexible and give it a try. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Someone you met in your professional world last year and thought you would never hear from again could make a sudden reappearance in your life, along with an interesting job offer. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Once again, you delight everyone by coming up with a solution for a problem that actually works. On another note, it’s not too early to get started on those travel plans. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Before you go ahead with finalizing your plans for your new project, check them over to see if you can make some improvements or if you can find ways to cut costs. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) The Fabulous Fish might have been out of the social swim for too long, and it’s time you plunge back in. Reinforce your old friendships and be open to starting new ones. BORN THIS WEEK: Your creative talents help bring beauty to the world and the people in it. On their behalf, thank you. (c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.


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hose who’ve been out in the job world for a number of years already know certain things: what to wear for different types of job interviews, how to handle ethics problems on the job, how to craft a resume that gets responses, and how to handle bosses. Those who are aiming

In Colorado the age of emancipation is nineteen for child support purposes, but there are some uncommon exceptions: the parties may agree otherwise in a written stipulation; if a child is mentally or physically disabled the Court may order child support to continue; if the child is still in high school, child support continues until the end of the month following graduation, but not beyond age twenty-one; or if the child is “otherwise emancipated”. A child is “otherwise emancipated” if: she has entered the military; she is married; or she is living away from home, she is self-supporting, and it is not a temporary situation.

“Business Success in Your 20s and 30s” is one of the “Complete Idiot’s Guide” series. Despite the unfortunate title, the book is worth a look, as it’s loaded with valuable advice. Job seekers in their 20s embarking on their careers are likely to appreciate the book’s attitude and attention to howto detail. Thirty-somethings who haven’t been as successful as they’d hoped will get something out of it, too. “Business Success” starts off with the pluses and minuses of being young in the business world. It doesn’t pull any punches on the negatives, but outlines the steps required to work around them. Getting the job is only part of the battle. Doing it well is ... work. The book walks first-time managers through dealing with difficult subordinates, getting respect from superiors, acting like a manager, becoming confident, dressing for the part and more. Appendix A is loaded with resource Web sites that pertain to each chapter. The one dealing with resumes is valuable, as it includes the biggest Web sites as well as tools for creating a re-

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sume. One listed site, www.razume.com, offers a resume builder as well as a way for others to critique resumes before they get sent out into the world. Appendix B is devoted to the 100 best business books of all time. Broken down into business categories, that list is worth the price of the book itself. Appendix C is full of sample resumes. “Business Success” uses the standard extras common in the “Idiot’s Guide” series: graphics and boxes pointing to important information, in this case called Best Practice and Heads Up. Have a college student about to graduate in the spring? No matter what the major, he or she is going to need a job. And “Business Success” can help.

David Uffington regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Write to him in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to columnreply@gmail.com. (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.


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NOT be investing in one or more of these insanely priced deals out there. This is the time to load up your Portfolio with Rental Homes, if that's your thing. This is also the time for First Time Home Buyers to get off their patooties and get out of their rentals and into a Home that they can Own! Why are you paying your Landlord's mortgage payment when you can make that same payment to own your Own Home??? This is the Time!!! Trust me……you will be kicking yourself in 4 months if you don't take advantage of the incentives that the government is giving right now!

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Real Estate will Lead this Nation out of the Recession! And Colorado Leads the Country!

This is a bold statement, but this is what all the statistics have been for years. Colorado leads the fall and leads the rise. AND this is a great position for the Colorado Investor. Out of State Buyer’s are flocking to Colorado to purchase properties that have hit rock bottom and are soon on the rise. The value of land and property is always a constant because it is tangible. Stocks may go up and down a different direction, but Real Estate takes a slow decline and a slow upturn, which is easier to manage in a portfolio.

Buying low and selling high is an investment game that the average American can play because there is time and logic in your decisions. When people ask me "How's the Real Estate Market?" I always answer honestly, "Great! It's always Great! It's either Great for the Sellers or it's Great for the Buyers. You, as an Investor, just need to know which role to play in which market." Make sense? Right now it happens to be a "Buyer's Market". It is CRAZY for anyone with a good Fico score and some cash in their pocket to

while we get through the winter. Think “new.”

In the hopes of sustaining the real estate market's recent momentum, Uncle Sam has made more than two-thirds of current homeowners and nearly all first-time buyers eligible for thousands of dollars in tax perks when they purchase a home. New Home Buyers will receive an $8000 tax credit on their 2010 taxes when they put a home under contract by May 1, 2010!!! It would be CRAZY not to buy now! Prices are rock bottom, there are gobs of homes to choose from, AND the government, in wanting to simulate the economy, is giving away $8000 to each and every Buyer!!!

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AND this is not just a "special deal for newbies"! Current home owners are eligible for a tax credit of up to $6,500 when they purchase their next primary residence. Under the terms of the legislation, current homeowners must have lived in their home for five consecutive years over the previous eight to be eligible. Qualified home buyers can obtain the credit on homes purchased between Nov. 7 and the end of April 2010. That means they need a signed sales contract on a home before May 1, 2010, but they have until the end of June to close the sale. This market is the First-TimeHome-Buyer's, the current Homeowner's and the Investor's DREAM! This is not scary stuff. Just give me a call and I'll explain all the details to you for your particular situation.

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