Memphis Is About the Whole Hog



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Memphis doesn’t mess around when it comes to BBQ. They call their title BBQ contest the World Championship of BBQ and the most coveted prize is the Whole Hog. But there is a Grand Champion that enters multiple categories. Teams come from around the globe to be judged in the Memphis World Championship of BBQ. […]

Charlotte Home Sales on the Rebound



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Home sales across the Charlotte region have rebounded from a weak spring, rising 3.7 percent in June from a year earlier, and 13.7 percent from May. Prices also showed growth from a year ago.

Memphis Living: It’s more than just a vacation



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There are many good reasons to live in Memphis. People from across the country come here to vacation but when they go home many find a reason to pick up roots to make Memphis a permanent home.

As SFR Ownership Slips, Atlanta Innovates And Prepares For The Future



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Walkable neighborhoods inside the city; new multi-family units replacing aging properties, adding more multi-family construction nearer to the inner city, and building fewer single family houses. The most notable change in Atlanta real estate in many years is the shift away from a focus on single family residential

Charlotte A Great Place to Buy a Home



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With a population of over 775,000 residents set over 297.7 square miles, Charlotte, North Carolina is the largest city in the state, but it’s also one of the most beautiful. If you’re looking to buy a home, the city is certainly an excellent option

Will Data Security Concerns Eradicate Convenient Commerce



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For those of you who’ve had run-ins with unearned credit reporting problems a blog post at CreditReportProblems bears reading. According to that story a new bill may be passed shortly that leads to more accountability when things go awry, or when data breaches cause harm to the innocent.

Freddie Mac Outlines 4 ‘Positive Indicators’ For a Full Housing Recovery



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Economists have pointed to four positive indicators that need to be fulfilled if we’re to say that the housing market has reached a full recovery.

The Best of Memphis a Great Place to Live



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As it should be, Memphis is a pilgrimage for many people from all around the world. They come to visit the birthplace of the blues, soul, and rock-n-roll music. W.C. Handy wrote the first blues music on historic Beale Street. Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, and Johnny Cash all recorded at Sun Records, […]

HAMP Program Show Homeowner Defaults Increasing



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Since the government introduced its Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) approximately 1.25 million homeowners have had their loans modified, but worryingly since then 27% have gone on to re-default on these loans. These figures have come from a quarterly report to Congress and were compiled by the Office of the Special Inspector General for the […]

Memphis Foreclosures and the Market Going Forward



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According to Corelogic data from earlier this year, the Memphis foreclosure rate is 1.48% of the total homeownership market. At the same time, the national average stood at 2.30%. Although the numbers are small, they show the Memphis foreclosure rate is 35.7% lower than the national average. Why the Memphis Foreclosure Rate is Lower Affordability […]