November 2009

There are 30 blog entries for November 2009.

New on the market!
645 Condo Club Drive #304, Wilmington, NC 28412
Beautiful 2 BR, 2 BA 3rd floor condo in the desirable Sellars Cove community. With a bright & open floor plan, this move-in ready end unit features vaulted & 9 ft ceilings, large walk-in closets with shelving & more. The kitchen has an abundance of 42' cabinets, tile flooring & an island. The master retreat boasts a private bath with dual vanities & a garden tub. Other details include a terrace, wiring for security system, outside storage space & upgraded 2 inch blinds. The Sellars Cove community offers a pool, changing rooms & optional 1 car garages. Conveniently located close to Carolina & Kure Beach, shopping, restaurants & the Beau Rivage golf course!


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New on the market!
102 Lands End Ct, Hampstead, NC 28443
Beautiful 4 BR, 3 BA home located in the serene Cross Creek community. With an open floor plan featuring high ceilings, decorative column & crown molding, this amazing home is move-in ready. The great room offers a gas log fireplace & vaulted ceiling while the kitchen boasts stainless appliances,an abundance of cabinetry, breakfast bar & spacious dining area. The large master suite showcases a gorgeous double Trey ceiling, walk-in closet & private bath with dual shower heads in the tiled shower & dual vanities. Entertaining is a must in the large fenced backyard including a back deck & canopy covered patio! Other details of this great home situated on a .85 acre setting, include spacious…
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The truly contented man works energetically and faithfully, and accepts all results with an untroubled spirit.

There are three things with which a man should be content: With whatever happens; with his friendships and possessions; and with his pure thoughts. Contented with whatever happens, he will escape grief; with his friendships and possessions, he will avoid anxiety and wretchedness; and with his pure thoughts, he will never go back to suffer and grovel in impurities.

There are three with which a man should not be content: With his opinions; with his character; and with his spiritual condition. Not content with his opinions, he will continually increase in intelligence; not content with his character, he will ceaselessly grow in strength and

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Texting-while-driving ban becomes law

Posted: Jun. 19, 2009

RALEIGH, N.C. &mdashStarting Dec. 1, texting while driving could cost you.

Gov. Bev Perdue on Friday signed into law a bill that bans drivers from text messaging or sending e-mails with their cell phones.

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Texting-while-driving ban becomes N.C. law

Thirteen states and the District of Columbia currently prohibit text messaging by drivers, nearly double the number just four months ago, according to the national Governors Highway Safety Association, which represents state highway safety agencies.

Supporters of the legislation say texting drivers often look down to type or keep an unstable hold on the steering wheel while typing with both hands.

Under the law, drivers would have to

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Published: Wednesday, 25 Nov 2009 | 10:22 AM ET Text Size By: Reuters

Rates on 30-year mortgages dropped in the past week to match a record low set in April, while the 15-year home loan rate fell to a new all-time low, home funding company Freddie Mac said on Wednesday.

Mortgage rates down

The average 30-year rate dropped 0.05 percentage point to 4.78 percent in the week ended Nov. 25, equaling the lowest rate since Freddie Mac started tracking rates weekly in 1971.

"Interest rates for 30-year fixed-rate loans are currently 0.8 percentage points below this year's peak set in mid-June, which shaves roughly $100 off the monthly payments on a $200,000

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Published: Wednesday, 25 Nov 2009 | 10:55 AM ET Text Size By: AP

Sales of new homes rose last month to the highest level in more than a year as strong activity in the South made up for weakness in the rest of the country.

The Commerce Department said Wednesday that sales rose 6.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 430,000 from an upwardly revised 405,000 in September.


Economists surveyed by Thomson Reuters had expected a pace of 410,000. The report tallies signed contracts to buy homes, rather than completed sales.

Home shoppers in October were acting before lawmakers decided to extend a tax credit for first-time buyers

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