Independence Day Celebrations Across the Triangle!

Here are Independence Day Events for the Greater Raleigh Area!

Enjoy parades, music festivals, great food and fireworks all weekend long.

Apex: FREE Downtown Party & Parade 

Sat., July 3rd, Salem St., 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Cary: FREE Fireworks, Concert & Celebration

Sun., July 4th, Koka Booth Amphitheatre, Gates open at 3:00 p.m. Fireworks after dark

Sat., July 3rd, Olde Time Celebration, Bond Metro Park Waterfront, 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Carrboro: FREE Games, Food & Entertainment

Sun., July 4th, Weaver St. Market, 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Chapel Hill: FREE Fireworks, Music & Food

Sun., July 4th, UNC Kenan Stadium Concert, Gates open at 7:00 p.m. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Clayton: FREE Fireworks, Music & Games

Sat., July 3rd, Municipal Park on Stallings St., Activities start at 4:00 p.m.

Durham: Fireworks & Music (Tickets required)

Sat., July3rd, Durham Bulls Ball Park, Gates open at 6:00 p.m. Fireworks after game

Fuquay-Varina: FREE Fireworks, Music & Carnival

Sat., July 3rd, South Park, Gates open at 6:00 p.m. Fireworks after dark

Garner: FREE Fireworks & Music

Sat., July 3rd, Lake Benson, Gates open at 5:00 p.m. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Holly Springs: FREE Fireworks, Music & Activities for Kids

Mon., July 5th, Womble Park, 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Morrisville: Pancake Breakfast (tickets required)

Sat., July 3rd, Morrisville Community Park, Pancake Breakfast 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Raleigh: FREE Fireworks, Music & Food

Sun., July 4th, NC Fairgrounds, Gates open at 5:00 p.m. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

Wake Forest: Fireworks, Music & Food ($5.00 fee)

Sat., July 3rd, Heritage High School, Gates open at 5:30p.m. Fireworks after dark

Mon., July 5th, Free Children’s Parade at 10:30 a.m. on North Main Street

Greater Raleigh Area: July 4, 2009 & Indpendence Day Weekend Events

j0384894Here are Independence Day Events for the Greater Raleigh Area!

Enjoy parades, music festivals, great food and fireworks all weekend long.

Apex: FREE Downtown Birthday Party & Parade (page 18)

Sat., July 4th, Salem St., 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Cary: FREE Fireworks, Concert & Celebration

Sat., July 4th, Koka Booth Amphitheatre, Gates open at 3:00 p.m. Fireworks after dark

Sat., July 4th, Olde Time Celebration, Bond Metro Park Waterfront, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Carrboro: FREE Games, Food & Entertainment

Sat., July 4th, Weaver St. Market, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Chapel Hill: FREE Fireworks, Music & Food

Sat., July 4th, UNC Kenan Stadium Concert, Gates open at 7:00 p.m. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Clayton: FREE Fireworks, Music & Games

Sat., July 4th, Municipal Park on Stallings St., Acitivities start at 4:00 p.m. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

Durham: Fireworks & Music (Tickets required)

Sat., July 4th, Durham Bulls Ball Park, Gates open at 6:00 p.m. Fireworks after game

Fuquay-Varina: FREE Fireworks, Music & Carnival

Fri., July 3rd, South Park, Gates open at 6:00 p.m. Fireworks after dark

Garner: FREE Fireworks & Music

Fri., July 3rd, Lake Benson, Gates open at 5:00 p.m. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Holly Springs: FREE Fireworks, Music & Ice Cream

Sun., July 5th, Womble Park, 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

Morrisville: FREE Fireworks & Pancake Breakfast (tickets required)

Fri., July 3rd, Morrisville Community Park, Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Sat., July 4th, Morrisville Community Park, Pancake Breakfast 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Raleigh: FREE Fireworks, Music & Food

Sat., July 4th, NC Fairgrounds, Gates open at 2:30 p.m. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

Wake Forest: Fireworks, Music & Food ($5.00 fee)

Fri., July 3rd, Rolesville High School, Gates open at 5:30p.m. Fireworks after dark

Sat., July 4th, Free Children’s Parade at 10:30 a.m. on North Main and West Juniper Ave.

Information to have on hand for the Affordable Home Program

Hi Friends,

 

We are passing along some valuable information on the Home Affordable Initiative. If you feel like you have a friend, family member or co-worker who might benefit from this program during these difficult economic times, then use the list below from Debbie Sheets with SunTrust as a resource for getting started. Please know that any lender can do a Home Affordable Initiative Loan also known as a DU Refi Plus.  Loan modification’s where the homeowner is currently delinquent and/or experiencing hardship must be done by their specific loan servicer. 

 

Items to Gather for Home Affordable Initiative Loan

 

·         2 recent pay stubs for all persons currently on the loan

·         2008 federal tax return, all pages & schedules for all persons currently on the loan

·         Type of property (manufactured, townhouse, condominium, etc…)

·         Do you have a second mortgage or home equity on the home?  If so provide a copy of the most recent statement.  We need this information regardless of balance.

·         Do you have Mortgage Insurance on your loan? 

·         Do you currently occupy the home as your primary residence?

·         If SunTrust does not service your loan please provide the name of your servicer as well as their customer service contact number.

·         Have you been more than 30 days late within the last 12 months on your primary or secondary mortgage?

·         Do you have additional mortgages outside of the ones on your primary home?

·         Go to www.suntrustmortgage.com/dsheets & apply on line.  For any items you do not know just enter “Do not know”.  I will call you to fill in the blanks.

 

Please write the answers to your questions on this document & return fax to 1-866-458-2942 along with all requested documentation.  You do not need a cover page. 

 

SunTrust Mortgage will begin to review applications for the Home Initiative Loan beginning April 4, 2009.  Prior to that date we are unable to give you an answer as to qualification or approval. 

 

Applicants who return all the above documentation & complete an application on-line will be considered on a first come first serve basis.  If information is missing you will be contacted.  The review process begins once we have all information.  This process allows us to help as many people as possible.

  

Debbie Sheet, Mortgage Consultant

Debbie.Sheets@suntrust.com

919-616-2868 or 252-756-3912

 

 

Loan Modification & Foreclosure Help for Raleigh Area

Loan Modification & Home Affordable Program

 

If you are trying to make your home mortgage affordable, behind on payments or even facing foreclosure, then consider reviewing the information below about Obama’s Home Affordable Program.  On April 4th many mortgage service providers like SunTrust and Wells Fargo will begin reviewing applications for the affordable initiative.  Here are some highlights of the programs:

 

Loan Refinance Program:

 

Under this program homeowners can refinance home loans that Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae own or guarantee.  The program can help people who are currently making their loan payments, have stable income and have a higher loan to value ratio due to declining market values.

 

If you don’t know if you have a government sponsored loan (GSE) then call or visit:

 

Loan Modification Program:

 

This program allows loan modifications for homeowner-occupants who are having a hardship, in default or close to defaulting on their loan. The entity that services the loan must be the one to preform the modification, especially if you are in default. So contact your lender to start the process.

 

Visit our special blog posting for information to have on hand for when applying for the Affordable Program.

Visit this site http://makinghomeaffordable.gov/  for more information about eligibility and program details.

Charming Clayton, NC Home with Open Floor Plan

breeze-wayThis lovely two-story 4 bedroom/2.5 bath home shows like new!  With a bright, open-airy floor plan, it has 3000 square feet of well-designed living space.  Enter foyer to formal living/dining area with hardwood floors. Spacious 19.5×20 family room features corner gas-log fireplace & opens to bright breakfast area.  The kitchen features black appliances (side-by-side refrigerator, built-in microwave, dishwasher, & smooth-top range), has plenty of counter space, and a large pantry.  Spacious 1st floor laundry/mud room. The 19.9×19 master is HUGE with a vaulted ceiling, bath with separate shower & garden tub, & large walk-in closet. Spacious secondary bedrooms w/WICs. Two car finished garage & patio.  Interior of home has been freshly painted, the yard has nice landscaping, and rear fence to be completed by Seller. Home is in move-in condition & ready for quick closing!

Address: 1037 Breeze Lane, Clayton
MLS: 1647472
Price: $199,900

2009 Hayrides, Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes & Harvest Farms

Looking for some fall fun for this month? Here is a list of the most popular spots for pumpkin picking, hayrides and corn mazes. 

 

 

Ganyard Hill Farms
Durham, 919-596-8728
Open through Oct. 31
The hours of Operation are Monday thru Saturday 9:00am-6:00pm
Sundays 10:00am-6:00pm

Green Level Gourd Farm
Cary, 919-387-7352
3800 Green Level Rd
Open through Oct. 31

Gross Farm
Sanford, 919-498-6727
Open through Nov. 1 

Halloween Trail
Durant Nature Park South Entrance, Raleigh
919-870-2871
Oct. 24-25

Hill Ridge Farms
Youngsville, 919-556-1771
Open in October

Ken’s Korny Corn Maze
Garner, 919-779-4765
Open through Nov. 15

Lazy O Farm
Smithfield, 919-934-1132

The Maze at Hector’s Creek
Fuquay Varina, 919-552-0823
Open through Nov. 8

McKee’s Cornfield Maze
Rougement, 919-732-8065
Open through Nov. 1

Porter Farms & Nursery
Willow Spring, 919-567-0504
Open through Oct. 31
The hours of operation are Monday thru Friday 8:30am-9:00pm
Saturdays 8:00am-9:00pm, and Sundays 12:00 noon-9:00pm.

Ragan & Holly’s Pumpkin Patch
Apex, 919-362-5800
Corner of Hwy. 751 and Lewter Shop Rd

Vollmer Farm
Bunn, 919-496-3076
Open through Nov. 2

Clayton Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch & Haunted House
Boyette Farm
Opens Sept. 25
919-553-0016

4th of July Events in the Raleigh Area

Happy Independence Day!

We have collected all the upcoming 4th of July events for the Greater Raleigh area. Check out our website for your town’s events. Some towns are celebrating on the 3rd, 4th or even the 5th!  Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to see fireworks, listen to live music and hang out with friends and family.

Town’s Include: Raleigh, Holly Springs, Cary, Fuquay Varina, Clayton, Garner, Carrboro, Wake Forest, Apex, Garner, Chapel Hill, Durham, Morrisville,

Best Wishes for a fabulous holiday weekend!

Linda Trevor & Company