Tag Archive: American

Dec 26

Ways to Make Your Home Eco-Friendly

With the increasing number of environmental problems these days, each of us has the responsibility to do something to help save the environment. In your own simple ways, you can help through making home improvements that do not only beautify and add value to your home, but also helps conserve the environment. Below are some …

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Dec 16

HUD Home Buyer Webinar

This week on December 19th there will be a HUD Homebuyer webinar hosted by Nancy Braun, Owner of Showcase Realty, perfect for homebuyers and investors. In this Webinar we will discuss who can purchase HUD homes and when. Myth battles fact in common misconceptions about HUD homes. Did you know? -HUD does not provide direct financing …

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Nov 14

How color of a room can affect you

Does the color blue relax and calm you? Do you feel anxious when you are in a yellow room? Well, did you know that your environment has a direct effect on your emotions and your state of mind?   Although people perceive colors differently because it’s subjective, there are certain colors that have a universal effect on …

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Oct 30

4 Ways to Keep Your Home Safe for Halloween

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    Whether you like it or not, trick-or-treaters are surely coming to your home this Halloween. They’ll be dressed in different costumes like ghosts, vampires, fairies or super heroes. Although this is a fun and exciting event for everyone, there are times that accidents happen. But if you plan ahead of time, you can …

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Oct 28

A Brief History of Halloween

  Just like other holidays and important events, Halloween has evolved a lot since it started thousands of years ago. As one of the world’s oldest holidays, it has been celebrated today by more individuals from different parts of the world than ever before.   The term Halloween was originally spelled as “Hallowe’en,” which is …

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Apr 07

Charlotte Home Prices Continue to Fall

Home prices have continuously fallen in 18 of 20 US States over the past year. This statistic was found by a report made by Standard & Poor’s Case-Schiller Home Price Index released early this month. The Mecklenburg Times published an article on this data last week. According to that article, home prices in the Charlotte …

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Feb 16

Still Looking for a Reason to Buy? FHA Raising Annual Mortgage Insurance Premiums

FHA Announcement: Raising Annual Mortgage Insurance Premiums Are you still in need of one more reason to kickstart the process of buying a home? You could possibly end up saving money if you choose to do so before April 2011. The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced this week that it will be raising its annual …

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Dec 20

“For Sale By Owner” Not as Successful in 2010

Homes sold without the help of a real estate professional dropped to a record low over the past year. According to the 2010 NAR Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, unrepresented sellers made up only 11 percent of the market, down from 13 percent in 2009. Owners who sell their home without the help of …

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Dec 15

Interest Rate RoundUp, Mortgage Rates on the Rise

The election is over and so is the need to keep interest rates artificially low. If we absorb the pain now, we’ll be less likely to remember it during the 2012 election. Don’t wait! Rates are rising! Interest Rate Roundup for Dec. 2, 2010 from Bankrate.com Mortgages 4.71% (30-year fixed) 0.36 (average points) Here’s a …

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Nov 26

Foreclosure Freeze is Thawing! Important news for buyers & sellers

According to Fannie Mae, they are lifting some of the holds on eviction actions and REO closings that were put in place in September 2010. The holds were placed in response to the issues of possible defects with affidavits submitted in foreclosure actions. This means the homes that were removed from the market will be …

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