Blog :: 02-2009

Maggie Valley Home For Sale Reduced $30,000!

170 Panoramic Loop
Maggie Valley, NC 28751

(828) 926-5200
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Reduced $30,000! Gorgeous Like New Log Home in popular Crockett`s Meadow! This home offers everything including an open floor plan, stone fireplace, view from every room, wrap around covered deck, view of stream, and the easiest access in Maggie Valley. You will be impressed with the detailed finishes of this home. There is also plenty of storage with a large crawl space. If you want great views, a great house, and easy access this is it!

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IOUSA Movie

This is a 30 minute short of the very important movie.

Try to catch it on CNN if you can - it has up to the minute commentary.

These guys were worried about what is happening today - but the GOVERNMENT is not discussing it in these terms.

This came out in Sept 2008 before the Big News hit us.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_TjBNjc9Bo

Fully Furnished Maggie Valley Home for Rent 2/2

Sanctuary Drive
Maggie Valley, NC 28751

(828) 926-5200
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Furnished Maggie Valley Home
Wonderful Maggie Valley home available for Rent. Great for entertaining. Close to town. Level Yard. Hot Tub. Rock Fireplace. Fully furnished. Pets are allowed with deposit. Monthly rent is $800/month. Deposit required.
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Borrowers Who Are at Risk of Foreclosure Are Asking:

1. What help is available for borrowers who are at risk of foreclosure either because

they are behind on their mortgage or are struggling to make the payments?

The Homeowner Affordability and Stability Plan offers help to borrowers who are

already behind on their mortgage payments or who are struggling to keep their loans

current. By providing mortgage lenders with financial incentives to modify existing first

mortgages, the Treasury hopes to help as many as 3 to 4 million homeowners avoid

foreclosure regardless of who owns or services the mortgage.

2. Do I need to be behind on my mortgage payments to be eligible for a modification?

No. Borrowers who are struggling to stay current on their mortgage payments may be

eligible if their income is not sufficient to continue to make their mortgage payments and

they are at risk of imminent default. This may be due to several factors, such as a loss of

income, a significant increase in expenses, or an interest rate that will reset to an

unaffordable level.

3. How do I know if I qualify for a payment reduction under the Homeowner

Affordability and Stability Plan?

In general, you may qualify for a mortgage modification if (a) you occupy your house as

your primary residence; (b) your monthly mortgage payment is greater than 31% of your

monthly gross income; and (c) your loan is not large enough to exceed current Fannie

Mae and Freddie Mac loan limits. Final eligibility will be determined by your mortgage

lender based on your financial situation and detailed guidelines that will be available on

March 4, 2009.

4. I do not live in the house that secures the mortgage I'd like to modify. Is this

mortgage eligible for the Homeowner Affordability and Stability Plan?

No. For example, if you own a house that you use as a vacation home or that you rent out

to tenants, the mortgage on that house is not eligible. If you used to live in the home but

you moved out, the mortgage is not eligible. Only the mortgage on your primary

residence is eligible. The mortgage lender will check to see if the dwelling is your

primary residence.

5. I have a mortgage on a duplex. I live in one unit and rent the other. Will I still be

eligible?

Yes. Mortgages on 2, 3 and 4 unit properties are eligible as long as you live in one unit

as your primary residence.

6. I have two mortgages. Will the Homeowner Affordability and Stability Plan reduce

the payments on both?

Only the first mortgage is eligible for a modification.

7. I owe more than my house is worth. Will the Homeowner Affordability and
Stability Plan reduce what I owe?
The primary objective of the Homeowner Affordability and Stability Plan is to help
borrowers avoid foreclosure by modifying troubled loans to achieve a payment the
borrower can afford. Lenders are likely to lower payments mainly by reducing loan
interest rates. However, the program offers incentives for principal reductions and at
your lender's discretion modifications may include upfront reductions of loan principal.
8. I heard the government was providing a financial incentive to borrowers. Is that
true?
Yes. To encourage borrowers who work hard to retain homeownership, the Homeowner
Affordability and Stability Plan provides incentive payments as a borrower makes timely
payments on the modified loan. The incentive will accrue on a monthly basis and will be
applied directly to reduce your mortgage debt. Borrowers who pay on time for five years
can have up to $5,000 applied to reduce their debt by the end of that period.
9. How much will a modification cost me?
There is no cost to borrowers for a modification under the Homeowner Affordability and
Stability Plan. If you wish to get assistance from a HUD-approved housing counseling
agency or are referred to a counselor as a condition of the modification, you will not be
charged a fee. Borrowers should beware of any organization that attempts to charge a fee
for housing counseling or modification of a delinquent loan, especially if they require a
fee in advance.
10. Is my lender required to modify my loan?
No. Mortgage lenders participate in the program on a voluntary basis and loans are
evaluated for modification on a case-by-case basis. But the government is offering
substantial incentives and it is expected that most major lenders will participate.
11. I'm already working with my lender / housing counselor on a loan workout. Can I
still be considered for the Homeowner Affordability and Stability Plan?
Ask your lender or counselor to be considered under the Homeowner Affordability and
Stability Plan.
12. How do I apply for a modification under the Homeowner Affordability and Stability
Plan?
You may not need to do anything at this time. Most mortgage lenders will evaluate loans
in their portfolio to identify borrowers who may meet the eligibility criteria. After March
4 they will send letters to potentially eligible homeowners, a process that may take
several weeks. If you think you qualify for a modification and do not receive a letter
within several weeks, contact your mortgage servicer or a HUD-approved housing
counselor. Please be aware that servicers and counseling agencies are expected to receive
an extraordinary number of calls about this program.
13. What should I do in the meantime?
You should gather the information that you will need to provide to your lender on or after
March 4, when the modification program becomes available. This includes:
"¢ Information about the monthly gross income of your household including recent
pay stubs if you receive them or documentation of income you receive from other
sources
"¢ Your most recent income tax return
"¢ Information about any second mortgage on the house
"¢ Payments on each of your credit cards if you are carrying balances from month to
month, and
"¢ Payments on other loans such as student loans and car loans.
14. My loan is scheduled for foreclosure soon. What should I do?
Contact your mortgage servicer or credit counselor. Many mortgage lenders have
expressed their intention to postpone foreclosure sales on all mortgages that may qualify
for the modification in order to allow sufficient time to evaluate the borrower's eligibility.
We support this effort.

Questions and Answers for Borrowers about the Homeowner Affordability and Stability Plan

Borrowers Who Are Current on Their Mortgage Are Asking:

1. What help is available for borrowers who stay current on their mortgage payments

but have seen their homes decrease in value?

Under the Homeowner Affordability and Stability Plan, eligible borrowers who stay

current on their mortgages but have been unable to refinance to lower their interest rates

because their homes have decreased in value, may now have the opportunity to refinance

into a 30 or 15 year, fixed rate loan. Through the program, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

will allow the refinancing of mortgage loans that they hold in their portfolios or that they

placed in mortgage backed securities.

2. I owe more than my property is worth, do I still qualify to refinance under the

Homeowner Affordability and Stability Plan?

Eligible loans will now include those where the new first mortgage (including any

refinancing costs) will not exceed 105% of the current market value of the property. For

example, if your property is worth $200,000 but you owe $210,000 or less you may

qualify. The current value of your property will be determined after you apply to

refinance.

3. How do I know if I am eligible?

Complete eligibility details will be announced on March 4th when the program starts.

The criteria for eligibility will include having sufficient income to make the new payment

and an acceptable mortgage payment history. The program is limited to loans held or

securitized by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac.

4. I have both a first and a second mortgage. Do I still qualify to refinance under the

Homeowner Affordability and Stability Plan?

As long as the amount due on the first mortgage is less than 105% of the value of the

property, borrowers with more than one mortgage may be eligible to refinance under the

Homeowner Affordability and Stability Plan. Your eligibility will depend, in part, on

agreement by the lender that has your second mortgage to remain in a second position,

and on your ability to meet the new payment terms on the first mortgage.

5. Will refinancing lower my payments?

The objective of the Homeowner Affordability and Stability Plan is to provide

creditworthy borrowers who have shown a commitment to paying their mortgage with

affordable payments that are sustainable for the life of the loan. Borrowers whose

mortgage interest rates are much higher than the current market rate should see an

immediate reduction in their payments. Borrowers who are paying interest only, or who

have a low introductory rate that will increase in the future, may not see their current

payment go down if they refinance to a fixed rate. These borrowers, however, could save

a great deal over the life of the loan. When you submit a loan application, your lender

will give you a "Good Faith Estimate" that includes your new interest rate, mortgage

payment and the amount that you will pay over the life of the loan. Compare this to your

current loan terms. If it is not an improvement, a refinancing may not be right for you.

6. What are the interest rate and other terms of this refinance offer?

The objective of the Homeowner Affordability and Stability Plan is to provide borrowers

with a safe loan program with a fixed, affordable payment. All loans refinanced under

the plan will have a 30 or 15 year term with a fixed interest rate. The rate will be based

on market rates in effect at the time of the refinance and any associated points and fees

quoted by the lender. Interest rates may vary across lenders and over time as market rates

adjust. The refinanced loans will have no prepayment penalties or balloon notes.

7. Will refinancing reduce the amount that I owe on my loan?

No. The objective of the Homeowner Affordability and Stability Plan is to help

borrowers refinance into safer, more affordable fixed rate loans. Refinancing will not

reduce the amount you owe to the first mortgage holder or any other debt you owe.

However, by reducing the interest rate, refinancing should save you money by reducing

the amount of interest that you repay over the life of the loan.

8. How do I know if my loan is owned or has been securitized by Fannie Mae or

Freddie Mac?

To determine if your loan is owned or has been securitized by Fannie Mae or Freddie

Mac and is eligible to be refinanced, you should contact your mortgage lender after

March 4, 2009.

9. When can I apply?

Mortgage lenders will begin accepting applications after the details of the program are

announced on March 4, 2009.

10. What should I do in the meantime?

You should gather the information that you will need to provide to your lender after

March 4, when the refinance program becomes available. This includes:

"¢ Information about the gross monthly income of all borrowers, including your

most recent pay stubs if you receive them or documentation of income you

receive from other sources

"¢ Your most recent income tax return

"¢ Information about any second mortgage on the house

"¢ Payments on each of your credit cards if you are carrying balances from month to

month, and payments on other loans such as student loans and car loans

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    Waynesville, NC Real Estate Market Report

    Report Range: 1/1/09-2/17/09

    Active Listings

    Closed Listings

    Average Listing Price

    Average Selling Price

    Average Days on Market

    Months of Supply on Market

    311

    19

    269,496

    242,012

    188.25

    19.7

    6 Months Supply = Balanced Market

    Less than 6 Months Supply is Sellers Market

    More than 6 Months Supply is Buyers Market