My New Real Estate Website

Relocating to Fayetteville NC or Fort Bragg NC, please visit: to see homes for sale, school information and links to all schools, restaurants and other valuable information. I really tried to make this a great resource for people who not only want to see all homes listed but community information as well to help them in what can be a very difficult time…moving.  Please let me know what you think.

When interest rates go up………….

Why is it the best time to buy real estate?

  1. Interest rates are around 3.75% for anyone with a 660 or above credit score and qualify
  2. Homes prices are down, so you can get more home for the money you spend
  3. Inventory is up, you can likely find exactly what you are looking for
  4. When you go to sell you will have an interest rate that may be severeal points lower that what can be obtained with a recovering market and makes your property more desirable for assumption

How long will this market last, not sure my crystal ball is broken. I do know this that when the economy recovers, historically we see much higher interest rates and higher housing cost. So if you look at maybe 3-5 years down the road you may pay twice as much for the same house. So if the price of the house goes up, when the interest rates double, will your salary increase that much to cover your housing cost being double, not likely?

Please comment and call if you would like to discuss this with me.real It is the best time to buy and keep  real estate. If you are on the fence get off and take action. If you have credit issue print out your credit report and starting fixing the negative credit that is keeping you from buying a home.

If you are thinking of aquiring rental property it is also a great time, Fayetteville NC is at about a 98% occupancy rate. for more information

Government Housing Assistance Program

Upside down in your home and facing a PCSmove. Many parts of the country have faced a a drastic decrease in home values with the mortgage crisis. You may qualify for assistance throught the Housing Assistance Program: 

Please check out their website to see if you qualify.  Also BRAC affected individuals, Injured service members, and surviving spouses may also benefit from this program.

 Get your trusted realtor to give you market information about your area.

fayettevillenc4sale’s posterous Big Box

fayettevillenc4sale’s posterous Big Box vs. Traditional Construction Thursday, March 17, 2011, 9:50:32 AM Lately among many realtors in the Fayetteville NC area we have had many discussions about the big box home that was originally brought to our area by Savvy Homes at Highgrove at Anderson Creek. Other builders in the area including H & H Homes and Caviness and Cates were faced with the dilemma of having their own versions of the big box in order to compete for the new home construction business and found a way to be very successful with their versions of the big box. H & H Homes has a big box called the American Dream Series and the Classic version offered at a value price. Caviness and Cates also has a similar product. They are a great value for the money, offering a large home, usually on a slab foundation with lower end specs to keep the price low. The discussions have been where is the market going in the future, are we going to stay with this building model or are the consumers going to go back to the traditional homes with a little less square footage, on a crawlspace foundation with upgraded specs? I would really like your thoughts on this subject….please reply. Jenny Copeland