liz freeman: Exploring Greenville NC: ENCDF Presents: The Little Mermaid - 01/11/18 07:37 AM
January 20, 2018 - 6:00 to 8:00 PM
January 21, 2018 - 3:00 to 5:00 PM
Join us Under the Sea for a magical new work presented by The Dance Collective!  Sponsored by the Eastern North Carolina Dance Foundation. The Dance Collective shines in this spectacular new production!  A portion of the proceeds from this production will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Eastern North Carolina, and all donations will be matched by The Community Foundation of NC East.  General Admission seating is $20. VIP Seating is $50 and includes priority seating as well as entrance to our pre-performance reception!
ECU Wright Auditorium
212 Wright Auditorium
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liz freeman: 93% Believe Homeownership Is Important in Attaining the American Dream - 01/11/18 07:30 AM
Americans continue to believe that homeownership is important in achieving the American Dream. A recent survey by NeighborWorks America reported that:
“Owning a home remains a core element of the American Dream.”
When asked “How important a part of the American dream is owning a home?”
18% of those surveyed said it was the most important part 53% of those surveyed said it was very important 22% of those surveyed said it was somewhat important HOMEOWNERSHIP AND FINANCIAL STABILITYThe survey also revealed that 81% of Americans believe that owning a home leads to a family being more financially stable. This feeling was reiterated by Zillow Senior Economist Aaron Terrazas who, in a recent press … (0 comments)

liz freeman: Exploring Greenville NC: Kevin Prater Band at R.A. Fountain General Store - 01/08/18 11:36 AM
January 12, 2018 – 7:30 PM
6754 E. Wilson StreetFountain, NC 27829Directions
Enjoy the Kevin Prater Band at R.A. Fountain General Store in Downtown Fountain on Friday, January 12, 2018 starting at 7:30pm! $8.50 general admission, $11 reserved tax included.
Call (252) 749-3228 for more information.
Event Website
Courtesy of Greenville NC Real Estate Expert Liz Freeman.
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liz freeman: Time on the Market Drops to New Low in 2017 - 01/04/18 09:33 AM
According to recently released data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the median amount of time a home spent on the market hit an all-time low of only three weeks in 2017.
Strong buyer demand, a good economy, and a low inventory of new and existing homes for sale created the perfect storm to accelerate the time between listing and signing a contract. The time needed to sell a home has dropped substantially since its highest mark of 11 weeks in 2012.
The chart below shows the median weeks on the market from 1987 to today.
Bottom LineIf you are a homeowner who is debating whether or not … (0 comments)

liz freeman: Exploring Greenville NC: 4th Annual KDA Fashion Show - 01/02/18 12:20 PM
January 6, 2018 – 6:00 PM3950 Victory LaneWinterville, NC
It’s that time again for Katura Dance Academy’s Annual Fashion Show! Models have been selected and are prepared to walk the runway wearing the latest fashion trends from local designers and stores. The Katura Dance Academy Competition Teams are ready to entertain and excited to present another electric and fashion filled night organized in conjunction with the KDA Competition Team parents. Doors open at 5:30 PM. Show begins at 6:00.
Buy tickets at Katura Dance Academy from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Monday through Friday and 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Saturdays or online … (0 comments)

liz freeman: Greenville NC Home For Sale: 338 Jeanette Street - 01/01/18 05:20 AM
Greenville NC Home For Sale:
338 Jeanette Street, Winterville, NC 28590 
MLS: 100094281 
$79,500 
3 Bedrooms | 1.5 Baths | 1,028 Sq Ft | 0.33 Acres | Built in 1979

 Nice brick ranch with spacious fenced backyard. Single carport has storage area, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths. Kitchen offers laminate flooring, electric range and refrigerator. Wonderful replaced windows installed in 2015. Master bedroom offers walk-in closet and half bath, all bedrooms have ceiling fans. Roof and water heater --new in 2012. Home to be sold in “as is” condition. 
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liz freeman: Buying or Selling in 2018? 5 Reasons to Resolve to Hire a Pro - 12/29/17 07:15 AM
Some Highlights:
As we usher in the new year, one thing is for certain… if you plan to buy or sell a house this year, you need a real estate professional on your team! There are many benefits to using a local professional! Pick a professional who knows your local market and can help you achieve your dreams! Contact your local expert’s at The Liz Freeman Team for all your Real Estate needs! 252.439.4000 or liz@lizfreeman.com.
By: KCM Crew
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liz freeman: Exploring Greenville NC: SPARE CHANGE NYE PARTY! - 12/28/17 07:41 AM
Ring in 2018 with local favorites Spare Change, with special guests Trainwreck and DJ Dog at the Hilton Greenville! Must be 21 to enter and photo ID is required.
NYE @ Greenville Hilton 2018
Sunday, Dec. 31st, 8:30pm
Spare Change, DJ Dog, and TrainWreck
$25 advanced price
21+ to enter :::: ID required for all that attend
Locations: Robinson Jewelers, G-Vegas Store, All Dream-Makers Tanning locations
Online: www.sparechangenewyears.com
For Rooms or dinner reservations call 252-355-5000
Tickets will be available at locations until Dec. 30th at 4pm and online until midnight. After midnight on Dec. 30th, the ticket prices will still be available but at the door cost. Tickets will also be … (1 comments)

liz freeman: Rents Are on the Rise: Don’t Get Caught in the Rental Trap! - 12/19/17 11:24 AM
There are many benefits to homeownership. One of the top benefits is protecting yourself from rising rents, by locking in your housing cost for the life of your mortgage.
Don’t Become Trapped A recent article by Apartment List addressed rising rents by stating:
“Rents are up 2.7% year-over-year at the national level. Year-over-year growth continues to fall between the 2.1% rate from this time last year and the 3.4% growth rate from October 2015.”
The article continues explaining that:
“Despite the seasonal slowdown, rents are still up year-over-year in 89 of the 100 Largest cities.
Additionally, the Urban Institute revealed that,
“Over a quarter of renters, or 11.1 million households, are severely cost burdened, spending at least half their income on … (0 comments)

liz freeman: Merry Christmas! - 12/19/17 11:21 AM
Merry Christmas! 
 
Courtesy of Greenville NC Real Estate Expert Liz Freeman.   
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liz freeman: Exploring Greenville NC: Ctrl Shift Escape! - 12/19/17 11:19 AM
4052 S. Memorial Dr. #C1
Winterville, NC 28590
(252) 591- 2665
 
Looking for something fun to do with your family over the holiday break?  Check out Ctrl Shift Escape and have a real-life adventure where you must work together to solve puzzles, find clues to escape a room where you have been locked in!
 
Ctrl Shift Escape
 
Room Descriptions
 
Courtesy of Greenville NC Real Estate Expert Liz Freeman
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liz freeman: Housing and the Senate Tax Plan: What Now? - 12/07/17 09:53 AM
Members of the real estate industry are responding to the passage of the Senate tax plan, which chiefly includes a 20 percent corporate tax rate—down from 35 percent—and reduced rates for families and individuals over the next seven years. The development follows the House passage of its own plan in November.
Both bills challenge homeownership, industry members say. The bills extend the capital gains exclusion eligibility requirement that home sellers reside in the home from two of the last five years to five of the last eight. (The House plan, however, includes an income phaseout provision.) Both also raise the standard deduction, which has the … (0 comments)

liz freeman: Exploring Greenville NC: Steve Hardy's Original Beach Party's Annual "Thanks for Listening" Party - 12/07/17 09:45 AM
December 14, 2017 - 5:30 PM to 12:00 AM
Join us to celebrate Christmas with 4 of the best bands in beach: The Mighty Saints of Soul, The Main Event Band, The Band of Oz, and Jim Quick and Coastline. Tickets are available from our sponsors Bailey's Fine Jewelry, Frema Mazda, Richie Ballance Flooring, Farris and Farris in Wilson, Suki, Inc., Wyatt Richardson Monsanto, and more to be added. Tickets available the first week of November. You must have a ticket for admission. Toys will be collected for the Durham Rescue Mission. 
For more information, email Hope Hardy at hopehardy68@gmail.com
Greenville Convention Center
Directions to … (0 comments)

liz freeman: Exploring Greenville NC: A Christmas Story Play - 12/04/17 08:11 AM
December 1, 2017 – December 9, 2017
Join us for A Christmas Story, live on stage!
Magnolia Arts Center1703 E 14th StreetGreenville, NC 27858
Get Directions
$20 General Admission
$15 for Students and Seniors
Courtesy of Greenville NC Real Estate Expert Liz Freeman.
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liz freeman: The Real Reason Home Prices are Increasing - 11/30/17 10:20 AM
There are many unsubstantiated theories as to why home values are continuing to increase. From those who are worried that lending standards are again becoming too lenient (data shows this is untrue), to those who are concerned that prices are again approaching boom peaks because of “irrational exuberance” (this is also untrue as prices are not at peak levels when they are adjusted for inflation), there seems to be no shortage of opinion.
However, the increase in prices is easily explained by the theory of supply & demand. Whenever there is a limited supply of an item that is in high demand, prices increase.
It is that simple. … (0 comments)

liz freeman: Exploring Greenville NC: Holiday Artist Market - 11/22/17 06:33 AM
Holiday Artist Market. Handmade. Heartfelt.
The Holiday Artist Market is Emerge Gallery's annual holiday sale featuring handmade fine arts and crafts. The gallery is set up in a booth style with each booth featuring one artist or business. The sale will kick off with a ticketed preview night on Thursday, November 30th, and the show will remain up through December 22nd Exhibition Dates: December 1 - 29, 2017 First Friday Artwalk and Reception: December 1, 5 - 8 p.m.
Emerge Gallery and Art Center
404 S. Evans St.
Greenville, NC
Get Directions
Event Website
Courtesy of Greenville NC Real Estate Expert Liz Freeman.  
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liz freeman: Bubble Alert! Is it Getting Too Easy to Get a Mortgage? - 11/22/17 06:29 AM
There is little doubt that it is easier to get a home mortgage today than it was last year. The Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), published by the Mortgage Bankers Association, shows that mortgage credit has become more available in each of the last several years. In fact, in just the last year:
More buyers are putting less than 20% down to purchase a home The average credit score on closed mortgages is lower More low-down-payment programs have been introduced This has some people worrying that we are returning to the lax lending standards which led to the boom and bust that real estate experienced … (2 comments)

liz freeman: Exploring Greenville NC: Annual Festival of Trees - 11/19/17 09:48 AM
November 24, 2017 – December 23, 2017
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
More than 100 trees are transformed into a different theme or meaning for Christmas. Enjoy the many beautiful decorations as the center becomes a holiday wonderland. Proceeds benefit the Family Support Network.
Greenville Convention Center303 SW Greenville BlvdGreenville, NC 27834
Get Directions
For more information call: 252-321-7671
Courtesy of Greenville NC Real Estate Expert Liz Freeman.
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liz freeman: The Perks of Living in a College Town - 11/16/17 08:42 AM
There are a lot of perks to living in a college town. Especially when that college is a major University that is prominently featured at BestColleges.com as having a distance education program that leads the nation in academic excellence!  With 2,100+ colleges offering degree programs online, ECU is the 8th most featured school on BestColleges.com in the country, appearing on an unprecedented 16 rankings in 2017!  This makes ECU a national leader in distance education.
East Carolina University plays a such a positive role in the Greenville community. Check out these perks of living near ECU:
Lifelong Learning: If you are 50 … (1 comments)

liz freeman: Your Friends Are Crazy Wrong If They’re Telling You Not to Buy - 11/16/17 08:38 AM
The current narrative is that home prices have risen so much so that it is no longer a smart idea to purchase a home. Your family and friends might suggest that buying a home right now (whether a first-time home or a move-up home) makes absolutely no sense from an affordability standpoint. They are wrong!
Homes are more affordable right now than at almost any time in our country’s history except for the foreclosure years (2009-2015) when homes sold at major discounts. As an example, below is a graph from the latest Black Knight Mortgage Monitor showing the percentage of median income needed to buy a … (1 comments)

 
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