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This site is an opportunity, and your "go to" place, to get important questions answered about your own real estate concerns or problems. Also, become familiar with the Ballantyne Area, South Charlotte, Waxhaw, and Union County, NC. If a question is best answered by attorney or an accountant, we will so advise you seek one. Otherwise, if you are looking for advice on the purchase or the sale of your property, you'll find our information helpful and responsive. We look forward to hearing from you and addressing your particular concerns.
Real Estate Agents are more important today than ever...whether buying or selling.   There is a common myth among consumers and home owners that, in reality, is only relevant to a very few.  And those few have an uncommon amount of experience in real estate transactions and applying real estate l...
I believe in the rebound of 2011, whatever degree it is in.  It will turn around the fortunes of 2010, and for me that has multiple meanings.  As you are beginning to read this blog, you may have noticed my last posting was on March 26th.  Three days later I was diagnosed with throat cancer.  Not...
The Current Mortgage Market Update is provided us by Ashleigh Sumlin, Bradford Mortgage Co./NEW BRIDGE BANK. March 26, 2010 Dear friends in Real Estate, FHA Up Front Mortgage Insurance will increase to 2.25% from 1.75% beginning with loans receiving case numbers on April 5, 2010. 2 major investor...
The Ballantyne Area - Charlotte NC, A Lifestyle Choice that appeals to all ages, from young professionals, established families, to retired seniors who are scaling down.  And none need do without all the venues, activities, and homebuying opportunities this area affords.   The Ballantyne Area is ...
January 7, 2010 Dear friends in Real Estate, Here's to a prosperous New Year!  There is a lot going on here as systems and operations transition from Bradford Mortgage Company to NewBridge Bank.  I will keep you posted on important updates as they happen. Do you have an open house planned for you...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fannie Mae plans to raise minimum credit score requirements next month and limit the amount of overall debt that borrowers can carry relative to their incomes, The Washington Post reported on Thursday. Starting December 12, the automated system that the government-controlle...
The good news is that home sales, pending contracts, and closings are on the rise.  As I said before we hope this is a light at the end of the tunnel, and I don't mean a freight train.  Our Market Center has had two very good months, for both gross commissions earned and profitability. One of the...
  POSTED BY THE WALL STREET JOURNAL TODAY 10/29/2009 Wall Street Journal 10/29/09   WASHINGTON -- Senate negotiators reached a tentative deal to extend a tax credit for first-time home buyers, but its passage remains uncertain. The agreement would extend the existing credit for first-time home bu...
Representative Mortgage Rates 10-23-09    30 Year Fixed Conv.        4.875%          5.02% APR 15 Year Fixed Conv.         4.250%          4.48% APR 5/1 Conv. ARM               3.625%          3.87% APR 7/1 Conv. ARM               4.125%            4.35% APR 10/1 Conv. ARM             4.500%     ...
On November 30 the $8,000. Federal Tax Credit for first time homebuyers will expire.  This stimulus has helped the real estate and building industries the last several months, as it has allowed markets to reduce some of their inventories, and brought action to buy from many who were sitting on th...


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