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U.S. Housing Starts in August Topped Forecasts Housing starts in the United States increased more than expected in August to their highest level in four months and permits for residential construction also rose, government data showed on Tuesday, suggesting that the embattled market was starting ...
09/24/2010
Raleigh-Cary Named Top City for Appreciation Forbes magazine turned to real estate research firm Local Market Monitor to figure out which markets have the greatest likelihood of price appreciation because they offer a mix of jobs weighted toward growth industries. These are the top markets, the ...
09/16/2010
Homebuyer tax credit: 950,000 must repay By Les Christie, staff writer; September 9, 2010: 2:40 PM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Nearly half of all Americans who claimed the first-time homebuyer tax credit on their 2009 tax returns will have to repay the government. According to a report from the...
09/10/2010
Economy's Looking Up for Now as Double-Dip Fears Ease A steady flow of not-entirely-terrible economic news has eased worries of a renewed recession and shifted the political spotlight from the Federal Reserve to the White House. "The August data we've been getting has been encouraging. ... It's ...
09/09/2010
  September 1, 2010--The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is giving homeowners and buyers until October 4 to lock in a low monthly insurance premium, according to Gibran Nicholas, chairman of the CMPS Institute, an organization that trains and certifies mortgage bankers and brokers. "After O...
09/01/2010
In a luncheon presentation today these numbers and statistics were shared by Dr. Ann Denlinger, President of the Wake Education Partnership.  It makes you wonder how wrecked our Wake County Public School System will be before the current regime is voted out. Consider this:*If all students are ass...
08/24/2010
North Carolina boasts the second lowest mortgage closing costs in the United States, says a survey released Monday by Bankrate.com. The study found that on a $200,000 loan, North Carolina homebuyers pay an average of $3,255 in closing costs - $1,476 in origination fees charged by the lender and $...
08/18/2010
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It must be the heat that is keeping some buyers at home and not looking at the abundance of great houses for sale at ridiculously low prices in Raleigh and the rest of the Triangle cities and towns. If you are capable of buying a home to live in or buying one as an investment, exactly what are yo...
08/05/2010
N.C. a finalist for public education grant  From Staff Reports, Raleigh News & Observer North Carolina has another shot at tens of millions in federal money to improve public education. North Carolina joins 18 other states and Washington D.C. as finalists for Race to the Top grants. U.S. Secretar...
07/27/2010
International Interest in U.S. Homeownership Increases, Realtors® Report Washington, July 07, 2010 International home buyers are increasingly attracted to property in the U.S., according to the National Association of Realtors®' 2010 Profile of International Home Buying Activity. Several factors,...
07/20/2010
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