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Housing Stimulus Explained FIRST TIME BUYERS NOW QUALIFY FOR UP TO AN  $8000 TAX CREDIT     You may have heard the tax credit called a First Time Buyer Tax Credit. Like a lot of things you hear about the Stimulus Bill, this is only partially true. The definition of First Time Home Buyer is not j...
02/18/2009
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It has been an amazing evening. First the 60 Minutes story on Captain Sullenberger and the crew that saved those 150 passengers. With all the challenges we face today, the story of this totally unassuming hero is truly inspiring. He said he didn't really want to be seen as a hero, but he is willi...
02/08/2009
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At a recent regional meeting, Pat Riley, the president of Allen Tate Company, told us about his last official duty as the outgoing chairman of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce. He attended an international conference of business leaders held in Raleigh. The discussion centered on identifying the...
02/07/2009
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Just want to say thank heavans for FHA. I have done more FHA loans this year than in my entire career previous. The limit here is now $279,000 to $303,000 here so we pick up a big chunk of our affordable homes. They have completely replaced the sub-prime lender segment and give peace of mind, esp...
07/16/2008
My son (8 years old) and I ring the bell for Salvation Army in front of the Wal-Mart every year at Christmas. Like many parents, I started taking him along a few years ago to try to teach him to volunteer to give back for the blessing of what he has. Usually we see some friends, maybe a past clie...
12/01/2007
Virtual tour at http://www.realestateshows.com/229997 DescriptionOver 1 acre waterfront lot with floating dock, covered slip, septic system and well in place. Next to 8 acre Duke Power natural area for privacy. Garage cabin on property perfect for short term living during construction and not in ...
11/30/2007
After the banks and big lenders made a bundle on the sub-prime market, they now have to give some of their profits back as the worst of their loans begin to default. Due to this, lending requirements have tightened up. How do you get a mortgage today?Let me tell you about some people I know who r...
11/30/2007
Just like the old saying-All Politics is Local, the same is true for real estate. Locally, the Mecklenburg-Iredell County and Lake Norman areas have proven to be one of the best real estate markets in the country. Prices in the 13 counties around Charlotte have increased roughly 5% this year. Our...
11/30/2007
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