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Time sure flies when you’re having fun!!!!! From the looks of it, everyone is having a blast. April is at its end as May has rounded the corner with the promise of continued enjoyment, as we all look forward to weekends of fun in the sun. The excitement of making plans for the end of the week in the great outdoors is a joy in itself that turns Thursday’s daydreams into Saturday’s adventures, Yea!!!!! From playing a few rounds of golf, to being “Gone Fishing” fun in the park or a variety of things done in a comfy pair of (3 comments)
When Halloween is mentioned, we think of grinning jack-o-lanterns and little ghouls scouring their neighborhoods, trick or treating. Our children celebrate this ghost time with darling costumes and fantasies of Fairies, Witches, Super Heroes and all kinds of FUN personal alternative personas. However, it wasn’t always about pumpkins and candy. Halloween dates back to ancient times and was celebrated differently than the way we do today. For example the Celts believed that on the night before the New Year, the boundary between the living and the dead became blurred. The Samhian on the night of October 31st, when the (0 comments)
What are the pros and cons of adding on or buying new?Before making a choice between adding on to an existing home or buying a larger one, consider these questions: 1.How much money is available, either from cash reserves or through a home improvement loan, to remodel your current house? 2. How much additional space is required? Would the foundation support a second floor or does the lot have room to expand on the ground level? 3. What do local zoning and building ordinances permit? 4. How much equity already exists in the property? 5. Are there affordable properties for sale (0 comments)
homes: Time is right to buy per Wall Street Journal - 01/05/10 12:22 PM
WSJ - time is right to buy Brett Arends of the Wall Street Journal has an interesting argument he pulled together using the latest Case-Shiller data, and double checked against Census data. In short, now is a good time to buy a home. Real estate has now fallen 30% from its 2005 peak, at the same time as mortgage rates have also plummeted. In 2006 you had to pay an average of about 6.4% on a 30-year fixed loan, according to the Federal Reserve. Right now you can get deals for about 5%. On average, buying a home now is (1 comments)
This lovely 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home has a remarkable blend of design for easy entertaining. Kitchen with custom cabinets and granite countertops, serving bar, top of the line stainless appliances even to include large pantry. Extra spacious room to include formal dining and eye catching foyer with hardwood floors. All wet areas with beautiful tile,Great room with gas logs, and plenty of windows. Master suite has more than enough room with huge walk-in-closet, bath with dual sinks, tiled stand up shower, jetted tub. Additional features include 12 ft ceilings, custom trim work, sodded yard, irrigation, large separate utility room. (1 comments)
homes: Brighter is Better - 02/03/09 08:47 PM
Sometimes a real estate agent will walk into a home that is basically attractive, yet communicates the feeling that something is lacking. Then the agent notices that all of the drapes are closed, interior lights are off and there is a lot of overgrown shrubbery blocking the sunlight that might otherwise pour through the windows.A dark house is not as appealing to most buyers as one that is flooded with light. As a part of your preparations to market your home, try to maximize the light in your home. Make sure that all the windows are clean and the drapes (0 comments)
homes: School Districts - 11/27/07 10:33 PM
Quality of the school district is a most important determinant of the market value of a house. For buyers with children, the quality of the local school system may be as critical to their decision as the appeal of the house. The desire for a quality education usually causes parents who are in the market for a home to ask questions about the local school district. What is the annual expenditure per pupil and the average class size? Are special programs available? What percentage of high school graduates go on to college? What is the physical condition of the schools (3 comments)
homes: The benefits of a good location - 11/27/07 10:31 PM
One primary and irreplaceable feature that influences a home's appeal is its location. Desirable homes are often situated in beautiful geographical settings, with convenient access to jobs, shops and transportation. In preferred locations, homes hold their value over time, even as real estate markets in other, less popular vicinities show evidence of abating. Some of the most valuable and exquisite homes in America are located in areas that are associated with breathtaking views, fresh air, and enjoyable leisure activities. In such locations, property values tend to remain at a premium because of the fact that there is only a limited amount (0 comments)
homes: 2521 Lullwater, Fayetteville NC - 11/16/07 07:14 PM
From the inviting front porch, enter into the foyer with a formal living & dining room. This lovely two-story home includes over 2600 square foot and offers a large master suite & 3 guest rooms. Accessed from the great room & kitchen enter into the bright and enjoyable 12 x 22 sunroom. The kitchen offers more than enough space for entertaining & plenty of cabinet space. Other amenities include double car garage, security system, low maintenance vinyl siding, fireplace, vaulted ceilings, outside storage, extra parking pad, extensive matured landscaping, walk-in closets, along with plenty of attic space for storage. Also grill (0 comments)
homes: 58 Stonecliff, Sanford NC - 11/16/07 07:05 PM
This beautiful home is without question the premier property. The entry opens into a large great room with fireplace, and french doors going out onto a deck overlooking over a 1 acre lot. 3 spacious bedrooms, 2.5 bath, kitchen is open for entertaining and yet also cozy and warm for quiet relaxing. Vinyl siding for low maintenance and extreme landscaping. Other amenities to include double car garage, 8 x 10 storage building, security system. This property offers quiet county living in a community of great neighbors http://www.onlinehomes4you.com/MyHomeDtl.asp?lstPages=1&HomeID=607613 (0 comments)
homes: Help Your Real Estate Agent - 11/11/07 06:27 PM
Help Your Real Estate Agent Once your home is listed for sale, it may be difficult for you to step aside and let your agent take over. When prospective buyers arrive, you may want to stand by to point out the closet extenders, the hidden spice cabinet behind the kitchen door, the energy-saving storm windows or the updated copper plumbing. If you really want to help, however, you will leave the house whenever it is being shown!We have found that the sales process does not really begin until buyers have begun to voice their objections about a property. Sometimes these concerns (1 comments)
homes: Affording a home - 10/12/07 02:12 PM
Are you getting ready to buy your first home? It is important to know how much you can afford before you begin looking at properties. Talking with a lender and getting pre-approved for a loan puts you in a stronger negotiating position with sellers.As a rule, your monthly housing costs should not exceed 28% of your monthly pre-tax income. These costs include the mortgage payment, real estate taxes, and insurance. If you have long-term debts, such as student loans or car payments, your monthly payments, including your housing costs, should be less than 36% of your pre-tax monthly income. Some loans, (0 comments)
homes: 58 Stonecliff, Fayetteville Fort Bragg NC - 10/12/07 01:49 PM
This beautiful home is without question the premier property. The entry opens into a large great room with fireplace, and french doors going out onto a deck overlooking over a 1 acre lot. 3 spacious bedrooms, 2.5 bath, kitchen is open for entertaining and yet also cozy and warm for quiet relaxing. Vinyl siding for low mainteance and extreme landscaping. Other amenities to include double car garage, 8 x 10 storage building, security system. This property offers quiet county living in a community of great neighbors. (0 comments)
homes: Lot 170 Bridlewood, Hope Mills Fayetteville, NC - 10/12/07 01:46 PM
VERY NICE 4 BEDROOM, 2.5 BATH HOME. THIS HOME OFFERS VINYL SIDING, LARGE GREAT ROOM WITH CORNER GAS LOG FIREPLACE, KITCHEN HAS MORE THAN ENOUGH CABINET SPACE, PANTRY AND BEAUTIFUL CERAMIC TILE, NICE MASTER BEDROOM WITH WIC, MASTER BATH HAS JETTED TUB , SEPERATE SHOWER, DUAL SINKS AND LOVELY CERAMIC TILE. PRIVACY FENCED YARD, DOUBLE CAR GARAGE, ALL LOCATED IN THE BRIDLEWOOD COMMUNITY IN HOPE MILLS, NC. IT IS ONE OF THE FASTEST-SELLING COMMUNITIES IN THE HOPE MILLS AREA. LOCATED JUST 20 MINUTES NORTH OF FORT BRAGG AND IS A FAMILY-FRIENDLY COMMUNITY THAT OFFERS WELL MAINTAINED YARD, SIDEWALKS THROUGH OUT, AND (0 comments)
homes: Military relocation Fort Bragg, NC - 09/24/07 06:39 PM
For military personnel and their families relocating to Fort Bragg or Hope Mills, the City of Fayetteville serves as their hub for shops, restaurants, services, lodging, health care and entertainment. The area including the bases has a population of just over 300,000, and Fayetteville, which is the county seat for Cumberland County, has around 113,000 residents. Fayetteville is a dynamic city with a thriving retail economy and big-city shopping, dining, and entertainment, with over 1,500 retail shops, 400 restaurants, and a host of bars, clubs, and music venues. Its low unemployment rate and educated workforce make it attractive to new businesses and (0 comments)
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