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At River Landing, community counts

October 15, 2010

River Landing is more than just a neighborhood; it’ a community filled with concerned residents who are always looking for ways to give back. Sometimes it’s on an individual level of one neighbor cooking dinner for another who is not feeling well. However, it’s often times the entire community coming together to make a difference.

This can be seen clearly through two wonderful, upcoming, resident-led events: “Swing for the Cure” golf tourney and the “Give Thanks for the Troops” Thanksgiving Day Celebration.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The River Landing Women’s Golf League is hosting its 8th Annual “Swing for the Cure” golf tournament and dinner on Saturday, Oct. 23. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine, specifically for breast cancer research.

Next month, River Landing will host 150 Marines from Camp Lejeune for a very special Thanksgiving Day celebration. The entire neighborhood will welcome these heroes to River Landing with cheers and flags. Then 50 host families will open their homes to 2-4 Marines for a wonderful home-cooked Thanksgiving feast!

These are just two examples of the outpouring of care and support for others that you can expect to find when you live at River Landing.

Please consider a visit to River Landing if you are interested in being a part of this caring community. Click here for more. http://www.riverlanding.com/index.php/rl/visit/

A toast to the Vineyards, River Landing’s newest neighborhood

September 24, 2010

According to a recent report from the Duplin Winery web site, this summer’s drier than normal conditions were perfect for the area’s muscadine grapes, making them extra plump and extra sweet for harvesting this month.

Certainly the 15 acres of vines onsite at River Landing were absolutely gorgeous this fall as they hung full with seven different varieties of sweet grapes. And even though all of the luscious grapes have been picked for this year, the views of the vines are still spectacular from the new homes being built in the Vineyards, the newest neighborhood at River Landing.

For the first time in the development’s history, River Landing is constructing a series of three unique model homes – The Verona, The Siena and The Bianco – in the Vineyards neighborhood. The first two homes should be completed by the beginning of October for prospective homebuyers to tour.

To showcase these beautiful homes located among the sprawling community vineyard, River Landing is hosting a Grand Opening Celebration on the weekend of October 8th – 10th.  Come enjoy a welcome reception on Friday night, weekend wine tastings, a VIP tour of our gorgeous community and much more.  Also meet our team and learn about the fabulous lifestyle of River Landing in charming Wallace, North Carolina. And it’s all just $139 per couple so join us!

To register for your visit, click here now!

Yes, it’s location, location, location.

August 31, 2010

In a recent town hall style session with River Landing residents and staff, the group was asked what they believed were the top three advantages that River Landing has to offer.  What do you think led the list?  Surprising to some, it’s “location”.  

Now, if you’re not familiar with Wallace and you take a drive through, you may be thinking…location?  Really?  At first glance, “out in the middle of nowhere” may be your first reaction.  But, what you first see isn’t necessarily what you get.  For the people of River Landing, we see it differently.  We understand the the advantages that being centrally located affords.  

Wallace is almost as close to Raleigh as it is to Wilmington.  That makes for a great assortment of shopping, restaurants and cultural events to choose from.  The beaches?  Well, it’s a quick car ride to the beautiful, sandy oceanside.  You may not have the water as your backyard, but you also don’t have to worry about the hurricanes like ocean dwellers do!  And, let’s not forget the treasure trove of surrounding areas with rich history, parks and attractions. Best of all, River Landing is a place that embraces the best of small town living.  From the quaint town center to the beautiful woods and farmlands, there is a simplicity that affords a quality lifestyle that makes us all slow down and take notice.  We all recognize we’re in an area that offers so much.  

All in all, “location, location, location” all comes down to what’s important to you.  What kind of lifestyle you desire.  What energizes you.  What makes you feel at home.  

So, if you’re looking for the best of multiple worlds, just ask anyone at River Landing they think.  Or, join our online community on Facebook and follow along for yourself!  www.facebook.com/riverlanding

How do we know things are taking off for NC home sales?

August 4, 2010

Even during the economic downturn, we’ve continued to hear that southeast North Carolina’s real estate market is still one of the stronger areas in the country for home sales.  Now, we’re also seeing some signs that real estate is starting to pick up again.

According to the Charlotte Business Journal, N.C. home sales have risen 17% from a year ago!  Obviously influenced by historically low interest rates, as well as the recent home buyer tax credits, we’ve also seen our own signs that people are taking advantage of market opportunities and are looking to pursue their new home dreams now.  More people are exploring their new home options at trade shows.  Our community tours are up and sales are being made.   Property owners are building on their lots.  These are all positive signs that point in the direction of consistent, positive growth.  It’s all good news for us at River Landing.

Read more: N.C. home sales rise 17% from a year ago – Charlotte Business Journal

Where should YOU retire?

July 22, 2010

Hmmm…where should we retire?  This is a question that many of the 76 million+ baby boomers are asking themselves every day.

Selecting the right location for your retirement is an important decision.  Warmer weather seems to be a driving force with future northern retirees.  The dream of escaping to a place where snow removal is a thing of the past is the #1 response to the “where to retire” dilemma.  Moving south is a great goal, but…how far south?  Do you want to be within reasonable driving distance of your kids and grandchildren?  Do you want still want to experience the four seasons?  Beyond just weather, what other factors will help guide you to the most enjoyable retirement move possible?

In this FutureYears.com article, it suggests you ask a variety of questions — from taxes to health care — to help determine the best retirement location for you.

We suggest you go a step beyond just these points.  Take some time to create your own checklist of retirement location priorities.  This list becomes your customized guide as you research locations online, as you speak with real estate professionals and as you evaluate all your options.  By doing this, you’ll be sure to get all your questions are consistently answered and you won’t lose sight of what’s most important to you!

Mortgage Rates Continue to Slide

July 12, 2010

In a follow-up to a previous blog post we wondered if mortgage rates would continue to decline.  Ask no more.  Last week, we woke up to news stations and the paper touting new historic lows in mortgage interest.  Not in our lifetime have we seen a 30-year home mortgage at 4.57%.  Those people who are ready to purchase property or a new home have an amazing financial opportunity at their doorstep!

Read the latest Bloomberg BusinessWeek report on record low interest rates.

Dozens of tips to de-stress your move.

June 29, 2010

Buying a new home in a different locale is very exciting.  But, the act of moving your belongings can also bring an enormous amount of stress.  According to BankRate.com, with a little planning and the right questions, you can significantly reduce the stress associated with a big move and keep that new home excitement at its peak.

Check out BankRate.com’s Two Dozen Moving Mistakes You Can Avoid for some great, practical tips!

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