Archives: June 2013

Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) Act introduced in Congress this week

Representatives Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., and John Conyers, D-Mich., this week introduced the Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) Act, which would prohibit discrimination in the sale or rental of housing, the financing of housing, and in brokerage services on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, source of income, or marital status. The Home Act would also provide […]

Home Prices Up 12.1% In April

Home prices rose by a record 12.1% for the year ending in April according to the S & P Case-Shiller index. From March to April of this year prices were up 2.5% for the index. All 20 cities making up the index showed positive year-over-year growth for a least 4 consecutive months. Inventory levels remain […]

Come join me for Open House this Sunday!

Please tour with me this Sunday at 129 Redbud lane in Chapel Hill from 2-4 a Grand home on a dramatic hillside site. Stunning views from every window! Updated kitchen with new granite counters & stainless appliances. Open plan with light-filled spaces. Grand Family Room with Fireplace & built-ins. Terrific Master Bedroom features private balcony […]

News & Observer: City pledges to preserve historic house in Raleigh’s Oberlin community

  RALEIGH — Passing generations, segregation, integration and the comings and goings of countless neighbors have all changed the Oberlin community over the decades. But the Plummer T. Hall house has stood as a constant, with its Queen Anne design and ornate woodwork a reminder of the area’s prominent place in Raleigh’s African-American history. Read more here: […]

Rent Vs. Buy

The math can be critical when trying to make decisions about homebuying vs renting. The recent rise in mortgage rates (from record lows) has indeed made buying a house a little more expensive. According to Forbes the increase from 3.4% to 3.9% on a 30-year mortgage raised the monthly payment on a $200,000 mortgage by […]