“American Idol” finalist Jeremy Rosado sings tonight, October 19th in Ocala

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American Idol Finalist Jeremy Rosado and Jeannie Ortega sings tonight in Ocala

“American Idol” finalist Jeremy Rosado performed a free Christian Concert tonight on Ocala’s Downtown Square. Jeannie Ortega opened the concert with songs of Praise and Worship.

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Jeremy Rosado

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It was his lifelong dream to be a singer, yet nothing materialize for Jeremy Rosado. Friends and family even tried to discourage him to give up his dream. Then after his 5th attempt to be the next “American Idol” he made it as a contestant. “I had something inside of me, deep down I believed it was meant for me,” Rosado said. “I couldn’t agree with people telling me to give up. God gave me my dream and I will be forever grateful.” His voice was so amazing that he brought tears down the face of “Idol” judge Jennifer Lopez. She was a huge supporter of Jeremy.

Jeremy continues to lift up His Maker as he sings. He is an inspiration to all who hears him…. THIS BOY CAN SING!

 Click here to watch a video clip on You Tube of Jeremy OR Click here for another video clip.

 Jeannie Ortega

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With Top 40 success came opportunity, and Jeannie spent the summer of 2006 as the opening act for international pop star Rihanna on her nationwide tour. Immediately following that tour, Jeannie joined the “Lo Maximo de la Musica Tour” along side Latino notables. In tandem with her budding pop music career, the multi-talented Ortega also began a second career as an actress, appearing in the teen romantic drama “Step Up.” She also landed her first major acting role alongside Tristan Wilds (Beverly Hills 90210) in the indie film “Indelible,” scheduled for release next year.

She made it to the top, but felt empty… Her soul felt the tug of Jesus and thus her soul searching began as she made her way back to her Christian roots. Now she gives God all the glory, and she is not ashamed in any type of setting to give God praise.

To see more of what Jeannie Ortega is all about, Click here to check out her website.

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Government Shutdown Updates

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Oct. 1, 2013 – What Does the Government Shutdown Mean for REALTORS?

Congress has failed to approve a Continuing Resolution (CR) providing funding for most government operations. Therefore, spending authority for most of the government expired at midnight on Sept. 30, 2013. Until legislation providing for funding is signed into law, many offices and programs of the federal government are now shut down. This means many, but not all, government programs, including some that impact federal housing and mortgage programs, have been suspended or slowed due to the lapse in government funding. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requires each agency to have contingency plans in place. The information below is based on NAR staff review of agency contingency plans for the current shutdown and past experience with previous shutdowns and near-shutdowns. Click here for more information regarding loans etc…

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Rural Housing Programs

For the U.S. Department of Agriculture programs, essential personnel working during a shutdown do not include field office staff who typically issue conditional commitments, loan note guarantees, and modification approvals. Thus, lenders will not receive approvals during the shutdown. If the lender has already received a conditional commitment from the Rural Development office, then the lender may proceed to close those loans during the shutdown. A conditional commitment, which is good for 90 days, is given to a lender once a USDA Underwriter approves the loan. If a commitment was already issued, the funds were already set aside and the lender may close the loan at its leisure. If Rural Development has not issued a conditional commitment, the lender must wait until funding legislation is enacted before closing a loan.

For more news from the Washington Post regarding the Government Shutdown click here.

Looking to purchase a home…

I can sell any home in Marion County…

Call me today for more information regarding all your Real Estate needs.

Teresa Fikaris, (Realtor) Buyer’s Agent, Fontana Realty

Cell: 352-208-5874 Website: www.OcalaBuyersAgent.com

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