I received this email today from the National Association of Realtors. In short, most feel that if we can assist borrowers in their quest to refinance, that it will help boost the overall economy. FJ

Tell the Senate that the Economic Stimulus Package Must Contain Relief for Homeowners

Dear Franklin,

The much needed and welcome economic stimulus package is now in the hands of the U.S. Senate. But the Senate must include new loan limits on FHA and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans. America’s housing market needs this help.

NAR wants a stimulus package that will be good for America’s home owners now and for future homeowners to come. Take Action and make your position known. Tell Senators DeMint and Graham that including these new loan limits must be included in the economic package

What’s At Stake:By increasing the loan limits, borrowers will see immediate relief with new liquidity in the mortgage market and the nation will see an additional 300,000 home sales. NAR also knows that with an increase in the FHA limit that an additional 138,000 Americans will purchase and 200,000 families refinance their homes safely and affordably

Jan. 28, 2008

New To The Market…

Wheeler Hill Home Hits the Market Today…

This 2-3 year old Charleston style home sports hardwoods, high-smooth ceilings, recessed lighting, 9 ft. doors and an open floor plan. All four bedrooms have their own private baths, with granite countertops. Combine the open plan with the double decks, it makes for a great home for entertaining.
Of course, being in Wheeler Hill, this home is 5 minutes to anything downtown.


Obama Wins SC!

January 27, 2008 Filed Under The Shot Written by The Shot

With 0% in, and after the polls have been closed for only 1 minute, the AP has projected Barack Obama the winner of the SC Primary

January 25, 2008

January 23 &24, 2008

January 22, 2008

Six Neighborhoods on Lockdown? Maybe…

Cottontown, Heathwood, Hollywood/Rose Hill, Shandon, Sherwood Forest, Wales Garden; Progress serves you well. I hope City Council will too…

Let’s refresh… A few weeks ago, the Planning Commission thought it would be wise to make it such that it should take 50%+1 of a particular neighborhood, to move toward a “historical designation.” Most folks thought this was a fair at best, uncomfy at worst and all together not awful plan.

Marc Mylott, the City Zoning Administrator, is going to publicly defy this plan Wednesday at 10a.m. (every one’s attendance encouraged). Mr. Mylott, is going to argue that he has a better way. He may argue that it should be up to City Council, solely. He may argue that it should only take 50%+1, of whoever attends a particular neighborhood meeting in a school gym. Who knows? Whatever his argument, I’m going to try to attend.

I think Mr. Mylott is worried that, under the plan that’s on the table, Shandon is unattainable. With Shandon sporting 1,600+ homes, he’s afraid he won’t be able to attain the necessary 800+ signatures. Apparently, he’s going to attempt to control your shutters a different way.

Before a property rights debate begins, should someone suggest that since our neighborhoods are “Associations,” that we dare bring up the idea of HOA fees? Should each association begin collecting fees related to square footage, property footage or how many bedrooms a house contains? Hmmm…. Of course, I’m not advocating an HOA fee, but I would think the notion would raise a few eyebrows.

There is no perfect answer that will please everyone. However, I’m going to be pretty peeved if I have to submit a plan, to paint our dang shutters black.

January 21, 2008