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Spring Shredding is here!

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Time for Spring Shredding!!

It’s tax time!  Many public accountants recommend that you keep your records and receipts for up to seven years.  Well…. I bet you’ve got more than that saved up in your home that you’ve been meaning to do something with!  Bring those papers, receipts, old tax records, and we’ll help you safely and securely shred it for you!

Do you have an Olathe home for sale?  Bet you could use the extra space to de-clutter your home and stage it to SELL!  Let us help you get organized! Shred it!!

Come see us on Saturday, April 21st between 10 am and 1pm

Get organized & Start gathering those documents to shred!

Have questions?  Call us at the office at 913-782-8857 or visit us online at

Ever Wonder About Safety Recalls?

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Don’t Miss the Recall

Occasionally, you hear about an important recall on a product you have and you take care of it immediately. However, if you were to miss such a notice, it could put you or your family in jeopardy.

You can subscribe to the U.S. government’s service to notify the public when recalls are made on vehicles, tires and child restraints through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on their site called

You’ll receive a notification by email when there is a new recall based on the type you selected find adjustable bases for beds. You can change your selections or unsubscribe at any time by going back to their website in the “Manage Your Notifications” section.

We’re committed to helping you be a better homeowner by providing information on items that can protect your home’s value, reduce expenses, improve maintenance and increase the enjoyment of your home.

For these and many more tips, check us out at

Olathe, Kansas Founded on Partnerships. Fueled by Innovation

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Wondering what’s going on in Olathe?

There’s been quite a buzz lately about global businesses interested in relocating team members to ourKansas City area.  As we all know, our housing is affordable, our schools top rated and we have plenty to see and do around our Olathe, Kansas area.

Whether you are looking for a quiet place to live and work or close to a major city with professional sports- we have it all!  Looking to move to Olathe?  You can search for homes.  Char MacCallum Real Estate Group be reached at our Olathe office at 913-782-8857 or you can visit us online!

FHA Fees are going up April 1st!

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FHA has raised the annual Mortgage Insurance Premium to 1.25% beginning April 1st.  MIP is required on all FHA loans and used to fund losses by lenders for borrowers who default on their mortgages.  As of June 1st, FHA loans in excess of the standard maximum of $625,500, in high-cost areas, will have a premium of 1.5% of the loan amount.

In addition to the increase in the annual MIP, FHA also announced it plans to raise the fee on the up-front MIP from 1.00% to 1.75%.  No date was reported for its implementation.

The bottom line will result in a borrower’s payments going up.  However, it might not be restricted to the MIP.  Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey showed that both 30 year and 15 year mortgages have gone up too.

One way to avoid the increase is to have a completed sales contract and have your lender order the FHA commitment prior to April 1, 2012.  If you plan on buying a home this spring, there is a reason to do it earlier rather than later.