Zillow Advice RSS: Discussion-Guide,Investing,NC http://www.zillow.com/advice/NC/home-buying-investing/discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate NC Insurance Rate Increase spread over a 3-year period http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/NC-Insurance-Rate-Increase-spread-over-a-3-year-period/470226/ &nbsp;BREAKING NEWS:<br/>In November 2012, North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin and insurance companies have come to an agreement that allows for a statewide average increase of 13.2 percent for dwelling fire and extended coverage policies, spread over a three-year period.<br \><br \>1 reply Mon, 03 Dec 2012 13:32:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/NC-Insurance-Rate-Increase-spread-over-a-3-year-period/470226/ 2012-12-03T13:32:00Z Charlotte Investor looking for foreclosure Specialist http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Charlotte-Investor-looking-for-foreclosure-Specialist/455530/ <p>I am still looking for the best agent in town that would like to work with a very wealthy group of investors, but willing to do the leg work.</p><br/><br/><p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p><br/><br/><p class="MsoNormal">I am working with a nationwide group of investors and have access to over $500,000 in cash funds looking and considering investing here in Charlotte, buying REO properties.&nbsp;</p><br/><br/><br \><br \>4 replies Tue, 14 Aug 2012 19:55:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Charlotte-Investor-looking-for-foreclosure-Specialist/455530/ 2012-08-14T19:55:00Z Market UP or Down in 2012 http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Market-UP-or-Down-in-2012/423247/ Tell us your area and what do you think up Or down and why.<br \><br \>22 replies Thu, 17 Nov 2011 19:24:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Market-UP-or-Down-in-2012/423247/ 2011-11-17T19:24:00Z Nags Head Beach Nourishment http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Nags-Head-Beach-Nourishment/421464/ <p class="MsoNormal">Nags Head Beach Nourishment complete as of October 27, 2011<br/><br/>Here is the nourishment by the numbers:</p><p class="MsoNormal">&middot; 4.6 million cubic yards of sand used</p><p class="MsoNormal">&middot; Spans 10 miles of Oceanfront</p><p class="MsoNormal">&middot; 5 months to complete</p><p align="left" class="MsoNormal">&middot; Total cost of $37 million<br/><br/><strong>Long-Term Payoff&nbsp; PRICELESS!</strong><br/><strong><br/><img imageid="X1-IA1vby7anezjslt_efqan" uploadtype="new" imagetype="8" src="http://photos1.zillow.com/is/image/i0/i9/i8968/IS1vby7aney586b.jpg?op_sharpen=1&amp;qlt=90&amp;size=250,300"/><br/>&nbsp;</strong></p><br \><br \>1 reply Wed, 02 Nov 2011 13:18:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Nags-Head-Beach-Nourishment/421464/ 2011-11-02T13:18:00Z Outer Banks Market Statis June 2011 http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Outer-Banks-Market-Statis-June-2011/409243/ <p>These market stats should give you a general idea how much money you need to get into the current Outer Banks housing market.</p><p><strong><em>For June, 2011&nbsp;</em></strong></p><p><em>Average Residential Sold Price&nbsp;at $362,472</em></p><p><em>Average Oceanfront Residential Sold Price at $828,642</em></p><p><em>Average Soundfront Residential Sold Price at $455,000</em></p><p><em>Average Canalfront Residential Sold Price at $254,977</em></p><p><em>Average Semi-oceanfront Residential Sold Price at&nbsp;$562,200</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em><strong>Source: OBAR MLS</strong></em></p><br \><br \>1 reply Thu, 28 Jul 2011 04:40:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Outer-Banks-Market-Statis-June-2011/409243/ 2011-07-28T04:40:00Z Is it time to buy at the Beach? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-time-to-buy-at-the-Beach/403429/ Yes, people who are buying properties are getting great deals.&nbsp; Prices are very low and there is a lot of value out there in the market.&nbsp;&nbsp; People who buy today are getting a good deal, and are usually primed for some appreciation in the near future.&nbsp; But working in this business every day has taught me one thing, <strong>Buy Value today and this property will be Valued a lot more in the future.</strong>&nbsp; Yes, homes that sold for $200,000 are selling for $100,000 but how about properties that used to be valued at $400,000 and above are now selling for the $200,000 range.&nbsp; I would say the potential range of appreciation is much larger in the higher priced homes, than compared to the lower priced fixer uppers etc.&nbsp; If you are buying today, <em>Purchase something with a water view, ocean view, marsh view, golf course view etc.&nbsp;&nbsp; You'll be much happier than other buyers in the next 5 years!&nbsp;</em><br \><br \>5 replies Wed, 15 Jun 2011 19:27:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-time-to-buy-at-the-Beach/403429/ 2011-06-15T19:27:00Z Good news for the OBX Vacation Rental Home Market http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Good-news-for-the-OBX-Vacation-Rental-Home-Market/385025/ Highest growth markets include Maryland's Eastern Shore, <strong>North Carolina's Outer Banks</strong>, Maine, Las Vegas and Washington State. &nbsp;These markets all are predicting greater than 20% growth in 2011.<br \><br \>9 replies Tue, 08 Feb 2011 18:23:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Good-news-for-the-OBX-Vacation-Rental-Home-Market/385025/ 2011-02-08T18:23:00Z Buy Your Vacation Home NOW! http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buy-Your-Vacation-Home-NOW/360430/ <p class="MsoNormal">If you already own a house, you probably have a pretty good idea about the rights, responsibilities, and financial obligations of homeownership. And if your experience as a homeowner has been a generally positive one, you might have toyed with the idea of buying a second piece of property.<br/><br/>Why should you consider buying a <a rel="nofollow" href="http://realestate.aol.com/information/vacation-homes">second home</a>? Four reasons spring to mind: <strong>finances, fun, family and the future</strong>.<br/><br/></p><p class="MsoNormal">Oh, and there's one other reason to purchase a second home sooner rather than later: With the soft real estate market nationwide, right now you can get a real bargain on a home!</p><br \><br \>2 replies Mon, 02 Aug 2010 11:03:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buy-Your-Vacation-Home-NOW/360430/ 2010-08-02T11:03:00Z Where is a good place in NC to invest in rental property? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-is-a-good-place-in-NC-to-invest-in-rental-property/213168/ I'm interested in buying some rental property. I have about 30,000 to put down (not a hard limit) so at 20 percent I'm looking at places in the $150,000 range. Ideally, I'd like to buy a multi-unit building, but I don't know if that's possible in my price range. If not, I would look for a single-family home.<br/><br/>I live in CA, but I'm considering investing out of state. I'm attracted to NC because it seems affordable, has several major universities, and has a mixed economy with an emphasis on research and technology -- good basis for economic growth.<br/><br/>I guess the two major areas are Charlotte and Raleigh? Within those areas, what are the best neighborhoods to look at? Are there other areas I should look at? Any "gotchas" or pitfalls to watch out for in NC investing?<br/><br/>Any insights or advice would be greatly appreciated.<br/><br/>Thanks!<br/><br/>Ethan<br \><br \>4 replies Sat, 21 Mar 2009 01:45:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-is-a-good-place-in-NC-to-invest-in-rental-property/213168/ 2009-03-21T01:45:00Z Community Development Affects Downtown Raleigh Real Estate http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Community-Development-Affects-Downtown-Raleigh-Real-Estate/234697/ <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.raleighrealestatedirectory.com/Community-Development-Affects-Downtown-Raleigh-Real-Estate"><img uploadtype="new" imagetype="8" imageid="X1-IAvc4neb87lhg1_khgfu" src="http://images2.zillow.com/is/image/i0/i1/i1340/ISvc4neb866x0j.jpg?op_sharpen=1&amp;qlt=90&amp;size=250,300"/><br/><strong>Community Development Affects Downtown Raleigh Real Estate</strong></a><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.raleighrealestatedirectory.com/Community-Development-Affects-Downtown-Raleigh-Real-Estate"><img uploadtype="new" imagetype="8" imageid="X1-IAvc4luimqxmkx_k9110" src="http://images3.zillow.com/is/image/i0/i1/i1340/ISvc4luimpj25f.jpg?op_sharpen=1&amp;qlt=90&amp;"/></a><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.raleighrealestatedirectory.com/Community-Development-Affects-Downtown-Raleigh-Real-Estate"><img uploadtype="new" imagetype="8" imageid="X1-IA12qkeo6ak3q1d_kd8qf" src="http://images3.zillow.com/is/image/i0/i1/i1340/IS12qkeo6aip5lv.jpg?op_sharpen=1&amp;qlt=90&amp;size=250,300"/></a><br \><br \>0 replies Thu, 14 May 2009 01:02:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Community-Development-Affects-Downtown-Raleigh-Real-Estate/234697/ 2009-05-14T01:02:00Z