It has been said that July 4 is the most important of secular American holidays. If not for the inclusion of pyrotechnic displays, contemporary observation of our nation’s birth typically looks like any other summertime gathering.
This Fourth of July Independence Day don’t just wave your American Flag and eat a hotdog! (although these are not bad ways to enjoy the holiday!)
As you enjoy this most patriotic of American holidays please make sure to take a moment to thank a current or former member of the armed services or if they are deployed, thank their spouse!
Also – remember that the North Carolina State Police are stepping up enforcement this week with numerous Driving While Impaired checkpoints so if you are planning on enjoying adult beverages make sure that you designate a driver or captain if you are boating.
By now everyone is pretty hip to the fact that Citrix is building a campus in what’s known as the Warehouse District of Raleigh which is a mere blocks from downtown Raleigh. Less than a year after Citrix Systems acquired a Raleigh company that provides secure file transfer software called ShareFile, Citrix announced that it would be hiring more than 330 more people in order (more…)
1. Don’t go buying a lot of junk, or even quasi-junk. Draining your savings or running up credit card debt to buy a new living room set, a big-screen TV, or a new car could make a difference in your interest rate and whether you even qualify for a mortgage. Avoid spending money until after the closing is completed, whether by credit or cash. Keep your debt down and as much money in your bank account as possible. Your lender will check bank and credit card account history, in some cases more than once. Continue reading 6 Things You Should NEVER do When Buying a Home→
Unlike the summer of 2011 that was one of the hottest on record, this summer seems to be quite mild. However, for those of us who have lived in North Carolina for any period of time, we are all too familiar how August can be unbearably hot. The soaring temp’s remind me of the summers of my youth in West Texas where temperatures frequently were in the triple digits and the tar on the roads would begin to bubble. However, you don’t have to break the bank keeping cool. These are some of my most practical and practically free methods that I employed in my 38 year old home that helped to cut my energy bill by 1/3 letting me keep more of my hard earned cash instead of giving it to Duke-Progress Energy.
The heat at RDU broke a record for consecutive days to reach the century mark, said National Weather Service meteorologist Kathleen Carroll. Updated Jul. 24, 2011 4:36 PM|Full Story at the News & Observer
Section 502 loans are primarily used to help low to moderate income individuals or households purchase homes in rural areas. Funds can be used to build, repair, renovate or relocate a home, or to purchase and prepare sites, including providing water and sewage facilities.
Buying a home is one of the most exciting and scary times in a person’s life but it is also very complicated. There are a number of parties to this transaction and they read like a movie credit in order of appearance: