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September 6, 2010 (rain or shine) 7:30-8:30 a.m. (registration) 9:00 a.m. (race begins) $25 (early registration - until August 15, 2010) $35 (late registration - until September 1, 2010*) *due to logistical issues, we are unable to accept applications after September 1, 2010 All entries include 1 dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts and an event t-shirt.
Each runner runs 1.8 miles to Rivers Edge Park. After eating 1 dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts, the runner must run the 1.8 miles back. All in one hour. Successful challengers receive a special t-shirt. (1 comments)
What makes home sell in Roanoke, VA? - 08/28/10 12:47 PM
What makes home sell in Roanoke, VA? This is a tricky market to get a home sold. As of August 28th, 2010 there are 4,359 single family homes listed for sale on the Roanoke Valley Association of Realtors Multiple Listing site.
That's a lot of houses for sale. The current absorption rate, how long the current inventory of properties would last at the current rate of sales, is 15.2 months compared to July of 2009 when it was 13.9 months.
According to the market summary for July 2010 the average days on market for a home is now 111 (0 comments)
Cinema on the LawnSeptember 4 - Cinema on the LawnPresenting silver screen classic, "Rear Window," starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly, on the restaurant lawn.
"Rear Window" on the restaurant lawn for all to enjoy. Admission is $5 per person. The grill will be open selling sandwiches, snacks, beverages and wine. Bring your own blanket or seating. No picnic baskets, coolers or outside food and beverages allowed. You may purchase admission to this event in advance by calling 540.593.2865, or at the gate on the evening of the event. Event will be held rain or shine. Admission is non-refundable. (0 comments)
4 Tips to Determine How Much Mortgage You Can Afford in Roanoke VA. - 08/23/10 04:42 PM
4 Tips to Determine How Much Mortgage You Can Afford By knowing how much mortgage you can handle, you can ensure that home ownership will fit in your budget. Read Visit houselogic.com for more articles like this. Copyright 2010 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (0 comments)
Come enjoy the best wings Southwest Virginia has to offer. Saturday August 28th, 2010, Roanoke Virginia becomes the wing capitol of the east coast (exluding Buffalo, NY of course). Sample wings from a bunch of local restaurants and pick your favorite while our judges pick the official Carilion Clinic Best Wing in Roanoke. Enjoy live music all day, beer and wings (the perfect combination), and get ready for college football with the tailgate game tournament. Proceeds from the Roanoke Wing Fest will benefit Brain Injury Services of Southwest Virginia. For more info, (0 comments)
Mortgage interest and property tax are well-known deductions. Here are some others: •· The interest on a home equity loan is fully tax deductible unless the balance on the original mortgage plus the equity loan is greater than the property's value. After that, it's on a sliding scale. •· If you bought your home after (1 comments)
Lets clear up the confusion regarding the Homebuyer Tax Credit extension.
People keep asking me has the Homebuyer Tax Credit been extended again?
Yes, Congress passed an extension of the Homebuyer Tax Credit deadline to Sept. 30, 2010. It only applies to homebuyers who had a written and binding contract in place as of April 30, 2010, but have not yet closed. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) said that up to 180,000 homebuyers were eligible for the tax credit, but were unable to finalize the contracts by the deadline due to the amount of last-minute (2 comments)
Getting the lead out in Roanoke Virginia. - 08/01/10 11:41 AM
Getting the lead out in Roanoke Virginia has a whole new meaning with the new EPA Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule. The rule's regulations took effect April 22 after years of drafting, litigation and "promulgation." The focus is work on structures built before a 1978 ban on lead paint. The goal is to protect children from lead disturbed during remodeling and renovation work. In Roanoke, more than 86 percent of houses fit that description, according to Lead Safe Roanoke II. Many advocates celebrated the EPA rule as additional progress toward protecting vulnerable groups, especially children, from lead poisoning. (0 comments)
The Square Society presents the 13th annual MicroFestivus, Saturday, August 14, 2010, 12 P.M. to 6 P.M. - 08/01/10 11:03 AM
Saturday, August 14, 2010, 12 P.M. to 6 P.M.Elmwood Park in Downtown Roanoke, Virginia The Square Society presents the 13th annual MicroFestivus, a micro and craft beer festival. Taste from a selection of over 50 beers from 20 micro and craft breweries from the Mid-Atlantic region. MicroFestivus will take place at Elmwood Park in downtown Roanoke on August 14 between 12pm and 6pm. Beer tastings are in 4 oz. and 8 oz. sizes. You must be at least 21 with a valid ID to attend. Get discounted admission when you buy a package online BEFORE the event. Buy online by (1 comments)
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