NAR social media listings policy to MLSs

The National Association of Realtors is one step closer to adopting a policy that would leave it up to individual multiple listings services whether or not to allow member brokers and agents to display for-sale listings represented by other consenting members on social media sites.

NC Real Estate Summit in Session!

All day we’ve been watching twitter blowing up with updates from today’s North Carolina Real Estate Summit in Grensboro, NC. Search for #NCrealestatesummit for some very interesting facts about the state of real estate in NC!

Your First Step in Your Home Search – Mortgage Prequalification

It is a good idea before beginning the home-buying process to obtain prequalification for a mortgage. You will learn the price range in which you should search for houses. In addition, it lets sellers and real estate agents know you are a serious buyer and not just window shopping. Prequalifying for a mortgage involves giving […]

Emergency Preparedness Planning

With this week marking the start of the 2011hurricane season, as well as the many reportedtornadoes over the past several month, there is nobetter time to take steps to ensure your familyremains safe in case of a natural disaster. There is noguarantee of outside help, so homeowners shouldtake control of their own ability to respond […]

Fannie Mae Announces 3.5 Percent Buyer Assistance on HomePath® Properties

Washington, DC — Fannie Mae announced today that people purchasing a Fannie Mae-owned HomePath property will receive up to 3.5 percent in closing cost assistance. The initial offer must be submitted on or after April 11, 2011; and the sale must close on or before June 30, 2011 to be eligible for the incentive. Additionally, […]

Existing-Home Sales Rise Again in January

The uptrend in existing-home sales continues, with January sales rising for the third consecutive month with a pace that is now above year-ago levels, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Existing-home sales1, which are completed transactions that include single-family, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, increased 2.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.36 […]

8 Tips for Adding Curb Appeal

Curb appeal has always been important for home sellers. With the vast majority of today’s home buyers starting their search on the Internet, the appearance of your property is more critical than ever. You only have a few seconds to catch their attention as they scroll through listings online to get them to stop and […]

Your Guide to Outdoor Maintenace

In the South, high heat, excessive humidity, and driving rains can punish your home’s exterior and other outdoor features on your property. By performing regular inspections and preventative outdoor maintenance, a homeowner can avoid much pricier repairs down the road. Here are some of the key areas that certified home inspectors focus on when examining […]

Mortgage rates continue upward climb

Freddie Mac says 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rates averaged 5.05 percent this week, up from 4.8 percent last week. That’s the highest rate since April. A 15-year fixed mortgage averaged 4.29 percent, up from 4.08 percent last week. Adjustable-rate mortgages also rose with a one-year ARM averaging 3.35 percent. “Long-term bond yields jumped on positive economic-data […]

Kannapolis’ Center City Master Plan Unveiled

After months of thoughtful development, the City of Kannapolis is ready to release its new Center City Master Plan. This document has been prepared to provide the City of Kannapolis with a prioritized set of goals for the ongoing development and revitalization of the Center City. Beginning with a joint meeting of the Kannapolis City […]

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