Help the City of Wilmington NC set their budget | Wilmington NC real estate

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Facing a budget deficit, the city of Wilmington NC would like to have your input on the 2011 budget with a little challenge.  To take the challenge you can visit www.cityofwilmingtonbudgetchallenge.com

How to take the Challenge:

1.) We’ve broken the budget into percentages, so your total budget will be $100, where $1 = 1% of the city’s budget. Example: Streets & Transportation represent approx. 10% of the city’s budget; so you’ll start out with $10 for Streets & Transportation.

2.) Give or take away dollars from each Service Area depending on where you believe the city’s priorities should and should not be.

3.) Your total budget does not have to equal $100. Example: If you want the city to spend 5% less, your total Expenses should equal $95. Your budget can also be more than $100.

4.) If you want more information about the components of each Service Area, click on the appropriate link in the second column, “What It Includes”.

5.) When you’re finished, click on “Submit”. The city will take your public input into consideration in looking at next year’s budget.

6.) That’s it! We appreciate your input and participation in your city government!

Click on Budget Challenge below to play.

Note: Includes highlights only, to see more detailed information,
click on any of the items listed, or see the city’s entire budget
document at wilmingtonnc.gov
Get involved with the area you live in and strive to make a difference in 2011.  Every little bit helps.
Peace for the 2011 New Year.  Kay Baker & Associates
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Economists See Signs of Stonger Recovery | Wilmington NC real estate

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Good news is a blessing to hear.  The latest report in the New York Times  states that even thought the recession is “officially over” the latest measures to spur the economy on has many forecasters and policy makers expressing optimism that the recovery will gain substantial momentum in 2011.  The growth projections for next year have been raised by economists in universities and on Wall Street.  Retail, factory orders and industrial orders have increased.  The unemployment, while still high is on a downward trend. consumer confidence is getting stronger, large corporations are reporting healthy profits and the Dow Jones industrial average reached a two year high this week.  May this upward trend continue well on into 2011.  Merry Christmas and a very peaceful New Year to all.

Kay Baker & Associates

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Tis the Season to Volunteer | Wilmington NC real estate

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This time of year everyone is in a hurry trying to get all the shopping done, homes decorated and cards in the mail.  Take a minute to slow down.  Think of others and ask yourselves what you could do for someone else that might help them out at this time of year.  There are many organizations that need help, especially during the holidays. The feeling you get when you help someone else is the best present you could ever receive. So, here are just a few of the organizations that would love to hear from you.

Get involved in Wilmington volunteering!

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Protect Your Mortgage Interest Deduction NOW! | Wilmington NC real estate

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Home Ownership Matters

Would you like to lose your Mortgage Interest Deduction when you do your taxes next year? Then act now and call your Congressman or Congresswoman and your Senators. In North Carolina, call Congressman Mike McIntyre- 202-225-2731 | Senator Richard Burr – 202-224-3154 | Senator Kay Hagen – 202-224-6342 as this is on the table now…

Homeownership matters and this is an important ideal that will become less affordable than it currently is.  Get involved and give your opinion to your representatives.  To look for affordable homes, please visit here….

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Waiting for Mortgage Rates to go lower? Wilmington NC real estate

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Everyone wants to get the lowest mortgage interest rate when shopping for a Wilmington NC home. The rates have been at high 3’s and low 4’s the last couple of months. Freddie Mac just announced this week after it’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey that the rates for fixed and adjustable have risen again for the third straight week. 30 year rates hover around 4.46% up last week from 4.40%. It is still a great time to purchase a home. The housing prices are at a low, coupled with rates under 5%, it is a win win situation. To search all Wilmington NC real estate, please visit www.cbbaker.com. We have lenders that can give you a current quote and do a pre-qualification to get you started.

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