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Homes4NC was established in 2004 by the NC Association of REALTORS to promote safe and
affordable housing in NC.  Homes4NC is a 501(c)(3) foundation and your donation
is tax deductible to the extent provided by law.

 

Dream House Celebration in Black Mountain Slated for Oct. 17

Celebrate affordable housing in the mountains by attending the Home4NC Dream House celebration on Oct. 17 in Black Mountain.  As sponsors of the Dream House, Thomas McClain of Home Sweet Home Land Management Group and The Settings of Black Mountain will donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the Dream House to support our affordable housing efforts. More...

Congressman Butterfield to Give Keynote Address at Housing Awards Program

U.S. Congressman G.K. Butterfield will be joining Homes4NC on Oct. 20 in Cary as REALTORS
and other housing leaders honor the winners of the 2008 Homes4NC Affordable Housing Achievement Awards. Be sure to register for this premier awards program before Oct. 13. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Diane Greene.



Come "Party with a Purpose" on Oct. 17
at the Dream House celebration in Black Mountain. Network with other housing
leaders and show your support for
affordable housing while enjoying this
beautiful Parade of Homes standout.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Ellen Hunter Book Signing to Benefit Homes4NC
Come meet North Carolina's Ellen Elizabeth Hunter, author of the popular murder mystery series set in historic Wilmington at the
NC REALTORS Convention & Expo on Oct. 6 from 1-4 pm.. She will be autographing copies of your favorite books --  from "Murder on the Candlelight Tour" to her newest novel, "Christmas Wedding -- and donating a portion of the proceeds to Homes4NC.

Oct. 16-17 - NC Affordable Housing Conference, Durham
Oct. 20 - Affordable Housing Achievement Awards, Cary

IN THE NEWS

REALTOR Associations Support Cancelled Golf Tournament
A special thanks goes out to the REALTOR associations in Durham, Greensboro, Pinehurst/Southern Pines, Raleigh and Wilmington who asked us to keep their contributions from the REALTORS Charity Challenge even though it was cancelled. During the tough times we all are facing, it's gratifying to see this level of dedication and commitment.  Thank you!


NAR Chief Economist: All Things In Place to Create Mortgage Availability
Existing-home sales were down in August as tight mortgage credit curtailed activity, according to NAR. However, NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun urged consumers to keep in mind that the recent drop in interest rates is an immediate impact of recent government action.  With higher loan limits and a beefing up of the FHA program, Yun expects that the mechanisms are now falling into place to give the market just what it needs to recuperate.
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Winter May Worsen Energy Costs
After a summer of high energy costs, winter promises more of the same. Only higher. The price of all major energy sources used to heat homes in this state is going up: electricity, natural gas, propane and heating oil. More...

Homes4NC Featured on State Government Radio
Tom Smith, past president and current secretary of Homes4NC, discusses Homes4NCs positive impact on housing affordability in North Carolina.  This interview was featured recently on State Government Radio. More...

 

North Carolina Association of REALTORS Housing Opportunity Foundation
4511 Weybridge Lane, Greensboro, NC 27407
Phone: 336.294.1415 | Fax: 336.299.7872
Diane Greene, Director of Community Outreach
E-Mail: dgreene@ncrealtors.org