Archives: December 2008

It is the most wonderful time of the year!

This truly is the most wonderful time of the year – I love Christmas and New Years as it reminds me of the best part of the holidays – family!  Okay so some of you may say “Family – come hang with my family and see if you say that?”  Okay well family dynamics are always interesting but I am sure you appreciate your family as well this time of year.

I like to use this time of year to reflect on the wonderful things we have in our lives – with friends and family being at the top of the list!  Whether you have a big family or small family, are starting your own family with kids (like my husband and I) or seeing your kids now all grown up, family is for me what makes the holidays special.

Families truly do make a house a home and a home is the foundation of every family!  At home is where most of the memories and traditions surrounding the holidays take place.  I think it is this reason why I love working in real estate and working with families to find that perfect home.  Everytime I show a home I try to envision where the Christmas tree will go and how the exterior will look decorated with lights.  And when selling a home I realize that a family is not getting ready to just sell a house but close a chapter on many years of holiday memories and traditions.

So with that in mind I wish everyone a happy and healthy holiday season.  Treasure the time you have with families and friends and the home that those many great memories and traditons will take place in!

Happy Holidays!

Jenn Nowalk – Your Raleigh Realtor

Even LOWer Mortgage Rates Coming Soon?

Now truly is a great time to buy a house but that time may get even better in the near future.  There is talk of the federal government helping the challenged housing market by introducing a fixed 4.5% interest rate. Now that is an interest rate and program that would get a lot of buyers off the sidelines and fast!

Here is one small excerpt from an article about the proposed plan –  “Under one proposal, Treasury would seek to lower the rate on a 30-year mortgage to 4.5 percent by purchasing mortgage-backed securities from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Scott Talbott, chief lobbyist at the Financial Services Roundtable, said Wednesday.”

This could be the major boost that the housing market needs to lower inventory and get the housing market back to being the needed strong foundation of the economy.  To read the full article on the proposal plan please click here.  If you have any further questions or need information please feel free to contact me as I am here to help with all your real estate needs!

Jenn Nowalk – Raleigh Realtor/Broker