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John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods Offers $5,000 Move-In Package

BridgeMillThere has never been a better time to come home to a John Wieland home! Now for a limited time, John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods is offering a $5,000 move-in package to buyers that purchase any new home under construction.*

As part of the move-in package, buyers receive a stainless steel refrigerator and wood blinds to give their homes a defining final touch. Homes are available now in four new exceptional Charlotte neighborhoods:

BridgeMill in convenient Fort Mill. Priced from the $300,000s to $600,000s, BridgeMill is South Charlotte’s favorite club address boasting an array of resort-style amenities, including a 7,000 square foot clubhouse, competition pool, walking trail and more. Its diverse collection of new homes from the John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods Signature Portfolio feature convenient owner’s-on-main living, flexible spaces and traditional architecture. Additionally, the neighborhood is ideally situated near I-485 and Ballantyne, with low South Carolina taxes and excellent Indian Land schools. Continue reading

John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods Opens BridgeMill Summer Club

New Amenities at BridgeMill Summer Club in CharlotteSouth Charlotte’s favorite club address just got better! John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods is excited to announce the opening of BridgeMill’s new Summer Club. Adding to the neighborhood’s wide array of resort-style amenities with a swimming pool, playground and pavilion, residents will have more choices for splashing, playing and fun.

In addition to the new Summer Club, first class amenities are brought to life everyday at The Club at BridgeMill. This amenity center includes a 7,000 square foot neighborhood clubhouse with fitness center, recreation room, gathering rooms and caterer’s kitchen; a competition pool with lap lanes, waterslide, zero entry wading area and water play features; three lighted tennis courts; a basketball court; a sand volleyball court; a private three-and-a-half acre lake with walking trail; and a neighborhood park with playground and outdoor entertaining area with gazebo and fireplace.  Continue reading

John Wieland Homes Welcomes New Division President

John Wieland HomesJohn Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods recently welcomed Terry Montgomery as the new Division President in Charlotte, North Carolina. With over 20 years of experience in management and home building, Terry will oversee general operations, land acquisition and homebuilding in the area.

“I am honored to join the John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods team and excited because we are poised for growth,” said Terry Montgomery. “We have several new neighborhoods that we’ll introduce in 2015 as well as major developments planned for our flagship BridgeMill, McCullough and Olmsted neighborhoods.”

In his new position as Division President, Terry Montgomery will supervise the entire Charlotte team overseeing land acquisition and homebuilding, as well as directing general operations. He began his career in business after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in finance.

During the past two decades, Terry has acquired extensive experience in homebuilding, serving as President of Jimmy Jacobs Homes in Central Texas and Division President for Pulte Homes in Austin. In addition to his homebuilding experience, Terry has succeeded in a range of leadership roles culminating in his positionas Director of Sales for the four-state Ohio Valley Region of Frito Lay/PepsiCo.

Terry Montgomery will oversee a diverse portfolio of John Wieland neighborhoods in Charlotte offering new homes and townhomes from the $200s to $800s and known for masterfully planned settings, landmark amenities and exceptional architecture and design. To learn more about John Wieland homes in Charlotte, visit jwhomes.com/charlotte.

About John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods

With a legacy dating back to 1970, John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods is currently building in 40 neighborhoods in Atlanta, GA; Charleston, SC; Charlotte and Raleigh, NC and Nashville, TN. In its four-decade history, the John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods brand has won more than 600 awards for excellence, including National Builder of the Year, the National Housing Quality Award and the industry’s top award in 2005, America’s Best Builder.  Widely recognized for excellence in the move-up market for its award-winning home design, quality and neighborhood planning, the John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods portfolio offers homes and townhomes from $200,000 to over $1 million. The John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods brand is owned and operated by JW Homes, LLC, which is a partnership between the John Wieland family and Wheelock Street Capital, a real estate investment fund based in Greenwich, CT. For more information, visit jwhomes.com.

Raleigh Named Second Fastest-Growing City in America

Starkey LogoThe city of Raleigh was recently ranked No. 2 on FORBES’ annual list of America’s Fastest-Growing Cities. As part of the Research Triangle, the area offers its residents an exceptional quality of life. More and more Americans are realizing this fact and rushing to call the beautiful city of Raleigh home.

The state of North Carolina was ranked by FORBES as the fourth best state in the country for doing business, and it is evident that many companies agree with this ranking. The popular Research Triangle area is home to more than 170 companies, including IBM, Cisco and GlaxoSmithKline. The state’s relatively low cost of doing business is bringing even more businesses into the area, which is creating more jobs for local residents. In addition, the wider area is home to several major universities, including North Carolina State University in Raleigh, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University in Durham.

This combination of job opportunities and educational institutions means that the local population is highly educated. Nearly half of the area’s residents aged 25 to 65 have a college degree, and many graduates choose to remain in the Research Triangle after they’ve completed their education.

According to FORBES, the influx of business to the region has caused Raleigh’s job rate to rise 2.44 percent year-over-year, while the population climbed an estimated 2.15 percent in 2013. This rise in the population helped the city of Raleigh to climb from its No. 4 spot on the 2013 list to the No. 2 spot on this year’s list of America’s Fastest-Growing Cities.

“It’s exciting to be at Starkey Mortgage because we are positioned to execute in both the current and future market conditions,” said Jonathan Hayward, Regional Builder Services Manager, East Region. “We are engaged in hiring and opening new offices for future growth.”

If you are searching for the perfect location to call home, the city of Raleigh and the entire state of North Carolina are an excellent place to move. With great education opportunities, a low unemployment rate and a great quality of life, now is the time to make Raleigh your home.

For more information on obtaining a new home loan in North Carolina from Starkey Mortgage, please contact Debra Watt, senior vice president and regional manager (NMLSR #346277, NC License #I-149994) at 704-246-0132 or dwatt@starkeymtg.com.

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New Home for Veterans Opens in North Carolina

North Carolina veteran housing

Recently, state and city officials gathered for the grand opening of the new N.C. State Veterans Home in Black Mountain. The facility aims at providing long-term healthcare for U.S. military veterans.

“We always like to say that North Carolina is the most military-friendly state in the nation and it really shows with the opening of the new N.C. State Veterans Home in Black Mountain,” said Gov. Perdue. “This is how we show appreciation to those who served and sacrificed to make our state and country a better, safer place to live and prosper.”

The facility, which has 100 beds total, provides residents with their own rooms and bathrooms. These rooms are grouped into “neighborhoods” of 12-14 residents who share a common area complete with dining room, large-screen TV and courtyard.

In addition to these housing facilities, residents also receive skilled nursing care and a state-of-the-art therapy center.

The N.C. State Veterans Home program provides skilled care services to qualifying North Carolina veterans. Currently, about 765,900 veterans live in the state, and approximately 100,000 of those reside in the western portion of the state.

The State Veterans Home program is a fully receipt-based operation. Homes operate on funds from private pay, Medicaid/Medicare, Veterans Affairs pension and/or per diem, and other sources such as gifts and donations. The N.C. Division of Veterans Affairs, which is part of the N.C. Department of Administration, employs a private provider to manage the facility. North Carolina currently operates two other facilities, a 150-bed facility in Fayetteville, and a 99-bed in Salisbury. A fourth facility in Kinston is scheduled to be completed in early 2013.

For additional information about the State Veterans Home program, visit the N.C. Division of Veterans Affairs website at www.ncveterans.net. For more North Carolina real estate news, explore our site.