Saturday, January 28, 2023

Thinking About A New Home? “Be Boring!”

Are you planning to purchase a new property in the near future? Congratulations! But please also take the advice of real estate experts and “Be Boring!” Many home purchase transactions can get bogged down unnecessarily....

Why Does My Mortgage Credit Score Not Match My Free Scores?

A borrower’s credit rating plays a pivotal role in his or her ability to secure an attractive loan.  In addition to overall approval, the rate and duration of the loan can be affected by...

Jonesboro Journeys Through Time

Last week, when we began our visit to the prominent past of what is now Jonesboro Heights, we mentioned Jonesboro's origins as a "railroad town." C.H. Russell (pictured) held court in the train depot...

Here’s To A Healthy Thanksgiving

For many of us, the Thanksgiving meal is the best dining experience of the year ... but there's no reason why it can't be a healthy experience too! Here are some things to keep...

New Tax Law Makes Homes More Affordable For 1st Time Buyers

Accountants, tax planners, bookkeepers, payroll companies and the public at-large are still trying to unpack all the implications of the new tax law.  Guidance issued this week by the American Institute for Public Bookkeepers (AIPB)...

Ready To Be “Heart Smart?” Visit The CCH Healthy Heart Fair

Central Carolina Hospital (sponsor of our Wellness Wednesday feature) will be hosting its 4th annual Healthy Heart Fair on Valentine's morning, from 7-10am. The event has become an important part of the community's emphasis...

Karen Voelz – East Lee Middle School

Our Welcome To Sanford Lee County Teacher of the Week is Karen Voelz of East Lee Middle School. Mrs. Voelz has only been at East Lee for two years, but she is a true...

Apply Good Sense To Appliance Purchases

One often overlooked big ticket expense in households is home appliances. Total up the cost of items such as refrigerators, washers, dryers and stoves and the cumulative number can get pretty big. Fortunately there...

Student Debt Isn’t A Failing Grade For Home Buyers

There's no question that our country has more cumulative student debt than at any time in history, but a potential home buyer should never view this burden as a financial stumbling block to a...

Back To School Tips For Elementary Students

For the vast majority of elementary school students, first day of school is less than a month away. While it’s tempting to hang on to every last minute of summer, educators and child health...

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