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Connelly Springs NC Home for Sale - 10/30/08 09:50 AM
Private Setting and Mountain Views 3598 Abee Farm Road, Connelly Springs, NC 28612 View Map Great get-a-way home in East Burke County just minutes away from I-40. This home features 2.24 acres of private mountain beauty and wildlife. This house is ready to move right in featuring all new ceramic tile flooring, crown molding, baseboard molding, new kitchen cabinets and appliances. All appliances including the washer and dryer are included. The home has a wonderful open floor plan with a split bedroom layout. The master bedroom features a large closet with a huge bathroom with a garden tub and a separate (0 comments)
Mike Kelly Jr. Real Estate Video Channel It is a work in progress. So check back often. I have created a Mike Kelly Jr. Real Estate Channel on You Tube. You can follow the link above to view videos of my listings and and other interesting videos about Hickory North Carolina. (1 comments)
Do Not Take Your House Off the Market for the Fall and Winter - 10/21/08 02:17 PM
Many sellers feel that they should take their house off the market during the holidays. But you should think twice before making that decision. For most people their homes look the best in the fall and winter. With beautiful fall decorations in October and November and then Christmas decorations in December, homes are more inviting, warm, and cozy. People decorate their homes for family members to come and visit. This warm inviting atmosphere can also be appealing to a buyer. They will be able to imagine themselves spending the holidays with their family in their new home. Fall often brings out (0 comments)
Hickory NC First Time Home Buyers Seminar - 10/11/08 03:36 PM
Mike Kelly Jr of CENTURY 21 American Homes and Marti Ward of Wachovia Mortgage will be hosting a First Time Home Buyer Seminar on Monday October 20, 2008 at 7pm at the CENTURY 21 American Homes Office at 2258 US Highway 70 SE (next to the Hickory Furniture Mart). Come and find out how to take advantage of the $7,500 tax credit the the US Government is offering until June of 2009. Learn the steps needed to apply for a mortgage, how to buy a bank owned or foreclosed property, and how to get started in buying your first home. Despite the what (0 comments)
$7,500 Tax Credit for First Time Home Buyers - 10/11/08 03:34 PM
Did you know that the Federal Government is offering a tax credit of up to $7,500 if you purchase a home between April 9, 2008 and before July 1, 2009? With interest rates this low, housing prices reasonable and the tax credit so appealing there has never been a better time to be a first time home buyer. Call me 7 days a week at 828-234-0479 to discuss your options. For more information check out my website at: www.MikeKellyJr.com (0 comments)
A Buyers Market is a Trading Up Market - 10/08/08 06:49 PM
If home prices dropped by 5%, here is what it would look like if you decided to trade up: Home Price = $100,000 Sell at $95,000 = $5,000 Loss
Home Price = $200,000 Buy at $190,000 = $10,000 Savings
The smaller loss at sale will be compensated by greater savings at purchase, resulting in a significant net gain. Falling home prices are a great opportunity for a savvy homeowners looking to move up. Even though you home sale price may be lower, the smaller loss at sale can be compensated by greater savings at purchase. For more information view (0 comments)
Current "Credit Crisis" Not about Mortgage Availabilty - 10/08/08 02:15 PM
We need to do a better job of educating the general public on the fact that this current "credit crisis" that we are watching on the news every day has nothing to do with the availability of mortgages. I have personally spoken to several lenders in the Hickory NC area who say that there is no problem with the availability of money for mortgages and that there are still some great products available that will allow virtually no money down. Have lending practices become more stringent in the last year or so? Yes Do you need to have "fairly" good credit (0 comments)
Buyer's Market Can Be a Good Opportunity in Hickory - 10/02/08 07:02 PM
I wrote this article for the Hickory Daily Record and was very excited when I opened the paper this morning and saw it. Guest Commentary By Michael Kelly Jr. Published: October 2, 2008 In a recent article in the Hickory Daily Record, a local agent and writer pointed out that all indications and statistics point to the fact that the Hickory area housing market is currently in a buyer's market. While this may be true, it does not mean that it is necessarily a bad time to buy a home. I want to point out some benefits to the consumer of (1 comments)
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