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August 2008 - Posts

Indian Trail NC Neighborhoods: Brandon Oaks
Brandon Oaks, a master planned community of 18 distinct neighborhoods, is Indian Trail North Carolina's largest neighborhood. Construction began there in the mid-1990s and continues today with three builders in six neighborhoods. When complete in Read More...
First Day of School in Union County NC
Groups of children and their parents were waiting at the bus stops when I took a walk this morning. It's the first day of school for Union County NC students and some of them are attending brand new schools. The photo of the new Stallings Elementary Read More...
Four Things to Know about Union County NC Schools
School starts tomorrow for thousands of students in Union County NC. Here are some things to know about Union County NC public schools. Why does school start before Labor Day? Parents from other parts of the country who move to fast-growing Union County Read More...
Carolinas Real Estate Talk: Home Mortgages and Credit Scores
In October and November, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will roll out new pricing on the home loans they fund. Every borrower will face higher baseline "adverse market" fees (increasing from a 1/4 of 1% to 1/2 of 1%) regardless of the borrower's Read More...
Real Estate Market Report for the Small Towns of Union County NC
Is the Charlotte, NC real estate market "bulletproof" or is it subject to the plunging real estate values that some other parts of the country are experiencing? I decided to take a look at the small towns on the south side of Charlotte to see Read More...
How Long Will Your Home Stay on the Market?
Last week, I had an interesting discussion with a relocation appraiser about forecasting how long a home will stay on the market and how to determine an asking price that will shorten "days on market." You can use these ideas to help you price Read More...