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So we are looking to buy our first house and I do not know where to start. I have spoken with some realitors and some loan officers, but everyone says you can not trust what they tell you. Anyone have any rules of thumb to speak of buying a home? We have been looking at some land contract homes and a few foreclosures Best answer:.
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The best thing to do is a real estate agent to get that you or someone that you trust to have been made. When you find the right one, tell them everything, which can be important: how much you are willing to spend, what you want, and the time frame. Be honest and open with them. If you have a real estate agent working on your side, you can not be taken advantage of. Brokers work does not pay until they get you into a home so that it. Both of your advantage to find the right place and be happy with what you have chosen for buyers
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Army Photography Contest – 2007 – FMWRC – Arts and Crafts – Cooling Down in Time
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Army Photography Contest – 2007 – FMWRC – Arts and Crafts – Cooling in downtime Photo by: SSG Jessica TorralvaUm to learn more about the annual U.S. Army Photography Competition, visit us online at www.armymwr.com U.S. Army Arts and Crafts History After the First World War, the reductions to the Army left the United States with a small force. The War Department faced monumental challenges in preparing for World War II. One of those challenges was soldier morale. Recreational activities for off duty time would be important. The arts and crafts program informally developed to meet the needs of the War Department to erweitern.Am 9 January 1941 appointed Minister of War Henry L. Stimson, Frederick H. Osborn, a prominent U.S. businessman and philanthropist, Chairman of the War Department Committee on Education, Sports and Community Service.In 1940 and 1941 were the United States involvement in World War II more than sympathy and anticipation of the action. However, many different types of institutions were looking for ways to help the war effort. The Museum of Modern Art in New York was one of these institutions. In April 1941, the Museum announced a poster competition, “Posters for National Defense.” The directors stated “The Museum of the opinion that in a time of national emergency the artists of a country are as important an asset as men skilled in other fields, and that the nation-class talent should be utilized by the government for its official design work be … There are discussions with representatives of the Army and the Treasury who have expressed remarkable enthusiasm kept … “In May 1941, the museum presented” Britain at War “, a show by Sir Kenneth Clark, director of the National Gallery selected in London. The “award-winning Defense Posters” were exhibited until September at the same time in July “Britain at War.” The enormous overnight growth of the military mobilization meant construction at every camp. Construction was fast; facilities were nothing special, but bleak and deprimierend.Im 1941, the Fort Custer Army Illustrators, while strenuous war games maneuvers in Tennessee, documented the exercise of the Museum of Modern Art Bulletin, Vol 9, No. 3 ( Feb. 1942), described their work. “The results were surprisingly good, they showed serious devotion … to the purpose of illustrating the Army scene with unvarnished realism and a remarkable ability to capture this scene from the perspective of the soldiers. Civilian amateur and professional artists had in Soldier Artist transforms. Reality and straightforward documentation had supplanted (replaced) the old romantic glorification and false dramatization of war and the slick suavity (charm) of commercial drawing. “” In August of last year, Fort Custer Army Illustrators held an exhibition, the first its kind in the new Army, at the Camp Service Club. soldiers who saw the exhibition, many of whom had never been to an art gallery, it enjoyed very much. Civilian visitors also and admired came., the work of the group showed them a new aspect the army, there were many phases of Army life they had never seen or heard before. Newspapers made much of it and, most important, the Army approved. army officials saw that it was not only authentic material, but this was a source of stimulation (vitalization) to the Army and a vivid medium for the transport of the army purposes and processes to civilians and soldiers. “Brigadier General Frederick H. Osborn and War Department leaders were concerned because few soldiers were using the off duty recreation areas that were available. Army commanders recognized that efficiency is directly correlated with morale, and that morale is largely determined from the manner in which a person spends his free time. Army morale enhancement through positive off duty recreation is crucial in the fight to promote Rastplätze.Um soldier use of programs, the facilities drab and uninviting environment had to be improved. A program to use talented artists and craftsmen to lounges, canteens, recreation halls and other places of general assembly was established by adorning the bodies Section Special Services. The purpose was an environment that would reflect the life of the military tradition, accomplishments and the high standard of the army. The fact that this work was done by the men themselves had the added benefit of contributing to the esprit de corps (teamwork, or group spirit) of the Gerätes.Der plan was first tested in October 1941, at Camp Davis, North Carolina. A studio workshop was set up and a group of soldier artists were placed on special duty to design and decorate the facilities. In addition, recreation art classes were scheduled three times a week in the evening. A second test was at Fort Belvoir, Virginia formed a month later. The success of these programs lead to more installations requesting the Programms.Nach Pearl Harbor was bombed, the Museum of Modern Art appointed Mr. James Soby, to the position of Director of the Armed Service Program on 15 January 1942. The subsequent program became a combination of occupational therapy, exhibitions and morale Aktivitäten.Durch supporting the efforts of Mr. Soby, the museum program included a display of Fort Custer Army Illustrators work from February to 5 April 1942. The museum also included the work of soldier-photographers in this exhibition. On 6 May 1942 Mr. Soby opened an art sale of works donated to museum members. The sale was to raise funds for the Soldier Art Program of Special Services Division. The bulk of these proceeds were used to facilities and materials for soldier artists in Army camps throughout the country available to stellen.Mitglieder of the museum with paintings, sculptures, watercolors, gouaches, drawings, etchings and lithographs responding. Hundreds of works were received, including oils by Winslow Homer, Orozco, John Kane, memory, Eilshemius, de Chirico, watercolors by Burchfield and Dufy; drawings by Augustus John, Forain and Berman, and prints by Cezanne, Lautrec, Matisse and Bellows. To decorate the War Department plan using soldier-artists and improve buildings and grounds worked. Many artists who had been drafted into the army voluntarily paint murals in waiting rooms and clubs, to decorate living rooms, and landscape grounds. For each artist at work there were a thousand troops guarded. These bystanders clamoring to participate, and classes were offered in drawing, painting, sculpture and photography. Larger working space and more instructors were required to meet the growing demand. Civil engineering instructors and communities helped to become this cultural necessity justice by voluntary teaching and Einrichtungen.Einige proceeds from the Modern Museum of Art sale were used to print 25,000 booklets called “Interior Design and Soldier Art.” The brochure shows examples of soldier-artist murals decorated places that the General Assembly. It was a guide to organizing, planning and executing the soldier-artist program. The balance of the art sale proceeds were used to create the initial arts and crafts furnishings for 350 Army installations in the United States erwerben.Im November 1942, directed General Somervell that a group of artists be selected and dispatched to active in the theater of war scenes with provided that soldier artists would not in lieu of military duties malen.Aileen Osborn Webb, sister of Brigadier General Frederick H. Osborn, launched the American Crafts Council in 1943. She was a pioneer of the Programm.Während Army soldiers took part in fixed facilities in the USA, many troops were shipped overseas to Europe and the Pacific (1942-1945). They had a long time of idleness and waiting in staging areas. At that time the wounded were lying in hospitals, both on land and on ships at sea. The War Department and Red Cross responded by purchasing kits of arts and crafts tools and supplies to distribute “these restless personnel.” A variety of small “Handicraft Kits” were distributed free of charge. Leathercraft, celluloid etching, knotting and braiding are metal tools, drawing and modeling examples of the types of kits gesendet.Im January 1944 was more appropriate to the “Arts and Crafts section” Special named the Interior Design Soldier Artist program services. The mission was “to create the natural human need to provide opportunities for self-expression serve old skills and develop new ones, and assist the entire recreation program through construction work, publicity, and decoration to meet.” The National Army Art Contest was for the late fall 1944 schedule. In June 1945, the National Gallery of Art in its history opened in Washington, DC, for the first time its facilities for the exhibition of the soldier art and photography submitted to this contest. The “Infantry Journal, Inc.” printed a small paperback booklet containing 215 photographs of pictures in the National Gallery of Art ausgestellt.Im August 1944 organized the Museum of Modern Art, Armed Forces Program, an art center for veterans. Abby Rockefeller, in particular, had a strong interest in this project. The soldiers were to outline invited color or model under the guidance of skilled artists and craftsmen. An Intimate Portrait of the Museum of Modern Art was Victor d’Amico, director of the Museum Education Department, Good Old was in Russell Lynes book, quoted modernity. “I asked one fellow why he had made art, and he said, Well, I just came back from destroying everything. I promised myself that if I ever I got from the army and from the war was never going , another thing to destroy my life, and I decided that art was what I would do. “Another man said to d’Amico,” Art is like a good night’s sleep. come refreshed and at peace . “the end of October 1944, a crafts Branch of Special Services Division, Headquarters, European Theater of Operations was established. A versatile program of handicrafts among the Army occupation troops blühte.Das increased interest in crafts, rather than fine arts, at this time also on a new name for the program: “. Crafts Branch” available depend on the year 1945 published by the War Department a new manual, “Soldier craft “to the implementation of this new focus. The manual instructions for setting up crafts facilities, selecting included, as well as improvising tools and equipment, and basic information on a variety of art and Kunsthandwerk.Als the Army moved from a combat to a role peacetime were most of craft in the United States with woodworking power machinery for construction of furnishings and personal belongings residential facilities. Based on this new trend, in 1946 the program was again renamed, this time as “Manual Arts.” At the same time, the programs have been overseas now employs local artists and craftsmen to operate the facilities and crafts to teach in a variety of art and crafts. Helped these highly qualified, native teachers, to stimulate the soldiers’ interest in the respective native cultures and artifacts. Thousands of troops overseas were encouraged to record their experiences on film. These photographs provided an invaluable means of communication between troops and their families in the Heimat.Als ended the war, the Navy had an architectural firm and signatories on contract to design ships. To develop a series of instructional guides for arts and crafts: Since there was no longer a need for more ships, they were given a new task. These were called “Hobby Manuals.” The army with the quality of the manuals Navy was impressed and had it reprinted and adopted for use by Army troops. After 1948, the arts and crafts were practiced throughout the Army so varied and diverse that the program was renamed “Hobby Shops.” The first “Interservice Photography Contest” was held in 1948. Each service shall be entitled to two years of their winning entries forward message for the semi-annual interservice contest. In 1949, the first All Army Crafts Contest was held. Once again, it was clear that the program title, “Hobby Shops” was misleading and overlapped into other forms of Freizeitgestaltung.Im January 1951, the program was considered “The Army Crafts Program.” The program was recognized as an essential Army pastime with sports, libraries, service clubs, soldier shows and soldier music. In the official statement of mission, professional leadership was emphasized to insure a balanced, progressive schedule of arts and crafts in well-equipped, attractive facilities would at all Army installations performed werden.Keramik and sculpture, metal-working, Leather Crafts; Model, photography and woodworking drawing and painting: The program was now in the form of a “Basic Seven Program” which included defined. These programs should regularly in institutions such as the “multiple-type crafts shop.” Be performed known functional reasons, these facilities were divided into three separate technical areas for woodworking, photography and the arts and crafts unterteilt.Während the Korean conflict, used the Army Crafts Program staff and shops in Japan to soldiers train to unterweisen.Die in Korea crafts mid-1950s saw more soldiers with cars and the need to repair their vehicles at Fort Carson, Colorado, was recognized by the Craft Director. Soldiers familiar with crafts shops knew that they had become so well established automotive and craft tools. By 1958, the Engineers published an Official Design Guide on Crafts Shops and Auto Crafts Shops. In 1959, the first All Army Art Contest was held. Once more, the Army Crafts Program responded to the needs of Soldaten.In the 1960s, the war in Vietnam was a new challenge for the Army Crafts Program. The program had three levels of support;. “Kit Program” fixed facilities, mobile trailers designed as portable photo labs, and once again a kit program originated at Headquarters, U.S. Army, and it proved to be very popular with the Soldaten.Tom Turner, today a well-known studio potter, was a Soldier at Ft. Jackson, South Carolina in the 1960s. In the December 1990 / January 1991 “American Crafts” magazine, Turner, who already had a student in art school when he was drafted, said the program was “a godsend.” The Army Artist Program was developed in collaboration with the Office of Military History to document the war in Vietnam re-initiated. Soldier-artists were identified and teams were formed to draw and paint the events of this struggle. Exhibitions of these soldier-artist works were produced and toured the USA.Im 1970 was the original name of the program, “Arts and Crafts”, restored. In 1971, the “Arts and Crafts / Skills Development Program” for budget presentations and construction projects gegründet.Nach the Vietnam demobilization, a new emphasis was placed on service to families and children of soldiers. To this new challenge in an environment of funding constraints the arts and crafts program, the collection of fees for the classes began to meet. More part-time workers were used to teach formal classes. In addition, a need for more technical-vocational skills training for military personnel was met by close coordination with Army Education Programs. Army arts and crafts directors worked with soldiers during “Project Transition” to soldier skills for new careers in the public sector entwickeln.Die biggest challenge in the 1980s and 90s was, and is to be “self-sustaining.” Directors have been forced to find more ways to find more revenue to generate defray the loss of appropriated funds and non-appropriated funds to cover costs of the program. Have added programs and emphasis on services such as photo frames, gallery sales, engraving and trophy sales, etc. increased .. New programs such as multi-media computer graphics appeal to customers of the 1990 years.The Gulf War presented the Army with some familiar challenges such as personnel off duty time in staging areas. U.S. Army volunteer civilian recreation specialists were sent to Saudi Arabia in January 1991, to organize recreation programs. Arts and crafts supplies were sent to the theater. An Army Humor Cartoon Contest was conducted for the soldiers in the Gulf, and arts and crafts programs were up to soldier interests of justice gesetzt.Die increased operations tempo of the ’90 ‘s Army focus has to meet set of again “recreation needs of deployed soldiers. ” In arts and crafts and a variety of programs assets commanders must provide challenges of these very different scenarios justice müssen.Die Army crafts program, no matter what it has been titled, has made some unique contributions for the military and our society in general. Army arts and crafts does not fit the narrow definition of drawing and painting or making ceramics, but the much larger sense of arts and crafts. It is painting and drawing. It also encompasses: * all forms of design. (Fabric, clothes, household appliances, dishes, vases, houses, automobiles, landscapes, computers, copiers, desks, industrial machines, weapon systems, air crafts, roads, etc. ..) * applied technology (photography, graphics, woodworking, sculpture, Metal forging, weaving and textiles, sewing, advertising, painting, stained glass, pottery, charts, graphs, visual aides and even formats for correspondence …) * a way to make learning fun, practical and meaningful (through the process of designing and making an object the creator decide which materials and techniques must be used to engage in creative problem solving and discovery) skills taught have military applications. * A way to earn and save money by doing-it-yourself (making furniture, gifts, repairing things …). Products quality * A way to pursue college credit, through on post classes. * A universal and non-verbal language (a picture is worth a thousand words). * Food for the human psyche, an element of morale that for individual expression (freedom) allows. * The celebration of the human spirit and excellence (our highest form of public recognition is through a dedicated monument). * Physical and mental therapy (motor skill development, stress reduction, etc. ..). * A activity, independence and self-esteem promotes. * The record of mankind, and in this case, the Armee.Was the world would be like today if it had not been for the program usually unknown? To quantitatively state the overall impact of this program on the world is impossible. Millions of soldier citizens have been directly and indirectly exposed to arts and crafts because this program existed. One activity, photography can provide a clue to its effects. Soldiers encouraged, pictures, beginning with WW II, have shared those images you take with your family and friends. Classes on “How to Use a Camera” develop “How to Film and Print Pictures” were instrumental in soldiers seeing the results of using quality equipment. A good camera and lens could make a big difference in the quality of the print. They bought the top of the line appliances. When they were discharged from the Army or home on leave this new equipment was showed to the family and friends. Without this encouragement and exposure to photography many do not have recorded their personal experiences or known the difference quality equipment could make. Family and friends have not had the opportunity to “see” the environment their soldier was living in without these photos. Germany, Italy, Korea, Japan, Panama, etc. .. were far away places that most do not even seem besucht.Da the twenty-first century approaches, the predictions for an arts renaissance by Megatrends 2000 realistic practice based on the Army Arts and Crafts Program experience. In the April ’95 issue of “American Demographics” magazine, an article titled “Generation X” fully supports that this is indeed the case. Television and computers have greatly to “Generation X” being more interested in the visual arts and crafts you beigetragen.Verbinden with us: www.Facebook.com / FamilyMWR www.YouTube.com / FamilyMWR
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“Everyone” is wrong. The vast majority of real estate agents and mortgage brokers are honest and upfront. Of course, there is the “schnooks’ to get all the attention that (and as a real estate broker, I will certainly admit that this schnooks exist). Try a few friends and / or colleagues who bought houses recently to ., see Ask them who they used and how satisfied they were with the service provided. If you find agents that your colleagues / friends rejoiced, set up interviews with them to make your search so that you feel for a how to work with these people. Not necessarily looking for a “high producer”. Several of them have the honor because she ‘ramrod offers’., in many cases, a new means to serve you better., you are in the usually willing to work hard to win your business, and have not had time, all the “evil ropes’ lernen.Ryans points are mostly correct, save for one. It is not necessary to prevent objects from the same agency for which your agent is working. Example? My agency holds 70% of the deals in the area (we have 14 offices and 500 + agents). I would not recognize 75% of them in the face.)
Land contract is for suckers. buyes always verlieren.1) to talk to a lender and a loan approved in advance bekommen2) ask a friend to help you, 3) to pay a broker to helfen4) be your own judge at the right price. be willing to walk away from deal instead of caving in Seller Gegenangebot5) 7% of money for the down payment and closing costs
The first thing to do is to find a good broker. If you do not know, a recommendation from someone, here are some things to look for your broker: 1) Make sure they are a full time real estate agent. You do not want anyone rush to have another job and no time to answer your calls (we had our first, because fire and losing out on many good deals) .2) Make sure that you understand what they say, and if something is suspicious (like our first broker told us we could multiple bids on houses at the same time, illegal to place), then make sure you check out what they say for sure, and it is wahr.3) Make sure you are getting a good service, all of your calls are answered promptly within a day, and that they show up on time, demonstrations, and that you are satisfied with their service. If you do not know that one is the contract at any time kündigen.Die second thing is to find a good lender. As the other answer said, the lowest mortgage rates does not necessarily mean the best service. You want a lender who offers prompt service, your loan closes quickly, and keep you updated throughout the process. See the resources section for online 3rd party reports on us (Quicken Loans), regardless of who you go with – be sure to read their reviews and know that they sind.Wenn you look for in a reputable lender foreclosures, could this can be a very good investment, even though they know that foreclosures lower than for regular home owners usually sales to sell, and the houses are often in worse condition. See sources for articles about foreclosures vs. homeowner sales in the Preisgestaltung.Nachdem you have a lender that you have a pre-approval letter, the amount that you would qualify for shows, so you how much house you can afford a better idea to can. Also check the sources section for a mortgage calculator – so you can make your monthly payments for the home you want to calculate kann.Wenn you bid on a home, your agent will provide you with comparables of similar houses in the neighborhood that have sold recently , use these compositions to assess how much you offer starting. Remember, you can always offer tenants, but you can not take back once you bid, so lower starten.Ich bought my first house literally a month ago I had a really smooth and no one has tried to cheat me. I do not think it so bad that you can not trust anyone – and my second agent was amazing. Now really is the best time to purchase a home with the tax credit (which can be at this year’s tax return claim) to buy. So congratulations and good luck 🙂