Thursday, February 26, 2009

Wilmington is the 14th Healthiest Housing Market for 2009

According to Builder Online, Wilmington, NC is projected to be the 14th Healthiest Housing Marketing for 2009. This is HUGE news for anyone wanting to buy or sell property in the region. To read the complete article, click here.

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ILM-Florida flights available for $19 each way, plus fees and taxes

Need a vacation in the sun?

Allegiant Air is offering flights for $19 each way from Wilmington International Airport to St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport in Florida, according to a news release.

But buyer beware: The $19 fare doesn’t include various fees and taxes, including a Sept. 11 security fee, seat selection fee and baggage fees each way. With those taxes and fees, including $15 each way for one checked bag, the total round-trip cost comes to $122.70.

The flights must be purchased before midnight Thursday, with travel by July 31.

To book a flight, go to and use promo code “FLYILM.”

According to fares posted at, $19 one-way flights are available most Sundays and Thursdays from March through May, with $29 one-way fares in June and July.

The low fare may not be available on all flights. Once booked, they are nonrefundable.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Yes, you are right

No, it is not too good to be true. It is $8000. You do qualify if you have not owned a primary residence ever OR IN THE LAST THREE YEARS. You qualify if you make less than 75k a year and less than 150k if you are a couple filing jointly. You do not have to repay it unless you sell the home within 3 years of purchasing. However, if you do you just pay back the 8000 from your selling proceeds.

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Monday, February 23, 2009

Dramatic Slowdown Foreclosures

For the first time in months, the January 2009 foreclosure filings decreased 10 percent, according to RealtyTrac. Foreclosures were reported on 274,399 U.S. properties during the month, a 10 percent decrease from the previous month but still up 18 percent from January 2008. The report also shows one in every 466 U.S. housing units received a foreclosure filing in January.

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Friday, February 20, 2009

Why I Would Buy

The number one reason to buy NOW. The government is giving away money! Literally. Eight grand, in your pocket if you buy a home in 2009!

Yes, I would. Of course, there are multiple reasons now is a great time like large amount of inventory, historically low interest rates, and great prices. If you wait and wait and try to time it just right you never will.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Friday, February 6, 2009


WOW! This is huge. A bill just passed the senate that is a great incentive to ALL home buyers! This offer coupled with historically low interest rates makes buying now an amazing investment. We will be waiting as this legislation is sent to Congress and finally the President’s desk for the final signature.

Here are some of the things that this bill would do:

-Provide a direct tax credit to any one who purchases any home!
-Amount of the tax credit would equal 10% of the purchase price or $15,000, whichever is less
-Purchases must be made within one year of this legislation being enacted
-This tax credit would not to be repaid
-Taxpayers would be able to claim the credit on their 2008 income tax return
-This will only apply to the purchase of a principal residence
-The Credit would be recaptured if the home sold within two years of purchase
-This would sunset the current $7,500 housing tax credit on the date of enactment

Check with your preferred mortgage specialist to find out what information they have on this exciting possibility. or

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Thursday, February 5, 2009

The Price is Right

The price of your home matters and you know that. How many times have you heard sellers and agents talk about "trying a price, seeing what the activity is, and then reducing the price later"? Probably often. If I am your agent I will tell you, "Not in this market." We need to start of strong. We want agents to see the value and want to sell it to their buyers. When selling make sure you are prepared to put the best price possible on your home as soon as it hits the market. You want to create excitement in the beginning and not have to reduce your price later. You will sell faster and for more money!

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Monday, February 2, 2009

Interest Rates Historic Low

The history of interest rates since 1983 shows that we are literally at a 26 year low! This is just one example of why I would love to be a home buyer right now! I work with an excellent lender at Alpha Mortgage here in Wilmington. His name is Heath Altman. You can even apply for a loan online and he can tell you what your rate and monthly payments would be! It is super easy and a great tool for your home search. Also, being pre-approved will make your offer to purchase even stronger in the eyes of the seller because they know that you are willing and ABLE to purchase their home. Click here to get pre-approved online. Don't forget to visit my website to search for homes and find helpful information on Wilmington, NC real estate and Wilmington, NC luxury homes.