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Just Approved: Cheap money to access from home equity

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Mortgage adviser: Liz Bayer, ProMortgage.

Property type: Single-family home in Berkeley.

Appraised value: $1.215 million.

Loan amount: $449,000.

Loan type: 30-year fixed.

Rate: 2.625%.

APR: 2.841%.

Backstory: I have a number of clients taking advantage of historically low rates and historically high home equity to get a cash out refinance. Past clients of mine had decided that they plan to live out their days in their home but wanted to tap into their equity to make home improvements to provide features that will benefit them as they age.


What was great is that even though they had a good rate from a previous transaction, it made all the sense in the world for them to refinance rather their mortgage taking out more than $100,000 with a new rate — which was lower than

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After historic flooding, $30 million approved for Chesterfield road improvements

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WWBT) – The Chesterfield Board of Supervisors announced they have approved the allocation of $30 million in bonds for road and drainage improvements within the county.



a rainy day in the rain: Road and drainage improvements were needed after the historic flooding that occurred on Aug. 15.


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Road and drainage improvements were needed after the historic flooding that occurred on Aug. 15.

Road and drainage improvements were needed after the historic flooding that occurred on Aug. 15.

Chesterfield declares local state of emergency due to flooding

A significant portion of these funds will be used to improve the crossings on Otterdale Road which routinely flood during heavy rainstorms.

In addition to Otterdale Road, this funding will be used to improve other areas of concern throughout the county, including stream crossings such as:

  • Otterdale Branch
  • Horsepen Creek
  • Blackman Creek
  • Swift Creek
  • Tomahawk Creek

The county can begin field work to develop a design plan with the goal of having a conceptual design to share

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Improvements At Wolfs Crossing, Harvey Road Intersection Approved

OSWEGO, IL — The Oswego Village Board passed two resolutions relating to the improvements at the intersection of Wolf’s Crossing and Harvey Road near Oswego East High School during its Sept. 1 meeting.

The first resolution appropriates $748,251 in Rebuild Illinois funds from the Motor Fuel Tax Fund for improvements, and the second resolution authorizes the execution of Phase II engineering and land acquisition services with Alfred Benesch & Company, Inc., Chicago, for a maximum cost of $1,558,344.

As per village documents, Oswego has long recognized the need to improve Wolfs Crossing from Route 34 on the west to Route 30 on the east. This east-west corridor links Oswego and Oswego East High Schools and services as a regional conduit for travel through the village. The existing road is two lanes with agricultural ditches adjacent to the road.

The Village commissioned a Phase I engineering study to determine the purpose

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Planned Athletic Field Improvements Approved For Greenwich School

GREENWICH, CT — Greenwich Country Day School announced this week plans to improve the school’s athletics playing fields have been approved by the town’s Planning and Zoning Commission.

In a statement, school officials said the approved renovation for the school’s athletics facility, located on Cardinal Road, includes two NCAA regulation-size turf fields and bleacher seating capable of holding 450 people. (To sign up for Greenwich breaking news alerts and more, click here.)

The first field is a no-infill “Hockey Gold” turf field, specifically designed for field hockey and softball. The second is a multi-sport turf field with natural infill that will be used by the school’s soccer, football and lacrosse teams.

“The 2020-2021 season marks GCDS’s first year in both the Fairchester Athletic Association and [the] New England Preparatory School Athletic Council,” school official said in a statement. “In establishing a high school program, the enhanced athletic fields on Cardinal

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