2009 Housing Incentives

Sunday, May 3, 2009

As goes housing, so goes the economy. To combat housing's recent decline and the impact on consumers and Wall Street alike, the Obama Administration recently released the details of the Homeowner Affordability and Stability Plan (HASP). Whether you own a home or not, the impact of the plan will affect you. In this month's YOU Magazine, read more about how this and other recent legislation will impact you.

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Do you own rental property in the City of Raleigh?

Sunday, May 3, 2009

If you do, you need to be aware of a new City of Raleigh ordinance. People who own residential rental property in Raleigh have from March 1 until April 30 to register their property under a city ordinance adopted last year.Owners also must pay at least a $30 registration fee. Registration must be renewed annually.

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Recording Fees Increase October 1, 2008

Sunday, May 3, 2009

The North Carolina General Assembly recently amended G.S. 161-10(a) to increase the fee for recording Deeds of Trust effective October 1, 2008. The recording fee for the first page will increase from $12.00 to $22.00 and $3.00 for each additional page. The required $2.00 probate fee will still be included, making the total recording fee for the first page $24.00 and $3.00 for each additional page.

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Wake County Register of Deeds to close August 11 and 12

Sunday, May 3, 2009

The Wake County Register of Deeds Office will be closed for relocation on August 11th and August 12th, 2008.

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Great Quotes!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

People will forget what you say. People will forget what you do. But people will never forget how you make them feel.

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How To Succeed: By Vince Lombardi

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all the time thing. You don't win once in a while; you don't do things right once in a while; you do them right all the time. Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing. There is no room for second place. There is only one place in my game, and that's first place. I have finished second twice in my time at Green Bay, and I don't ever want to finish second again. There is a second place bowl game, but it is a game for losers played by losers. It is and always has been an American zeal to be first in anything we do, and to win, and to win, and to win.

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Mobile & Module Homes

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Should I Hire A Real Estate Attorney?

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Real estate transactions relating to representation, litigation, consultation and negotiation of mortgages, mortgage re-financing, reverse mortgages, 1031 tax-deferred exchanges, residential purchase and sale agreements, commercial purchase and sale agreements, residential leases, and commercial leases (e.g., office, medical building, restaurant, industrial property, or shopping center). Real estate disputes, including disputes over adverse possession, prescriptive easements, eminent domain, condemnation, property taxes, title and boundaries, views, trees, branches, party walls, fences, as well as nuisance, trespass and encroachment, as well as sale disputes (e.g., breach of contract, specific performance, non-disclosure, fraud or misrepresentation). Real estate broker issues, including claims against and defense of real estate brokers and agents including negligence, fraud/misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, disclosure obligations. Construction defects and mechanic's liens, including disputes that owners, builders and contractors may have in regard to construction disputes, construction defects and claims, as well as construction accident claims. Land use and zoning matters, including representation of property owners before governmental entities (cities, counties, zoning boards, design review boards) relating to land use applications, permits variances, zoning exceptions, design review approvals, and special use permits, as well as common interest communities, including interpretation and enforcement of Covenants and Conditions & Restrictions (CC&R's). There are many reasons to hire a real estate attorney for your real estate needs. You do not necessarily have to be involved with any litigation to benefit from a qualified real estate attorney's counsel and assistance in a variety of matters including a real estate closing where a real estate attorney can protect you from costly mistakes, errors in the documents, errors in the figures and other problems that could lead to litigation or other expensive legal action. An attorney can also help you keep your property out of probate court by setting up a living trust for you to pass your property directly to your intended heirs.

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What Is A 1031 Tax Exhange

Sunday, May 3, 2009

A tax-deferred Exchange is a method that allows a property owner to trade one property for another without having to pay any federal income taxes on the transaction.

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