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Tax Credit Expires, But Buyers Still Have Savings Options

Posted by Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage on April 30, 2010 in  uncategorized
There are mere hours left to finish negotiating your contract if you want to take advantage of the federal home buyer tax credit. However, if you miss the deadline, you may still be able to save up to $8,000.Members of the U.S. military, foreign service, and intelligence communities have an extra year to take advantage of the credit, but that's ONLY if they were on extended duty (90 days or more) between Jan. 1, 2009 and Apr. 30, 2010.Also, ANY home buyers that buy homes participating in the Coldwell Banker Buyer B... read more

Coldwell Banker Extends Benefits of Home Buyer Tax Credit With "Buyer Bonus" Sales Event

Posted by Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage on April 27, 2010 in  uncategorized
Thousands of Sellers to Offer Credit Up to $8,000 from May 1 Until July 31, 2010 To find participating homes, please visit or contact Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty. PARSIPPANY, N.J. (April 26, 2010) — Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC today announced the launch of its Buyer Bonus Sales Event, a national promotion intended to build on the momentum of the soon-to-expire federal homebuyer tax credit. In a recent survey of Coldwell Banker Real Estate professionals, nearly half indicat... read more

Home Sales Boosted by Homebuyer Tax Credit

Posted by Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage on April 26, 2010 in  uncategorized
Buyers responding to the homebuyer tax credit and favorable affordability conditions boosted existing-home sales in March, marking the beginning of an expected spring surge, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Existing-home sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family, townhomes, condominiums, and co-ops, rose 6.8% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.35 million units in March from 5.01 million in February, and are 16.1% above the 4.61 million-unit level in March 2009. NAR... read more

Forbes Ranks Jacksonville NC #1 City for Jobs

Posted by Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage on April 23, 2010 in  uncategorized
Jacksonville, North Carolina is America’s best place to get a job, according to Forbes magazine. The 2010 list of “Best Cities For Jobs” was released this week. Last week Forbes also ranked Jacksonville #75 in its list of “Best Small Places For Business and Careers.” According to Forbes’ Joel Kotkin, Jacksonville’s economy grew 1.4% last year and government jobs there grew 3.3%. Those numbers wouldn’t have been a big deal a few years ago, but they’re exceptional considering the negative growth in many places acro... read more

“Cash for Appliances” Expected to Boost NC Economy

Posted by Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage on April 22, 2010 in  uncategorized
North Carolina shoppers only have four days to take advantage of a "Cash for Appliances" program offering 15% off new Energy Star appliances. Some local retailers are staying open longer and offering extra discounts to cash in on the anticipated rush. North Carolina chose Earth Day to kick off the NC Energy Efficient Appliance Replacement and Rebate Program. The program offers North Carolina residents a 15% instant savings when they purchase new Energy Star clothes washers, dishwashers, refrigerators & freezers... read more



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