Q: I had hurricane shutters installed in 2000 and received a large discount on my homeowner's insurance. Recently, the insurance company decided to leave Florida. I had a wind-mitigation inspection before getting a new policy, but I did not get the credit because I could not find the certificate stating the wind resistance of the shutters. The company that installed them is long gone, and a call to the county was fruitless. This is costing me a lot of money. Is there anything I can do?
The food market closest to my home recently went out of business and was replaced by a supermarket chain. In most respects, the new store is an improvement over the one it replaced, except for one thing: Its pricing system is permeated by buy-one-get-one-free offers.
Trulia, the real estate search engine, does some interesting studies off the news. One of the latest focused on homeownership, and the fact that the percentage of American adults owning houses has fallen to a 51-year low.
When someone is selling a house, it's only natural they use every means possible to cast their home in the best possible light. But sometimes, sellers can cross the line into deceit. And unfortunately, there are some real estate tricks that can hide flaws in a home for sale. Here are six common tricks to watch out for.
The largest financial transaction most homeowners undertake is their home mortgage, yet very few fully understand how mortgages are priced. The main component of the price is the mortgage interest rate, and it is the only component borrowers have to pay from the day their loan is disbursed to the day it is fully repaid.
Q: We fell in love with a home and have it under contract at a fair but slightly high price. The inspection report highlighted a ton of issues, none of which was revealed on the contract's seller disclosure form. I thought that the seller would need to reveal this information to any future buyers, so I'm suggesting he sell it to us for a discount. Is this how it works?
The town is nearing the end of the years-long process of revising its land development ordinance. The proposed changes would bring the land Duke Energy has purchased in line with the zoning designation required to build a substation there.
Discussion of two new housing developments on rural land south of Fuquay-Varina evolved into a more general discussion of the town’s development philosophy – and why some residents are frustrated with it.
Developers are seizing some of the most promising real estate in Raleigh and growing Wake County suburbs to build self-storage facilities. Some residents and elected leaders say such businesses stifle momentum in blossoming urban areas.
After 18 years in business, Tir Na nOg Irish Pub will close its doors in downtown Raleigh on Sunday, November 22, 2015. The 8000-square-foot restaurant will be leased to its neighbor Bida Manda. Plans are underway to open a brewery, dim sum restaurant, florist shop and bookstore in the space next year.
Tir Na nOg says goodbye
Wendell Falls project back on track
Security camera footage of Faith Hedgepeth on night of murder
N.C. State's Shawn Boone on Wake Forest: 'It will be big'