Wednesday, September 27, 2017


Do you want to live the dream at Sun City Carolina Lakes?  
This is the home you've been waiting for! Gorgeous Surrey Crest w/spectacular view of Carolina Lakes 11th fairway.  Enjoy beautiful sunsets/fabulous views from bright sunroom and custom paved patio.  Patio features pond w/waterfall. Only single level home on golf course side of double cul-de-sac.  Level entry. Custom bookcase/TV/storage cabinet in great room. Hardwood flooring throughout w/tile in bathrooms and sunroom. Plantation shutters. Custom storage cabinets in garage.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Mortgage Rates Strike New 2017 Low

Article Courtesy of REALTOR® MagazineDaily 
Real Estate News | Friday, September 08, 2017 

For the third consecutive week, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged a new year-to-date low.

“The 10-year Treasury yield fell 9 basis points this week,” says Sean Becketti, Freddie Mac’s chief economist. “The 30-year mortgage rate followed, dropping 4 basis points to a year-to-date low of 3.78 percent.”

Freddie Mac reports the following national averages with mortgage rates for the week ending Sept. 7:
  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 3.78 percent, with an average 0.5 point, falling from last week’s previous yearly low of 3.82 percent. Last year at this time, 30-year rates averaged 3.44 percent.
  • 15-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 3.08 percent, with an average 0.5 point, falling from last week’s 3.12 percent average. A year ago, 15-year rates averaged 2.76 percent.
  • 5-year hybrid adjustable-rate mortgages: averaged 3.15 percent, with an average 0.4 point, rising from last week’s 3.14 percent average. A year ago, 5-year ARMs averaged 2.81 percent.
Source: Freddie Mac

Wednesday, September 6, 2017


Carolinas HealthCare Merging With UNC To Form One Of The Largest Medical Giants In America

Article courtesy of Charlotte Stories

Carolinas HealthCare System and UNC Health Care have officially announced plans to create one of the leading non-profit healthcare systems in the nation, by merging a high-performing comprehensive healthcare system with a renowned academically-based enterprise, according to a recent press release.
Their signed Letter of Intent states that “UNCHCS and CHS will come together to create a new organization that blends the best of a high-performing comprehensive healthcare system with a renowned academically-based healthcare enterprise. The joint enterprise will provide solutions for healthcare’s most pressing challenges, including access and affordability, while offering unparalleled clinical expertise tied to a renowned academic enterprise and contributing to our region’s economic vibrancy.”

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Friday, September 1, 2017


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For folks looking for great locations for retirement, here are some links to articles that you might find of interest regarding taxes.  Some are SC specific, while others make comparisons to other states.  There's lots to consider when making your decision about where it would be financially beneficial to call home in your retirement,  including income taxes, sale, use and motor fuel taxes, estate tax, and gift tax.  As you contemplate this important decision, be sure to consult with your financial advisor. 
This report on the 10 best states for retirees was something I posted at my blog in December 2015.

This article was published by AARP in June of this year.

Here's some info from the SC Bar Association:

Here's some information from a group of financial folks at The Balance.  I am not familiar with this group, but their info on the best states for retiring is interesting.

No date on this posting, but it has good info regarding SC taxes.  Not familiar with this group, but they've been promoting the Carolinas since 1986.

This source has lots of great information for those considering the Carolinas.  Additional link through this source: 

Here's an older article I came across with some interesting information.  Like comps for houses, it should be more current, as a lot has changed since 2013 and they need to do an update.  B
ut the info is interesting, none the less.  Gives an idea of things to consider.