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Buried Oil Tanks – Important Information you should know. - 02/24/10 09:16 PM
If you're looking to buy or sell a North Carolina home built prior to 1965 there may be a possibility that a buried fuel oil tank is buried on the property and sometimes the present owner may be unaware of its existence since they may never have used it. I'm focusing on the buried tanks in this post but both buried and above ground tanks could present potential liability for property owners. As oil storage tanks age it's not uncommon for them to rust and begin to leak contaminating soil and potentially impacting the water table. Once leakage is detected, NC (2 comments)
Relocating To Central North Carolina? See This List Of Area Hotels. - 02/23/10 08:21 PM
Thinking of relocating to the Raleigh-Durham Area? Planning is key! The logistics of relocating can be crazy, in order to help keep things straight it is good to have a "Plan". Having a plan in place can assist in preventing unexpected problems from arising and to reduce the overall stress of moving. There are many items to consider in the move from departure to destination. For example, you may need to find a job for your partner, arrange local housing, schooling, medical and banking facilities, transportation, a short term stay in an area hotel and much more. Here is a (0 comments)
Triangle Area Of North Carolina Offers Active lifestyle - 02/23/10 07:59 PM
North Carolina possesses incredible natural beauty and the Raleigh-Durham and Chapel Hill area offers a dynamic and diverse culture along with natural environments sure to delight your sense of adventure. From fishing to water sports or mountain adventures under the stars, NC has it all. In only 2 hours you can arrive at our pristine coastline or reach the breath taking Blue Ridge Mountains. There are also numerous opportunities available nearby to challenge and entertain when life demands you stay close to home.Tucked between the growing cities of Raleigh, Cary, Durham and the corporate world of Research Triangle Park is an (0 comments)
Selling Your Chapel Hill, Durham, or Raleigh North Carolina Home - 02/23/10 07:45 PM
So you're thinking about selling or buying a home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina , or its sister cities of Cary, Durham or Raleigh , and you want to find Realtors that can provide not only exceptional service, but an intimate knowledge of the local market as well as the expertise to easily guide you through every step of the selling process... Then you've come to the right place. The Bordbar-Moody Realty Advantage includes Angela Bordbar and Colin Moody of Fonville Morisey Realty, who have the experience and knowledge to assist you with all of your real estate needs. With years of experience between (0 comments)
Triangle Market Trends Through Jan 31st, 2010 - 02/23/10 07:06 PM
January 2010 Triangle Market Report. The Triangle Multiple Listing Service released its area market trend report today which documented a number of positive trends in the Triangle region. For the month of January new listings declined by 4.7% while overall inventory decreased from 17,612 homes in January 2009, to 15,994 homes listed through January 2010, a 9.2% decrease over last year at the same time. This could be good news for area sellers who've faced a real estate environment that many have called a buyers market. Fewer homes in inventory should translate to less competition among sellers resulting in a spring (0 comments)
Home Buyers Frequently Asked Questions about Real Estate Closings in North Carolina - 02/23/10 12:03 PM
Why do I need a lawyer for my closing? Conducting a real estate closing in North Carolina is the practice of law, which only an attorney can do. The actual closing, where the closing documents are signed, represents a small part of the services an attorney provides to you for your real estate transaction. In addition, North Carolina, where lawyers conduct the title examination and closing has one of the lowest closing costs in the nation. What information will an attorney need from me? After you select an attorney, the Bordbar-Moody team will work with your attorney to provide any required information. Typically, in order to complete (0 comments)
Welcome To Durham, North Carolina. - 02/23/10 09:36 AM
The City of Durham is a compact, 299 square-mile, single-city county with a population of over 200,000. Settled by the Scots, Irish, and British in the 1700s, Durham, known as the City of Medicine, has grown from a farm and textile based economy to one based on cutting edge research and development, technology, scholarship and medicine. Durham also boasts the prestigious Research Triangle Park, the world's largest university-related research park populated with major multinational corporations encompassing over 7,000 acres of North Carolina pine forest and has approximately 1,100 acres for development. It is home to more than 136 companies which employ (0 comments)
Should I Get A Survey Before Buying? - 02/23/10 09:21 AM
I'm often asked by my buyer clients whether it's necessary to get a survey as part of the due diligence process prior to closing on their new home. Mortgage companies and federal guidelines do not require a survey as part of the process however, consider the information below before considering foregoing a survey. Most people seek out the expertise of a professional surveyor to settle common property description issues before they become problems. And in addition to a professional survey, many people seek other specific certifications such as an environmental certification, a zoning opinion letter, or a flood plain classification from (2 comments)
Sidewalk Construction On 15/501 in Northeast Chatham Could Impact Commuters - 02/23/10 08:44 AM
Beginning on February 22, contractors will begin installing five-foot sidewalks along US 15-501 in northeast Chatham County, which could impact the right northbound lane between 9 am and 4 pm. Using federal recovery funds (ARRA), the five-foot wide sidewalks are being installed on the east side of US 15-501 between Mann's Chapel Road and the Orange County line. The work will mostly involve periodic closings of the right-hand lane north of Mann's Chapel Road, but may occasionally impact this lane south of Mann's Chapel Road. Area businesses will remain open during the construction process and will have at least one entry (0 comments)
Why Rent: Advantages Of Home Ownership - 02/21/10 05:49 PM
It's staggering when you think about the cost of living, especially if you're a renter and not a home owner. If you are currently paying $1,000 a month for rented housing, over the next three years your property management company will effectively have reaped $36,000 of your hard earned cash. In most cases, you know your rent will go up every year, even if you live in an area that has rent control regulations. You're paying the mortgage for the property owner, when you could be building equity in your own real estate investment.The tax deductions available to homeowners vary, but (0 comments)
Environmental Issues - 02/21/10 05:01 PM
It seems that we hear a lot about environmental concerns these days. Much of it is simply the result of a greater awareness than in the past. And even though there isn't anything to be concerned with in most homes, there are still a number of potential home environmental issues that buyers should be aware of. Water quality is probably the most common concern and the one most often tested for. Typically, a basic water quality test will check pH, water hardness, the presence of fluoride, sodium, iron and manganese, plus bacteria such as E-coli. Additionally, water may be tested for (0 comments)
Home Buyers could lose Thousands - 02/21/10 04:30 PM
Home buyers who've been waiting for home prices to decrease further may be surprised to know that most industry experts believe that the bottom has arrived. Home owners who need to sell their homes have for the most part adjusted their pricing to sell and combined with Federal Tax incentives and low interest rates, there has never been a better time to buy your first home, or trade your existing home for one that may better suit your family's lifestyle. That's the good news. The not so good news is that interest rates are trending upward, and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben (1 comments)
Tax Credits For Improving Your Home - 02/21/10 02:45 PM
Tax Credits for Solar Water Heaters A federal tax credit makes energy-efficient solar water heaters a more affordable and sustainable option for many homeowners. Read Tax Credits for Replacing Heating and Cooling Systems Upgrading to an energy-efficient heating and cooling system can save hundreds on your utility bills and earn you a tax credit worth as much as $1,500. Read Tax Credits for Replacing Your Roof Replacing your roof with a qualifying energy-efficient metal or asphalt roof can cut your cooling bill and earn you a $1,500 tax credit. Read Tax Credits for Adding or Replacing Insulation A federal tax credit (1 comments)
Home Buyers Tax Credit Deadline - 02/21/10 01:34 PM
There have been recent advertisements in various media that have indicated the Federal Government's stimulus program has been extended. Although true, I've found that some home buyers may be confused as to how long they have to purchase a home and still qualify for up to $8,000 in federal tax credits if you're a first time home buyer, or up to $6,500 in credits if you're an existing homeowner of a principal residence. A home buyer whether a first time or move-up buyer must purchase a principal residence after November 6, 2009 and on or before April 30, 2010 or purchased (1 comments)
I'm often asked for information regarding Active Adult communities in the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill area. Builders have finally recognized the demand for this type of housing in the Raleigh-Durham and Chapel Hill area. I've put together a list for 2010. There are many other communities in the area that offer and promote active lifestyles however they may not restrict the age of the home owner to 55 years or older. Chapelwood. Chapel Hill, NC. 55+ community. Located on Barbee Chapel Road just off Highway 54 across from Meadowmont, Chapelwood is surrounded by the wooded property of the UNC Alumni-Faculty-Staff Recreation Association. This exceptional (3 comments)
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