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UMH to host Athlete Signing with Jason Gildon

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UMH Properties, Inc. is delighted to announce it will be hosting an autograph signing with Pittsburgh Steelers standout Jason Gildon. An Oklahoma State alumnus, Jason played as a linebacker for the Steelers from 1994 to 2003 and for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2004. In 2000, 2001 and 2002, he was picked three times for the Pro Bowl, and he still ...

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5 Mistakes to avoid when buying a house

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Owning a home is part of the American dream for citizens across the nation. If you live in North Dakota or Minnesota, there are basic rules of thumb to follow to achieve home-buying success. There are also mistakes you should avoid, including these five common missteps: Not Knowing the Difference between Being Prequalified and Preapproved Before you get your heart ...

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US home prices rise in March as spring buying season begins

This Thursday, May 26, 2016, photo shows a home for sale in Carlsbad, Calif. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index for April is released on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices kept climbing in March as the spring home buying season began, but so far the higher costs haven’t thwarted sales. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index increased 5.4 percent in March compared with a year earlier, according to a report released Tuesday. That is the same annual gain as in February. Solid ...

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5 simple spring mood enhancers

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It’s been a long, cold winter for many of us. So, it’s time to open up, throw out and breathe in. Turn “to-dos” into “dones” Spring cleaning is one of those organizational goals filled with good intentions. But without a plan, we never seem to get around to it. Start out with an idea of what you’d like to accomplish ...

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Hope springs from affordable housing shortage

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Oil and gas prices ticked upward modestly in February. But months of cost-cutting measures among leading companies have led to waves of layoffs. And sadly, exorbitant rents and inflated home prices in oil-dependent communities have made it almost impossible for workers to wait out the next boom—leaving many scrambling to find more affordable housing. Yet the shortage in affordable housing ...

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UMH Properties Inc. Announces Opening of Memphis Blues Manufactured Home Community

Memphis Blues Manufactured Home Community.

UMH Properties Inc. (NYSE:UMH) announces the opening of Memphis Blues, a new manufactured home community located at the site of its former Memphis Mobile City community. Memphis Blues is a gated community that features amenities including a playground, 24-hour maintenance and on-site management. Its central location is near some of Tennessee’s most famous attractions, such as Elvis Presley’s Graceland. The ...

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Turn your tax refund into a smooth move

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Drops of sweat form at the temples. Pulses skip a beat. As April 15th nears, many taxpayers are scrambling to file their federal state and tax returns. But if you’re one of the nearly 80% of Americans who will receive a refund of hundreds—or even thousands—of dollars, you’re doing a happy dance. Now, the question is, what’s the best way ...

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North Dakota “Great Recession” real estate crisis?

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The North Dakota Office of State Tax Commissioner recently reported a $63 million shortfall in anticipated sales tax collections in December of 2015. Sales tax collections have declined by over 50 percent in some oil patch cities. Even with a massive state investment program and projects that were financed prior to the recent decline in oil prices, sales tax revenues still collapsed. Plunging sales ...

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Oil slump weighing on housing markets in Texas, North Dakota

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There’s a dark side to those delightfully low gas prices: Housing markets are slumping in communities that were recently flush from the U.S. shale oil fracking boom. Home sales are down sharply this year in North Dakota and the West Texas cities of Midland and Odessa. Home sales have also slowed in El Paso, and, more recently, in Houston. The ...

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Heating oil bill down by half

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SUNBURY — Home heating oil prices have plummeted to its lowest price in years: $2.08 a gallon as of Nov. 30, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. That’s almost half of what you’d have paid last year, around $4 a gallon. That’s good news for homeowners. Even better news is the projection by AccuWeather meteorologist Dave Samuhel, who said ...

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