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Being in the real estate business is an awesome thing. There is a lot to be said for being able to work your own schedule. True, this is hardly ever the case in our business, but we do a flexibility that most people don't have. I used to believe that real estate agents had it made. Driving fancy ...
05/19/2007
Do You Know What Your Buyers Want?"Bigger isn't better" is the message architects say they're getting from consumers. "Households are putting less focus on the amount of space in their homes and more on how that space is being used," concludes the American Institute of Architects in its most rece...
05/16/2007
Two NC Cities Named in Forbes 10 Least Overpriced Markets Forbes magazine has calculated what it considers the most overpriced U.S. housing markets by estimating a price-to-earnings ratio for each of the 40 largest metro areas. The magazine aslo calculated an affordability score based on how many...
05/16/2007
Simply put, this is going to be a short post but hopefully I will get what I'm looking for from you - the viewer.I am soon getting married and really need to lose the extra weight around my stomach. I know that exercise and diet are crucial to accomplishing this. I have yet to find anything that ...
05/15/2007
There have been many interesting posts about traditional versus flat fee real estate companies. I debated writing this post because there are lots of A/R members who do both and I don't want to step on any toes. However, after having worked with a friend who owns one of the flat fee franchises, c...
05/15/2007
Today's local newspaper, The News & Observer, featured an article regarding Raleigh, NC as one of the best cities for young singles. According to Kiplinger's Personal Finance, the Capital City joined Washington; Denver; Austin, Texas; and Lexington, Ky., as the best cities for young singles. Amon...
05/14/2007
A few months ago I was at home thinking about all sorts of ways to make more money. I had written them down and began to make a list of contact numbers, etc. Then one day I was talking to one of the trainers in our office about how he had become so successful in just a few short years. This guy c...
05/13/2007
The Inside Scoop, a newsletter provided by the Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors, recently produced an article regarding "Stop The NC Home Tax". This proposed land transfer tax is a tax paid every time real estate is sold. This tax equates to a certain percentage of the value of the proper...
05/12/2007
Raleigh, NC - Todays local paper, The News & Observer, has an article about a major debate over taxes on homes. WakeUp Wake County, a group that is in favor of having more limits on growth, has hired a well-known lobbyist to push for having up to a 1 percent fee on real estate transfers for schoo...
05/11/2007
If you are a potential buyer of a property and have never before worked with a Realtor, there are a few "fun" things that you will want to know.Time and time again I find that the general public has not been educated about buying real estate property. The majority begin the process with blinders ...
05/09/2007
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