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What’s Religion have to do with American Independence?

Fireworks display captured over the nations capitol

It has been said that July 4 is the most important of secular American holidays. If not for the inclusion of pyrotechnic displays, contemporary observation of our nation’s birth typically looks like any other summertime gathering.

But what is the religious significance of Independence Day?
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How to get a No Money Down USDA mortgage loan in Raleigh

 

Logo of the USDA Rural Development office, par...
Logo of the USDA Rural Development office, part of the Department of Agriculture. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 


What is a USDA Rural Development Loan?

Section 502 loans are primarily used to help low to moderate income individuals or households purchase homes in rural areas. Funds can be used to build, repair, renovate or relocate a home, or to purchase and prepare sites, including providing water and sewage facilities.

In Wake County North Carolina most areas outside city limits are eligible for financing and the 2013 income limits for a household of 4 is $91,850! Continue reading How to get a No Money Down USDA mortgage loan in Raleigh

Koka Booth Amphitheatre – Cary, NC

Koka Booth crowd
Koka Booth crowd (Photo credit: moonlightbulb)

Koka Booth Amphitheatre -Another great reason to call Cary North Carolina home.

From Abba to Alan Jackson to Beer, Bourbon and BBQ, the Koka Booth Amphitheatre, located in the Regency Park area of Cary, hosts a variety of artists and festivals sure to appeal to and appease everyone. Nestled among fourteen acres of hardwoods, the Koka Booth Amphitheatre  sits along the north bank of Symphony Lake. The Amphitheatre stands as if a warehouse has been stripped of its rugged, excluding walls to now exposed spindles spaced about, holding a web of framed steel and transparent glass as its inviting shelter for entertainment. Patrons can either sit on the well-manicured, verdant lawn or seating is available on the charming crescent shaped deck. Continue reading Koka Booth Amphitheatre – Cary, NC

HUD Predicts Some Rents increased by as much as 25% in Raleigh – Cary MSA 2013

English: Downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, 12 ...
English: Downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, 12 October 2008. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

HUD has just published the 2013 Area Median Income limits and the 2013 Fair Market Rents for use in Raleigh – Cary MSA. You may be asking yourself “why should I care about HUD Median Income Limits”?  If your plans to move to Raleigh or Cary include buying, selling or simply renting a home (and by “home” I also mean an apartment) in the Raleigh – Cary Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) this should be very important to you. That is why I’m filing this post under the category of “SAQ” or what I like to call “Should Ask Questions”. Continue reading HUD Predicts Some Rents increased by as much as 25% in Raleigh – Cary MSA 2013