Dear Friends and Neighbors,
In a weekly survey of what lenders are offering to solid borrowers, Freddie Mac reported Thursday that the average rate for a 30-year fixed loan rose from 3.59% last week to 3.81% early this week. It was the highest in more than a year, contrasting with the record low of 3.31% set last fall. The rates remain extraordinarily low by historical standards. The typical rate exceeded 16% during inflationary times in 1981 and 1982, and the annual average topped 8% as recently as 2000. With loans being this affordable it is a very good time to invest or buy a home. If you or someone you know is interested in buying or selling please send them our way. We appreciate all your referrals.
Best, Joan and John
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We’re thrilled to announce a new foster program here at the Sanctuary! And you don’t have to be a Best Friends member to be a part of it – anyone in your area can help these precious pets.
Our foster program matches some of the more adoptable animals at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary – older puppies and kittens and young adult dogs and cats – with families who can provide loving temporary homes, while helping to find them forever homes. When you foster a healthy, young dog or cat, you’ll be helping to save lives by making room at the Sanctuary for older homeless pets with special needs, who may need longer to find adoptive families.
If you have room in your home and heart, please consider fostering a Sanctuary pet. As a foster parent, you’ll receive a “starter kit” with food, toys, crate or carrier, collar or harness, leash, and more. If you foster a dog, Best Friends will also provide training support to help you learn how to socialize and teach your foster pup basic skills to make him or her even more adoptable.
Before going to their foster homes, all pets will be spayed or neutered, vaccinated and vet-checked. Most pets will find forever homes before additional vet care is required. But if any vet care is needed during the time you are fostering, Best Friends will cover the cost or care at the Sanctuary.
Foster pets will be featured on Best Friends’ Adorable Adoptables website, and you’ll receive detailed guidelines to help you place your foster pet in a forever home. Plus, our adoption staff will be available to provide advice and assistance. If you can foster a Sanctuary pet, please contact Kristi at email@example.com or 435-644-2001, ext. 4223. Or, help spread the word by forwarding this email to any pet-loving people in your area.