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Extreme Makeover Home Edition to Air the Lexington, NC home on Jan 31st 2010 - 01/24/10 05:51 PM
The Extreme Makeover Home Edition Crew built a home for William and Tricia Creasey and their family in Lexington, NC this past November. Now it will be officially aired Jan 31st 2010. Hedrick Creative Building was selected as the builders. See http://www.hedrickextreme.com/ for all the details about the home, family and builder. It will be exciting to see this on TV as it was exciting to watch it in person while the home was built in 7 days.
New FHA loan guidelines suppose to be coming - 01/20/10 05:15 PM
While have not seen anything official yet, just wanted to give a heads up about tighter restrictions on FHA loans. The good news is that at this time, it appears the 3.5% downpayment will remain in tact, which is wonderful for our market. The Federal Housing Administration (FHA), which is supporting the housing market by insuring thousands of new mortgages every day, is expected to announce that it is tightening standards.Borrowers who get a FHA insured loan will soon have to pay a higher initial insurance premium. The new premium will be 2.25 percent of the value of the loan, up from 1.75 (0 comments)
Sellers - this is the right time to put your home on the market! - 01/14/10 10:16 AM
Sellers......this is the time to put your home on the market...... why you ask? It is driven by the tax credit........... the tax credit is for first time home buyers and also repeat home buyers that have lived in a previous primary residence for 5 years in the past 8 years. Buyers have till 4/30/2010 to find a home and to go under contract ...... then purchase by 7/1/2010. So it would be in the home sellers best interest to have their home on the market now for those buyers to choose from. If your interested in selling your home, and it is located (2 comments)
What happens after the home buyer tax credit expires on 4/30/2010 ? - 01/12/10 09:49 AM
Lots of speculation and predictions are stirring regarding what will happen to the housing market after the 1st time and repeat home buyer tax credit expires on 4/30/2010. When the original 1st time home buyer tax credit was set to expire 11/30/2009, closed sales definitely were above average for the month of Nov 2009. We do predict home sales will be good through July 1, 2010, but after that, not really sure. Unemployment is predicted not to improve and another batch of foreclosures are suppose to hit the housing market. Our recommendation is if a home seller wants to have a chance of selling (2 comments)
Quick Tip - One solution to get rid of popcorn ceiling stains - 01/09/10 07:35 AM
We all know of those unpleasant popcorn ceiling stains caused by old leaks. We personally had popcorn ceiling stains and decided to try a product called Kilz Upshot. It comes in a spray can, we bought it at Lowes Home Improvement. Shake the can, hold about 12 inches away, apply a couple thin coats, wait for it to dry, repeat the thin coats again. The color is aged and it blends in very well, I cannot tell where the stains were. It does leave a powdery residue powder on the surfaces below, so put down plastic or newspaper for cleanup. Believe (5 comments)
Recommended reminder popup software for your pc - 01/03/10 06:07 AM
Of course there are many calendar task tools, reminder popups, alerts, to-do lists type of pc software available. Also many phones have alerts, But just wanted to share and recommend this reminder popup software for your pc It is call 024h Lucky Reminder, I have been using it for a couple of years and it is a life saver, I don't use all the features, but it definitely reminds me when needed, here are some benefits........... Create, edit and delete events Schedule time and date for event to run Create one-time and recurrent (daily, weekly, monthly, yearly and custom recurrence) events Set accompanying (1 comments)
Low Commission Options - $399 MLS Flat Fee Listing Plan for FSBO sellers and 3.0% - 3.9% Full Service Plan. General real estate, regional news and events about the Piedmont Triad North Carolina which includes Greensboro, Winston Salem, High Point, Kernersville, High Rock Lake, Oak Ridge, Summerfield, Clemmons, Advance, King, Jamestown, Mocksville, Asheboro, Lexington, Archdale, Trinity and all surrounding towns.
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