north carolina: A Couple More Reasons to Make North Carolina A Place To Call Home - 08/26/10 07:41 AM

Just as I alluded to in an earlier post this week regarding Panera Bread coming to the city of Fayetteville, North Carolina and the fact that this is good business sense, looks like somebody else agrees with me. Business Facilities Magazine just ranked North Carolina #6 for Best Business Climate. One of the ways this was measured is in examining the state's strategy for not only attracting business but expanding new business. A focus on creating jobs was also crucial in this determination. This couldn't help but also contribute to the reason that North Carolina was also ranked #4 … (0 comments)

north carolina: Relocating to North Carolina - 06/18/10 04:03 AM
North Carolina: The perfect place for a family

Looking to relocate to the North Carolina? Not quite sold on the state as of yet? Well hopefully this blog will make you love my state as much as I do.

North Carolina is a state that embraces you with gorgeous mountains and hills, hundreds of lakes and rivers, waterfalls, and a very desirable climate. The economy is varied, ranging from an established agricultural sector, to areas of industrial and high technological growth.
North Carolina has so much to offer you, from the magnificence of the Great Smoky Mountains, … (2 comments)

north carolina: Real Estate Agents Mastermind in Austin Texas - Avoid the “Property Pity Party” - 11/25/07 02:14 PM
Keller Williams Realty held its final Mastermind of the year in Austin, focusing on the Shifting market.  The leadership turned the focus from the media induced, what I like to term “Property Pity Party” into Getting Back to Basics.  No matter what company affiliation you current have, you must Get Back to Basics!  We have been spoiled for the last several years and really didn’t have to prospect and analyze our business.  The market was so giving, now we have to actually Work.  One of the most valuable take aways from Mastermind was: 
          You Create Your Own Market!  … (2 comments)

north carolina: Investors Delight – Fayetteville and Fort Bragg Real Estate - 11/25/07 02:03 PM
Investors Delight – Fayetteville and Fort Bragg Real Estate
If you have investors looking for an area that is quietly becoming one of the best places to live and invest, look at the Fayetteville Metro area.  Fayetteville for many years has been best known as the city right outside of Fort Bragg, NC. My how things stay the same and change all together.  Fayetteville Area is poised to become one of the fastest growing and best places to live in the country.  The market is prime for investors and those looking to get in early.  Fayetteville is expecting a … (0 comments)

north carolina: VA Home Loans (Part II) What are the Benefits to the Service Member? - 10/14/06 06:25 AM
The use of your VA entitlements provides you many benefits.  Do you know what a summary of those benefits are? 
Q: What is a VA Guaranteed Home Loan? A: VA guaranteed loans are made by private lenders, such as banks, savings & loans, or mortgage companies to eligible veterans for the purchase of a home which must be for their own personal occupancy. The guaranty means the lender is protected against loss if you or a later owner fail to repay the loan. The guaranty replaces the protection the lender normally receives by requiring a down payment allowing you … (0 comments)

north carolina: VA Home Loans (Part I) - 10/14/06 06:14 AM

 Consumers and Realtors alike should be aware of how VA home loans work.  As a former service member, I didn’t realize what a vital benefit I was receiving until I actually used my VA entitlement.  I once believed when I was a young 18 year old in the service the following myths: 
You could not use your entitlement while you were still in the serviceYou could only use the benefit once It was not good to use VA loan, conventional was better (Wrong Again) The below questions and answers will help those looking for additional information on VA loans.