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2023 Began With A Boom

Mortgage applications rose during the first weeks of 2023 and the housing market was still going strong. It was reported by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) that the week ending January 13, 2023 mortgage applications rose 27.9% from the week before. This is still 35% below the levels that were reported in January 2022. “Mortgage […]

What Is a Land Improvement Loan?

Often, people are landowners sitting on land that can be developed. Some landowners sit on land to sell to someone else, harvest timber and pine straw, a hunting camp, retreat or they might want to build a nice home one day. Most of the time you will need to do some sort of improvements to […]

Tips On How To Combine Modern & Vintage Home Decor

Everyone has different tastes and different home designs.  No matter what style you go for, you can always mix modern and vintage decor.  Here are several tips on how to combine modern and vintage home decor from the experts. Follow Rules of Proportion & Scale This is especially true when mixing loud patterns with funky vintage decor.  […]

Reasons To Sell Your Home

The market is still holding strong and most homeowners have a good amount of equity in their homes. Now might be the time to sell if you want to get the equity out of your current home. Here are several reasons why those in the industry say it is still a good time to sell. […]

Popular Exterior Paint Colors for Selling Your Home

When you are in the market to sell your home, one of the most important factors to consider is your home’s curb appeal. When a potential buyer pulls up to your home, the exterior is one of the first things they will see. Like in life, first impressions are very important and can impact the […]

This Year’s Southern Living 2022 Idea House Is Located in North Carolina

This year Southern Living chose River Dunes which is located in Oriental, North Carolina for their 2022 Idea House.  The community features 14 miles of waterfront on the Pamlico Sound, Intercoastal Waterway and the mouth of the Neuse River.  River Dunes offers wonderful amenities which include a 400-slip marina. The home represents coastal living at […]

The Future Sees An Increase in Housing Inventory

Studies reveal that the population in many communities is ramping up.  Gainesville, Georgia has seen its population jump from 100,000 to 250,000 with around 15,000 projected listings.  Other areas in the county that have seen an increase in population are Port St. Lucie, FL with 23,800, Durham-Chapel Hill, NC with 44,850, North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL with […]

Why House Hunters Will Be Ready To Buy In The Next Six Months

According to a survey done by, 46% of potential house buyers said they were planning on purchasing a home within the next six months. This study looked at those who accessed listings and search results of homes on the site. The survey justifies that although we look like we are in a recession and […]

A Rise In The Number of Women In Construction

In 2020 the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 10.9% of the construction workforce were women. The number has since risen to 11% reported last year by the Bureau but only 4% of these workers are involved in skilled trades. Most of the women in the industry are in office and administrative positions. The National Association […]

A New French-Style Deli in Faubourg St. John

Fair Grinds Coffee House has been purchased by the owners of Cafe Degas. Cafe Degas, a restaurant that has served French cuisine in Faubourg St. John for almost 40 years, will convert the space into a new French-style deli. Co-Owner Jacques Soulas said the space at 3133 Ponce de Leon Street will expand the kitchen […]

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