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According to the recently released Modern Homebuyer Survey from ValueInsured, 58 percent of homeowners think there will be a “housing bubble and price correction” within the next 2 years.

After what transpired just ten years ago, we can understand the concern Americans have about the current increase in home prices. However, this market has very little in common with what happened last decade.

The two major causes of the housing crash were:

  1. A vast oversupply of housing inventory caused by home builders building at a pace that far exceeded historical norms.
  2. Lending standards that were so relaxed that unqualified buyers could easily obtain financing thus enabling them to purchase a home.

Today, housing inventory is at a 20-year low

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Greenville NC Home For Sale: 1092 Cody Drive,  Grimesland, NC 27837

MLS# 100077135 

4 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | 2,197 square feet | Beddards Crossing

Spacious Beddards Crossing Home with Charming Front Porch on 1.52 Acres. 3 bedrooms plus a large bonus room gives endless reason to make this the next home for your family! Wonderful double detached garage with boat shelter and floored upstairs--perfect area for Dad and his hobbies. Lovely hardwood floors in foyer, great room with fireplace, formal dining and a large gourmet kitchen with eat-in area that opens to a newly painted deck  and partially fenced backyard perfect for entertaining. All stainless appliances and new smooth-top range.

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August 19, 2017

100 Ficklen Street, Greenville

Blake Shelton, Big & Rich, and Parmalee! Get ready to start the ECU Pirate Football season off with a bang at the 2nd annual Carolina Kickoff at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium! Country Music Association’s multiple Entertainer of the Year, five-time Male Vocalist of the Year winner, GRAMMY nominee, The Voice coach, and country music superstar Blake Shelton will headline the 2017 Carolina Kickoff. The amazing lineup also includes Big & Rich, Parmalee, Tucker Beathard, David Ray, and Adley Stump. Get your tickets now! 

Buy Tickets Here

Courtesy of Greenville NC Real Estate Expert Liz Freeman.   

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Contrary to what many believe, Millennials are not the ‘renter’ generation. Millennials purchased a larger percentage (34%) of homes in the U.S. than any other age group in 2017 and the most recent Census Bureau report shows that the homeownership rate among Millennials is finally on the rise.

Many Millennials took advantage of post housing crash prices and the First-Time Homebuyers’ Tax Creditand jumped into homeownership in 2010. If you are one of these buyers, now may be the time to sell for many reasons. Here are a few:

1. Equity Build-Up

Home prices have been on the rise since the beginning of 2012 and your house may have appreciated by more than you think. ATTOM Data Solutions, in their Q2 2017 U.S. Home Sales Report revealed that:

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“It’s 1962 in Baltimore, Maryland, and quirky, plus-sized, teenage Tracy Turnblad has one dream: to dance on The Corny Collins Show. When she gets put in detention with the African-American students in the school, they teach her some of their dance moves, and her new found groove wins her a spot on Corny’s show. Overnight, Tracy transforms from a nobody into a star, and uses her newfound influence to advocate for racial integration on the television show. Tracy faces scrutiny and bullying from the network producer, Velma, and her popular, but vicious, daughter, Amber. With the help of the teenage heartthrob Link, host Corny Collins, and Motormouth Maybelle (the host of ‘Negro Day’), Tracy

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Recent headlines exclaimed the homeownership rate, as reported by the Census Bureau, rose again in the second quarter of 2017. What didn’t get much attention in the reports is that the homeownership rate for American households under the age of 35 increased a full percentage point from last quarter’s 34.3% to 35.3%. Millennials proved to have the highest increase of any age group.

This came as a surprise to some considering Millennials have come to be known as the “renter” generation. However, a new study by First American, 6 Trends Poised to Reshape Homeownership Demand, revealed reasons why homeownership numbers will continue to increase for Millennials.

Millennials are the most educated generation in the U.S.

Why does that matter? First

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August 1, 2017 - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

A campaign involving citizens, law enforcement, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and more. A night to heighten awareness, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community partnership plus send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and will fight back. Enjoy a night of music, food, entertainment educational materials and more. 

Uptown District
Greenville, NC


Courtesy of Greenville NC Real Estate Expert Liz Freeman.   

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In today’s highly competitive seller’s market where there are more buyers than there are homes for them to buy, some sellers may feel like the ball is in their court.

And they would be right when it comes to choosing which offer to accept, the closing date, or even which improvements they are willing to make to their house prior to selling.

One thing to remember though, is that there is always a line that shouldn’t be crossed.

Interest rates can change, financing might not go through, the appraisal might not come back at the price that you have agreed to. These are all opportunities to work with your buyer to make sure that the sale still happens.

You may think that, because buyer demand is so high right now, you can choose to

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017
6:30 to 8:30 PM

Emerge Gallery and Art Center
404 Evans Street
Greenville, NC 27858

Sip and savor some craft brews via a bottle share style event while creating some new art work. We are partnering with Emerge Gallery and Art Center for this event. The event is ticketed and tickets are $20.00 each. The scene we will be creating will include a nice chilly brew on the beach. Come join us! Bring a bottle or two for the bottle share. Please get your tickets ahead of time. We have limited seats for this event.

Get Tickets Here

Courtesy of Greenville NC Real Estate Expert Liz Freeman.   

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According to the National Association of Realtors®’ 2017 National Housing Pulse Survey, 84% of Americans now believe that purchasing a home is a good financial decision. This is the highest percentage since 2007 – before the housing crisis. Those surveyed pointed out five major reasons why they believe homeownership is a good financial decision:

  1. Homeownership means the money you spend on housing goes towards building equity, rather than to a landlord
  2. Homeownership creates the opportunity to pay off a mortgage and own your home by the time you retire
  3. Homeownership is an investment opportunity that builds long-term wealth and increases net worth
  4. Homeownership means a stable and predictable monthly mortgage payment
  5. Homeownership allows
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