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Nine Carolina Cities Make Improving Markets List for April

US MapNine cities in North and South Carolina made the list of housing markets showing measurable improvement in April. Compiled by the National Association of Home Builders and First American Improving Markets Index (IMI), April’s list included 101 metropolitan areas across the nation.

Seven North Carolina cities:  Burlington, Charlotte, Goldsboro, Greensboro, Greenville, Rocky Mount and Winston-Salem made the list. Charleston and Spartanburg made the list for South Carolina.

The IMI identifies metro areas that show increases over a six month period for each of the respective lows related to employment, housing permits and house prices. The data is collected from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the US Census Bureau and Freddie Mac. The list of 101 cities is up from the 99 listed in March, with 11 slipping from the list and 13 new ones being added.

“While housing markets across the country continue to struggle under the weight of overly tight lending conditions and other challenges, the April IMI indicates that at least 101 individual metros are showing measurable and consistent signs that they are headed in the right direction,” said NAHB Chairman Barry Rutenberg. “A total of 35 states are now represented on the list, with 10 states having four or more entries. This positive news is in line with what our builder members have observed regarding firming conditions and improved buyer interest in certain locations.”

The National Association of Home Builders is a trade organization of 140,000 plus members involved in multifamily construction, home building, subcontracting, remodeling, housing finance, property management, building product manufacturing, design and more. NAHB builder members are expected to be involved in 80 percent of new housing projects this year.

If you’re interested in buying a home in one of these booming cities in North Carolina or South Carolina, visit Carolina Real Estate Forum.

Why You Should Cover Your Carolina Home With an Umbrella

Happy family with umbrellaWhy should your home need an umbrella? Well, when litigation rains (and it seems to reign king in society these days), you’re going to want to make sure your home and all your assets are covered. An umbrella policy may be the extra coverage you need.

Especially for homes and families that have pools, dogs, teenagers, motorcycles, boats or RVs, lawsuits are the rain cloud that’s always hovering nearby. One accident, and you could end up paying with your current assets and your future earnings.

Homeowners insurance and auto insurance will cover some liability, but they have there limits. According to the

Equifax Personal Finance Blog, that’s where an umbrella policy steps in. It protects assets and income when the limits on your basic policies have been reached, plus it will step into some situations your other policies won’t touch.

The Equifax article, written by insurance expert Linda Rey, is titled “

Umbrella Insurance: The FAQs.”  It says that some things an umbrella policy might cover where you would otherwise be left on your own are overseas claims, non-business-related personal injury cases, and liabilities that occur off your property.

Umbrella policies are sold in increments of $1 million, and you may think you don’t need one because you simply don’t own that much stuff. However, when you add the value of your Carolina home with your investments, assets, future earnings potential and even your future pension income, you may be surprised at how much you have to lose.

The good news is that you may be able to get a discount on your policy. Try purchasing auto, home and umbrella insurance from one provider, and you should receive a cut in your premiums. And that doesn’t count what you will save on peace of mind.

For more details on umbrella policies and to make comments or ask questions of the experts, visit the

Equifax Personal Finance Blog.

McCar Homes Builds Consumer Confidence

Looking for a guarantee? Well, McCar Homes has one. McCar homes is launching their Assurance Guarantee, which assures that new homeowners recieve the lowest available base price at the time of closing with a 90-day interest rate lock and 15-year warranty. For those that have been hesitant about purchasing a new home in today’s market, you can rest assured with this extraordinary offer from McCar. As a new homebuilder in the Carolinas, McCar obviously goes above and beyond to provide its customers with the most positive experience. This guarantee is offered in Columbia and Greensville, SC,  and Charlotte, Greensboro and Raleigh, NC.

Another way McCar homes shows that they care for their clients is if the base price of a home is reduced between the time of contract and the time of closing they will honor the new base price. Continue reading

School Supply Drive This Saturday, August 2nd!

Greensboro New Home at Robbins Brook

In honor of the upcoming school year, McCar Homes’ Robbins Brook community is having a school supply drive this Saturday, August 2, 2008. The event will last from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. and everyone is welcome to stop by and make a donation. All school supplies are welcome and donations will go to benefit Guilford county school children. Each person that donates will receive a 30-day free trial membership to Rush Fitness Complex. Food will be provided and anyone can enter to win Wet ‘N Wild tickets. Local radio station 98.7 Simon will be broadcasting live from the event and will be donating additional prizes.
While you’re at Robbins Brook, be sure to look around the community. Take notice of the fantastic location in the heart of the Triad. If you get truly inspired, Continue reading

McCar Homes Offers Assurance Guarantee

McCar Homes is offering buyer insurance in their Carolina communities. Called the Assurance Guarantee, it allows homeowners to feel confident that they made a sound investment and the right choice for their families. The Assurance Guarantee ensures that homeowners receive the lowest base price at the time of closing. Homeowners also receive a 90 day interest lock and a 15 year warranty on their home. Every single luxury home built by McCar is a high-quality house that you can be confident will last, and this warranty shows that they truly stand behind their homes. The warranty covers any constructional defects as well as all structural elements. How often does a company come along that really allows you to buy a new home with complete peace of mind? As always the McCar communities are top of the line with incredible amenities to give you and your family a place to play and grow together.