Yearly Archives: 2013

Governor McCrory Announces Appointments to the North Carolina Education and Workforce Innovation Commission

The Office of Governor Pat McCrory announced the following appointments to the North Carolina Education and Workforce Innovation Commission today

Johnston-Lee-Harnett Community Action, Inc. Offers Mortgage Payment Help for Unemployed Workers, Returning Veterans

A program that is helping more than 14,500 North Carolina homeowners keep their homes is available in our area through Johnston-Lee-Harnett Community Action, Inc. The Smithfield counseling agency has joined 40 counseling organizations statewide in offering the N.C. Foreclosure Prevention Fund, a mortgage assistance program offered through the N.C. Housing Finance Agency using funds from U.S. Treasury.

Hagan Announces Support for Bipartisan Flood Insurance Reform Bill

U.S. Senator Kay Hagan announced this week that she is co-sponsoring a bipartisan bill to delay steep flood insurance rate increases for North Carolina’s coastal communities. The Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2013 would block implementation of certain provisions in the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act until the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) completes a study on the affordability of new flood insurance rates and proposes solutions to avoid severe increases. If Congress does not act quickly, steep rate increases could put flood insurance out of reach for as many as 4 million homeowners and businesses across the country.

Butterfield to Hold HUD Grant Check Presentation and Press Conference in New Bern, Tomorrow

WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 26, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) will present a $400,000 check to the New Bern Housing Authority and the City of New Bern at a press conference on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. at the New Bern Housing Authority, 837 South Front Street.

Meadows Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Habitat for Humanity

Washington, D.C. - November 20, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Representative Mark Meadows (R-NC-11) released the following statement after introducing H.R. 3529, the Protecting Habitat Homeownership Act of 2013, with Representatives Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV-2), Patrick Murphy (D-FL-18) and G.K. Butterfield (D-NC-1).

Hagan Announces Transportation Grants to Help Homeless Veterans in NC

Washington, DC - November 20, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Kay Hagan announced today three federal transportation grants that will be used to aid homeless veterans in North Carolina. Three organizations in North Carolina were awarded grants to purchase a van to provide outreach to homeless veterans and to assist with transportation to medical appointments and employment opportunities.

Census Bureau – North Carolina Housing Market Remained Stable During 2010-12 Post-Recession Period

Raleigh, NC - November 15, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- North Carolina’s housing market remained relatively stable in the post-recession years of 2010-12 according to the American Community Survey (ACS) conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Senator Burr Commends the Passage of the Helping Homeless Veterans Act of 2013

ASHINGTON, D.C. - November 8, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Last night, the United States Senate passed S. 287, the Helping Homeless Veterans Act of 2013 which contained several provisions cosponsored by Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs. This important legislation will help the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) meet its goal to eliminate veteran homelessness by 2015 and address barriers homeless veterans face accessing VA’s homeless programs and becoming permanently housed.

Dog Adoption and Humane Awards

Raleigh, NC - November 8, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Pat McCrory and First Lady Ann McCrory invite you to a Dog Adoption and Humane Awards event at the Executive Mansion on Saturday, November 16, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pets are the heart of many North Carolina homes. An estimated 70 percent of households in North Carolina have at least one companion animal

North Carolina needs economic development strategy that increases household incomes, ensures all regions benefit...

RALEIGH - October 25, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- North Carolina needs a 21st century approach to economic development that is focused on increasing household incomes and ensuring that all regions of the state are able to benefit from economic growth, according to a new report from the Budget & Tax Center, a project of the NC Justice Center.

Stiles Opens First Office in Charlotte and Names Scott MacLaren President of North Carolina...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 22, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and Charlotte, NC – October 22, 2013 – Stiles, a full-service real estate company based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., announced today the opening of a new office in Charlotte, NC along with its core team who is executing all development operations in the region. This is the company’s first office in the Carolinas and will help to facilitate its expansion plans in the Southeast. The Charlotte office operates as a hub for all business within North Carolina and surrounding states, and offers a range of commercial real estate development services for the office, residential, retail and mixed-use market segments.

Governor McCrory Announces Appointments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 16, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- • Frank Gorham (New Hanover County) – Gorham fills the coastal property owner or experience in land development seat. He will serve as chairman of the Commission. Gorham is currently the owner of Sandstone Properties LLC. He earned a J.D. from the University of New Mexico School of Law. Gorham is active in numerous charities and public service. He will serve a two-year term

Supportive Housing Development Funding Opportunity

WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 9, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The North Carolina Housing Finance Agency is pleased to announce the availability of funding for its Supportive Housing Development Program 2014 funding cycle.

Foreclosure Prevention Effort Expanded to Recent Veterans, Furloughed Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 1, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The successful N.C. Foreclosure Prevention Fund has been expanded to help veterans recently separated from service and military or civilian workers who are currently furloughed or facing an impending furlough. The state-designed foreclosure prevention program has already helped nearly14,000 workers who have lost their jobs save their homes. Funding is available to assist another 7,000

McIntyre Announces Over $9 Million For Improvements to Bladen County Multi Family Housing Units

WASHINGTON, D.C. - September 30, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Representative Mike McIntyre announced today $9,330,613 in federal funds to make improvements to six different multi-family housing units in Bladen County.

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How One Agent Is Surviving In Today’s Market

Raleigh, NC - May 23, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- For the 3rd consecutive year in a row Rupert Bryan has not only won all the top awards in the Coldwell Banker Falls Office, but he is also ranked as one of the Top Agents in the Triangle (#18 Triangle Business Journal Residential Realtor)

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New Hanover County, NHRMC Finalize Purchase of Health Department Property

New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) and New Hanover County have executed an agreement for NHRMC to purchase the county’s Health Department property located at 2029 South 17th Street for $19,350,000.