From the monthly archives:

August 2011

How A Neighborhood Holds Property Value

August 30, 2011
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One of the biggest factors that determines whether a home will rise or fall in value is its neighborhood. That’s actually a good thing, because you don’t need a crystal ball to evaluate a neighborhood’s direction, says Andrew Schiller, creator of NeighborhoodScout.com, a real estate research website. “The places that tend to hold on to […]

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Home Prices In U.S. Showed Signs Of Stabilizing In June

August 30, 2011
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Residential real estate prices in the U.S. decreased in the year ended in June at a slower pace than in the prior month, a sign the market may be stabilizing. The S&P/Case-Shiller index of property values in 20 cities fell 4.5 percent from June 2010, after a 4.6 percent drop in the 12 months ended […]

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Buy A Home Or Keep Renting?

August 29, 2011
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We’ve all been trying to predict the arrival of the housing recovery, but the truth is that the bottom has been a long, deep and slippery one. If you finally bought a place, you’d be buying lower and at more sensible terms than most – if not all – of those “house poor” friends of […]

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Consumer Spending Rises In July, Beats Forecast

August 29, 2011
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Consumer spending climbed more than forecast in July as Americans dipped into savings to buy cars and cool their homes, showing the biggest part of the economy is holding up. Purchases rose 0.8 percent, the biggest gain since February, after a 0.1 percent decline the prior month, Commerce Department figures showed. The median estimate of […]

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How Credit Affects Your Insurance Score

August 29, 2011
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A fender bender isn’t the only kind of accident that can raise your auto premium. Forget to make a credit card payment, and it might cost more to insure your ride. Most auto, homeowner and other property insurers use a credit-based insurance score to determine how likely it is you’ll file a claim, according to […]

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Will My Insurance Cover Hurricane Damage?

August 26, 2011
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First an earthquake. Now, a hurricane. For homeowners on the East Coast, it’s shaping up to be a scary week, meteorologically speaking. Hurricane Irene looks like it will be far worse than the Virginia earthquake, and with greater damage comes greater potential insurance headaches. Much of the damage typically caused by hurricanes isn’t covered by […]

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Is It A Good Time To Buy Real Estate?

August 26, 2011
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In order to answer this question for you, we first must understand the three most important words in real estate: Long-term ownership. When we buy property, whether as a personal residence or for investment, we do it in hopes that we are financially better off down the road than we are today. The chance of […]

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Lennar Atlanta Hosts James Creek Grand Opening This Weekend

August 26, 2011
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You are invited to the Grand Opening of the two new Model Homes by Lennar Atlanta at the master-planned community of James Creek in the heart of Forsyth County this Saturday and Sunday, August 27th and 28th. Come out and see the amazing features of these 4 – 6 bedroom “Everything’s Included” homes, such as hardwood […]

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Lennar Virginia: Tickets Now Available For Colonial Heritage Foundation’s Annual Harvest Ball

August 26, 2011
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The Colonial Heritage Community Foundation (CHCF) has announced the date of its annual Harvest Ball at Lennar’s Colonial Heritage in Williamsburg. The fundraiser will be held Sept. 17 at 6 p.m., in the Colonial Heritage grand ballroom, located at 6500 Arthur Hills Dr. in Williamsburg, and tickets to the black-tie optional event are currently available […]

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Myrtle Beach: Lennar Debuts Carriage Collection at Emmens Preserve with Three New Home Plans

August 26, 2011
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Lennar has unveiled its Carriage Collection of homes in its sought-after Emmens Preserve community, located within walking distance of Market Common  in the heart of Myrtle Beach. The Carriage Collection offers three new plans priced from the $170s, offering two to three bedrooms with up to 1,863 square feet of luxurious living space. With such […]

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