Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Totally remodeled brick ranch in Churchland area

New Listing in Churchland area close to Harbourview, Suffolk, Va

Bethany Hamilton interview on the movie of her life Soul Surfer

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Homeownership Still Considered Best Long-Term Investment
The housing crash seems to have had little impact on consumer confidence, as 81 percent of adults believe buying a home is the best long-term investment a person can make, according to a recent report by Pew Research.
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U.S. Home Prices Drop in February
U.S. home prices dropped in February, according to the Standard & Poor's Case-Shiller Home Price Index for 20 large U.S. cities. According to housing insiders,foreclosures and tight lending standards are primarily to blame.
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IRS Pays Millions in Sketchy Homebuyer Tax Credits
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has paid out more than a half-billion dollars in homebuyer tax credits to people who probably didn't qualify, a government investigator said Friday, though the IRS is questioning some of those findings. 

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Study: Affordable Rental Homes Hard to Find
A record number of renters are spending more than half their income on housing, according to a report released Tuesday by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies. Making matters worse, the supply of affordable rental housing has also been shrinking.
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N.C. Adds 36,500 Jobs in the Past Year
North Carolina added 36,500 nonfarm jobs during the 12-month period that ended in March, placing N.C. among the top 10 in the nation for annual employment gains through the end of the first quarter.
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North Carolina Education Lottery Transfers $119.1M to State
The North Carolina Education Lottery said in a written statement that it transferred $119.1 million in revenue to the state on Tuesday. Most of the money will go the State Education Lottery Fund.
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QUESTION:  I recently agreed to list a home for sale. One of the rooms is being used as an office but the owner says that it used to be a bedroom. He wants me to advertise the home in the MLS as if that room is a bedroom. I have some concerns because the room does not have a closet. What should I do?

ANSWER:  In an article published in the October 2006 issue of the “Real Estate Bulletin”, the North Carolina Real Estate Commission acknowledged that there is no clear answer to the question “What is a bedroom?” The article advised brokers to use their common sense and exercise reasonable judgment when determining whether a room is, for listing purposes, a bedroom.
Some Multiple Listing Services have prepared guidelines to assist their members on what can be listed as a bedroom. You should check with your MLS and be sure to follow those guidelines.
In the absence of MLS guidance, you should consider several factors in making your determination. First, if the home has a septic tank, the home must comply with the septic permit issued by local authorities. If the home is only permitted for two bedrooms, you cannot list it as having three or more bedrooms.
If the home is on public water and sewer, you should consider whether the room was designed to serve as a bedroom. A closet is one indication of such intent, but older homes were often designed to use an armoire. If the home you are listing is relatively new, keep in mind that potential buyers will likely expect to see a closet in every bedroom.
Finally, you should consider the applicable building code. Under the North Carolina Residential Building Code, if a room has at least 100 square feet, and at least 50% of the room has a ceiling height of greater than 7’, it can be called a bedroom. The NCRBC also requires a bedroom to have a window or door leading directly to the outside for access in case of an emergency. If the room in question meets these guidelines, advertising it as a bedroom would be reasonable.
Have a legal question? Call our Risk Watch Line at 1-800-443-9956.
Dedicated to Going Green? Follow These 10 Easy Steps
With Earth Day behind us, why not use the next month as inspiration and make a commitment to do environmentally friendly activities throughout the year? Follow the link below for 10 ideas to help you go green.
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Vlog: Used Video Cameras
REALTORS®: Are you in the market for a used video camera? If so, follow the link below for some key pointers to consider before making a purchase.
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NC REALTORS® to Take Part in Nationwide Open House Weekend
Please mark Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5 on your calendars, if you haven’t already, and make plans to join tens of thousands of your peers throughout the U.S. in participating in a REALTOR® Nationwide Open House Weekend. This event, which is expected to receive substantial advance exposure through national media outlets, is a way to showcase your listings in a most visible and highly effective way. You can learn more here.
Don’t miss the NCAR Property Management Division’s 2011 Spring Seminar on May 19, 2011!Join NC REALTORS® General Counsel Will Martin and Peter Myers with the NC Real Estate Commission on May 19 in Greenville, NC as they discuss the Tenant Security Deposit Act and various other property management issues. NCAR PMD members can attend this seminar for FREE. Non-PMD members are welcome to attend for only $20.
Space is limited so don’t delay!  The 2011 PMD Spring Seminar will be from 1:00pm-4:00pm on May 19 in Greenville, NC at the Hilton Greenville  located at 207 SW Greenville Blvd. 27834.
Membership in the NC Property Management Division is $35/year, to find out more about NCAR PMD go to NC REALTORS website and click on Specialty Divisions! 


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Friday, April 8, 2011

Blessings from Chic Fila



Today I went through the drive thru at Chic Fila to get some lunch for me and a couple of friends. Well, as I rode up to the window to pay I realized that I had left my purse at home! I told the cashier that I would be back to pay and here comes the manager! He said mam don't worry lunch is on me. Wow! That made my day. I really appreciated that 


today. God Bless Chic Fila !

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Real Mothers

MOTHERS
Real Mothers don't eat quiche;
They don't have time to make it.
Real Mothers know that their kitchen
utensils  are probably in the sandbox.
Real Mothers often have sticky floors,
filthy ovens and happy kids.
Real Mothers know that dried play dough
doesn't come out of carpets.
Real Mothers don't want to know what
the vacuum just sucked up...
Real Mothers sometimes ask 'Why me?'
and get their answer when a little
voice says, 'Because I love you best.'
Real Mothers know that a child's growth
is not measured by height or years or grade...
It is marked by the progression of Mommy to Mom to Mother.....

The Images of Mother:

4 YEARS OF AGE - My Mommy can do anything!
8 YEARS OF AGE - My Mom knows a lot! A whole lot!
12 YEARS OF AGE - My Mother doesn't know everything!
14 YEARS OF AGE - My Mother? She wouldn’t have a clue.
16 YEARS OF AGE - Mother? She's so five minutes ago.
18 YEARS OF AGE- That old woman? She's way out of date!
25 YEARS OF AGE - Well, she might know a little bit about it!
35 YEARS OF AGE - Before we decide, let's get Mom's opinion.
45 YEARS OF AGE - Wonder what Mom would have thought about it?
65 YEARS OF AGE - Wish I could talk it over with Mom.
The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure she carries, or the way she combs her hair.
The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes,
because that is the doorway to her heart,
the place where love resides.
The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole,
but true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.
It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she
shows, and the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows!


Please send this to 5 Moms today. If you don't, nothing bad will
happen,  but if you do, something good will:
You'll boost a Mother's spirits.

Real Mothers

MOTHERS
Real Mothers don't eat quiche;
They don't have time to make it.
Real Mothers know that their kitchen
utensils  are probably in the sandbox.
Real Mothers often have sticky floors,
filthy ovens and happy kids.
Real Mothers know that dried play dough
doesn't come out of carpets.
Real Mothers don't want to know what
the vacuum just sucked up...
Real Mothers sometimes ask 'Why me?'
and get their answer when a little
voice says, 'Because I love you best.'
Real Mothers know that a child's growth
is not measured by height or years or grade...
It is marked by the progression of Mommy to Mom to Mother.....

The Images of Mother:
4 YEARS OF AGE - My Mommy can do anything!
8 YEARS OF AGE - My Mom knows a lot! A whole lot!
12 YEARS OF AGE - My Mother doesn't know everything!
14 YEARS OF AGE - My Mother? She wouldn’t have a clue.
16 YEARS OF AGE - Mother? She's so five minutes ago.
18 YEARS OF AGE- That old woman? She's way out of date!
25 YEARS OF AGE - Well, she might know a little bit about it!
35 YEARS OF AGE - Before we decide, let's get Mom's opinion.
45 YEARS OF AGE - Wonder what Mom would have thought about it?
65 YEARS OF AGE - Wish I could talk it over with Mom.
The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure she carries, or the way she combs her hair.
The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes,
because that is the doorway to her heart,
the place where love resides.
The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole,
but true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.
It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she
shows, and the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows!


Please send this to 5 Moms today. If you don't, nothing bad will
happen,  but if you do, something good will:
You'll boost a Mother's spirits.



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