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Housing = Jobs

Housing = Jobs [NCHBA] Consumer Benefits of New Construction: Even though new homes tend to be larger, energy costs are about 10 percent lower in new homes compared to existing homes. Maintenance costs on average were 56 percent lower in new homes; $547 a year for all single family homes versus $241 for homes built…

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Housing Finance Reform

[NAHB] Housing Finance Reform, A Look at Legislative Initiatives Bipartisan housing finance reform legislation was recently passed by the Senate Banking Committee and deserves an up or down vote on the Senate floor. If passed, this bill will fix the nation’s flawed housing finance system and breathe new life into the housing sector by providing…

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The Value of a Landscape Professional

The Value of a Landscape Professional by: Gary Upchurch, New Garden Landscape & Nursery “I own a shovel,” you think to yourself. “Why do I need a landscape professional?” A landscape professional can bring value to your home and increase your enjoyment of your property in many ways. Assess proper plant choices & placement. Too…

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Remodeler Confidence

[NAHB] The National Association of Home Builders’ Remodeling Market Index (RMI) rose three points to 56 in the second quarter of 2014, regaining the momentum built in 2013. This is the fifth consecutive quarter for an RMI reading above 50, showing all regions regaining remodeler confidence. An RMI above 50 indicates that more remodelers report…

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Food Truck Wars

Food Truck Wars Visit our Members Only Facebook Group for Photos from event!          Thank you to our Food Truck Wars Sponsors!! Truck Sponsors Donna Barham, Allen Tate Realtors Allen Tate Realtors – *W-S Agents Group *Ruth Prongay, Nancy Phelps, Sherri Holloway, Dee Oliver, Pam Boyle, Karen Starets, Anton Moussaev, Diane Roberts, Todd…

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Real Estate Radio

Real Estate Radio with John McPherson and Wendy Taylor REAL ESTATE RADIO 9am-10am   SUMMER SCHEDULE JULY July 26 – Mike Borden (accountant) AUGUST August 2 – Rick Babusiak (State Farm Insurance) August 9 – Jim Sparrow (Arts Council) August 16 – no guest as yet August 23 – NC Co-operative Extension August 30 – MKT…

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NAHB Press Releases

NAHB Press Releases NAHB – the source for the latest information on the home building industry. To search NAHB releases, select from one or more of the following criteria. Five Top Housing Shows to Converge in Las Vegas for Design & Construction Week™ – 9/15/2014 Statement from NAHB Chairman Kevin Kelly on House Passage of…

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Building, Buying, Remodeling: Resources

Building, Buying, Remodeling: Resources [NAHB] Everything you need to know about buying, financing, building, maintaining or remodeling your home is right here. This section guides you through every stage of homeownership and helps you understand more about home building and the environmental and community growth issues facing our neighborhoods. Whether you’re a current or prospective…