100 New Castle Court, Youngsville NC – Amazing Value!

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Wake Forest NC – Plastic Bottles BANNED in North Carolina!

For those of you that may have missed the “Plastic Bottle Ban” in North Carolina here is a great re-cap from Penny Hull with Stanton Homes.

North Carolina is a leader in the country in their Green efforts whether it be home building, retro upfits for exisiting homes and, of course, GREEN practices in our everyday lives!

 

Via Stanton Homes – Penny Hull Raleigh NC Custom Home Builders (Stanton Homes – Triangle NC New Homes):

Raleigh Relocation Information

Plastic Bottles Banned From All Landfills in North Carolina

NC Building Nation’s Largest Plastic Recycling Plant

Green Movement NC - Plastic Bottles Banned - Green Homes NCAs of Oct. 1, 2009, North Carolina will no longer allow any rigid plastic containers in landfills.  This law applies to any plastic bottle with a neck smaller than the container itself, which includes water bottles, soda bottles, milk jugs, shampoo bottles, and much more.

NC is the first state in the Southeast to forward the green movement with a statewide plastic bottle ban.  Wisconsin and Massachusetts have similar laws, as do a few municipalities across the nation. 

Shaw Industries (which manufactures Green Label carpets) is one of the partners building the nation’s largest facility to recycle and process plastic bottles, with a maximum capacity of 280 million pounds of material per year! 

 

Amazing that we can manage to use that much plastic in a year, and good to hear it’s going to be remade into other products, like Green Label carpets

Read More About Going Green in the NC Triangle

Building a Green Home in NC

 

103 Glenn Street, Franlinton, NC – PRICE ADJUSTMENT – Qualifies for 100% USDA!!

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208 Glenn Street, Franklinton NC – Price Adjustment on This Stunning Historic Home!

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Wake Forest NC – Calendar of Events July 28 – August 2, 2009

Wow – can you believe that we are approaching August already?  There are quite a few things coming up this week in Wake Forest NC and there also a few committees that will be needing a hand for the upcoming Autumn Arts Festival and the Christmas Parade.  Yes, I said Christmas PARADE!

Check out what is happening this week in My Back Yard……

Life In Wake Forest is WONDERFUL!

From the Town of Wake Forest NC website:

Mudcats Game benefitting the Wake Forest Girls & Boys Club
Tuesday, July 28; 7:15 pm
Carolina Mudcats Stadium

Buy your tickets now and help the Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club! Summertime is baseball time and the Carolina Mudcat games are a wonderful way to enjoy the nation’s pastime with family and friends while supporting a great cause! Tickets purchased through the Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club will benefit the Club! The general admission tickets are only $5 and can be upgraded at the game for a small fee. While at the game, enjoy a $1 hotdog. Can’t make it to the game? Purchase a ticket that will be donated to Club members and their families. Tickets may be purchased at the Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club or at Warren & Perry Attorneys. Cash or checks are gladly accepted. Contact Amy at (919) 556-3134 or by email at adowdle@warrenperrylaw.com for more information.

TCC Campaign Training School
Thursday, July 30; 8:30 am -4:30 pm
RRAR Building, Cary

The Triangle Community Coalition will host a Campaign Training School on July 30. This intensive school is designed to help anyone interested in running for elected office with a better understanding of what it takes to run a winning campaign. The campaign school will be taught by experts in political campaigns who have worked on and won hundreds of candidate and issue campaigns all over the country. Whether a first time candidate, incumbent, campaign staff worker, volunteer, someone considering running for office, or a political activist, you are invited to expand your knowledge at this campaign school. For more information contact the TTC at (919) 228-2599 or email charlenel@tricc.orgwww.tricc.org  

Amerian Legion Auxilary Yard Sale
Saturday, Aug. 1; 7 am – Noon
American Legion Hall, 225 E. Holding Ave., Wake Forest
Stop by the American Legion Auxilary yard sale to benefit the community and veterans’ projects. For more information or to donate items, contact Beth at (919) 529-4848.

Wake Forest Farmers’ Market
Saturday, Aug. 1; 8 am – Noon
Downtown Wake Forest – Municipal Parking Lot 
The market offers fresh produce, pasture-raised beef, poultry and pork, free-range eggs, fresh and dried herbs, honey, jams and preserves, plus a whole lot more. The Farmers’ Market is open from 8 am to noon every Saturday April through November. www.wakeforestmarket.org 

Concert in the Park Featuring Big Fat Gap
Sunday, Aug. 2; 5 pm – 7 pm
E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Rd., Wake Forest
Co-sponsored by the Wake Forest Parks & Recreation Department, PineCone and United Arts of Raleigh and Wake County, the Concert in the Park features the Big Fat Gap band. Concert goers will be charmed by their back porch style bluegrass. The Big Fat Gap band is excellent for those who enjoy sweet three-part harmonies, smoking solos, and captivating stage dynamics. The free concert will be held at Wake Forest’s newest park, E. Carroll Joyner Park, located on Harris Road approximately 1 mile off of Capital Boulevard. Click here for directions to E. Carroll Joyner Park.

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information is believed to be accurate but is not warranted, Copyright 2009.

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Wake Forest NC – Local Real Estate Market Update June 2009

The following statistics are provided by the Triangle Multiple Listing Serivce and are strictly for Wake Forest NC.  The statistics are from January – July 15, 2009.

 

Wake Forest NC

2008

2009

Change

2008

2009

Change

 

New Listings

 

215

132

-38.6%

1446

979

-32.3%

 

Closed Sales

 

 

144

 

66

 

-54.2%

 

581

 

348

 

-40.1%

 

Median Sales

Price*

 

 

$302,631

 

$257,793

 

-14.8%

 

$297,828

 

$258,000

 

-13.4%

 

Average Sales Price*

 

 

$312,316

 

$283,311

 

-9.3%

 

$325,199

 

$289,564

 

-11.0%

 

% of Original List Price Received at Sale

 

 

97.2%

 

96.9%

 

-0.3%

 

97.3%

 

96.6%

 

-0.7%

 

Inventory of Homes for Sale

 

 

1065

 

885

 

-16.9%

 

 

 

* Does not account for seller concessions.  

If you have any questions regarding the above statistics please feel free to send me an email or give me a call.  I would also be happy to provide more specifics numbers if you have a particular neighborhood in mind as well!

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Wake Forest NC – FHA Downpayment Guidelines for NC – You might be Surprised!

There has been quite a bit of chatter lately regarding the $8,000 Tax Credit and how and when it can be used.  I know that in my area there have been numerous buyers and agents that aren’t quite sure if it can be used as a downpayment. 

Eleanor Thorne of Meridian Residential has spoken out (thankfully) on the North Carolina guidelines for the $8,000 Tax Credit and how it can be used!  Take a peek at her post and if you have any questions please feel free to contact Eleanor.

For information on any homes in Wake Forest NC, Franklinton NC, Youngsville NC or North Raleigh NC please don’t hesitate to drop me a line!  I’ll be happy to help you!  After all, it is what I do!

Via Eleanor Thorne, Cary Mortgage Loans (Meridian Residential):

Dreaming of a new home??Are you a First Time Homebuyer, dreaming of the day when you can sit among your boxes, in your new home?

HUNDREDS of first time homebuyers in Cary, Apex, Holly Springs are doing just that, and taking advantage of the now “famous” $8000 Tax Credit made available from President Obama and Company!

These same people are purchasing wonderful $300,000 plus priced homes using FHA Financing!

Lots of people are hoping to use the $8000 Tax Credit as a Down Payment, and in May, FHA announced that they would allow this. The “advances” are being provided (for a fee I’m sure) through State Housing Agencies. 

The North Carolina Housing Finance Agency, however, is NOT advancing the $8000 tax credit to buyers forUse Cash From Your Wedding for a Down Payment their 3.5% downpayment. (If you think about it, this makes sense… as a State, we don’t have enough money to send tax refunds out in a timely manner, much less advance $8000 for a downpayment!)

Here are some other ways you CAN obtain the 3.5% downpayment for FHA loans

  • Save it! if you have enough money in your IRA account, you might be able to borrow against the account (check with your employer) for your home purchase!
  • Gift: You can get a gift of the entire amount from family and friends, you can even use a BRIDAL REGISTRY to show who gave you the individual amounts!
  • Grant from your Employer: there are some pretty specific guidelines about this – but many businesses, and municipalities offer these programs!
  • Sale of an Asset: would you rather have a Bass Boat or a house?  For some guys, it comes down to this!! (If you are thinking of this, please call us for details of how to document it!)

As you might know, you do NOT have to be a First Time Homebuyer to use FHA financing… but if you want to take advantage of the $8000 tax credit, you need to be either a First Time Home Buyer, or you must not have owned a home in the last 3 years.

FHA does NOT have a maximum income requirement (like USDA), they do NOT have a geographical footprint (meaning you can only purchase some addresses, they only cap the maximum loan in each county)… Unlike VA loans, FHA does not require that the borrowers are married!!

If you have questions about purchasing a home in Cary, Apex or Holly Springs using a FHA mortgage, please call Steve and Eleanor Thorne, Meridian Residential, 919-459-1313.