From the monthly archives:

March 2010

Home Loan Demand Up As Purchase Activity Gains

March 31, 2010
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U.S. mortgage applications rose in the latest week for the first time in three weeks as demand for home purchase loans reached the highest level since October, data from an industry group showed on Wednesday. If demand for home purchase loans, a tentative early indicator of home sales, continues to rise it will bode well […]

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The First Annual Williamsburg Wine And Food Festival Debuts At Lennar’s Colonial Heritage May 22-23

March 31, 2010
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Lennar’s Colonial Heritage recently announced plans to host the first annual Williamsburg Wine and Food Festival. The event, scheduled for Saturday, May 22 and Sunday, May 23, will be held at the Colonial Heritage Clubhouse. “We are extremely excited to host the first annual Williamsburg Wine and Food Festival,” said Brenda Sharp, director of sales […]

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More Evidence Of Housing Stabilization

March 31, 2010
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The evidence continues to suggest that the housing market has stabilized, and may even be improving. The Case Shiller Home Price Index for 20 major metropolitan markets hit bottom in the second quarter of last year and has been rising gradually ever since. Given the lags used in constructing the index, this means that prices […]

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America’s Growing Towns

March 31, 2010
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Residents of Flagler County are likely contending with busier highways and more crowded classrooms than they did about 10 years ago. That’s because Flagler, like several Florida counties including Sumter County, St. John’s County and Lake County, have been magnets for movers over the last decade; here, the balmy climate and a booming housing market […]

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New Tampa: Lennar Plans 162 Houses

March 31, 2010
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Lennar’s home inventory is about to spike in New Tampa. The home builder plans to build 162 new houses in Live Oak Preserve, all in Live Oak II, as part of a deal reached with Starwood Land Ventures of Bradenton. Starwood, a real estate investment firm, bought financially strapped Tousa’s Florida home portfolio at auction […]

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Steven Chu: ‘Swing For The Fences’ – America’s Green Czar Is Counting On Big Breakthroughs

March 31, 2010
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On the campaign trail – before the global economic crisis – Barack Obama said the top three things he wanted to accomplish as president were withdrawing troops from Iraq, reforming health care, and putting in place a new energy policy. A health-care bill has passed, and U.S. combat troops are on their way out of […]

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Williamsburg: Lennar Colonial Heritage Residents Establish New Non-Profit Organization To Help Caregivers

March 31, 2010
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Residents of Lennar’s active adult community, Colonial Heritage in Williamsburg announced the establishment of the Colonial Heritage Community Foundation (CHCF), a new non-profit organization whose mission is to support caregivers and build an adult day center with an affordable Alzheimer’s program in James City County. “The Colonial Heritage Community Foundation was created because of the […]

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Las Vegas: Home Buyers Rush To Meet Tax Credit Deadline

March 31, 2010
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If you’re in the market to buy a home, time is running out to take advantage of the home buyer’s tax credit. First-time home buyers could get up to $8,000 but they have to shop carefully. If the buyer is hoping to purchase a short sale or foreclosed home, they could be out of luck for making […]

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Program Helps Visalia Residents Dispose Of, Recycle Green Waste

March 31, 2010
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As spring rolls in, it’s time again to begin mowing the lawn, trimming trees and pulling weeds. Luckily, there is a free option once the green trash bin is full. Through April 24, the city of Visalia is offering green-waste disposal at two sites specializing in compost. The semiannual program is designed to prevent landfills […]

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Austin Market Will Keep Rebounding Even After Credits Expire, Economist Predicts

March 31, 2010
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Time is running out for buyers to take advantage of the credit. They must have a house under contract by April 30 and close by June 30 to qualify. First-time buyers may qualify for up to $8,000, and move-up buyers could get as much as $6,500. The tax credit began being offered in January 2009 […]

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