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I was talking with a woman recently and she and her husband are thinking about doing a short sale for their home they have been living in for many years. They have been homeowners for over 20 years and her husband lost his job and their income dropped drastically. He is working again but his inco...
03/18/2012
Today's Raleigh real estate market has changed! But, that doesn't mean it is impossible to be successful and purchase a house.  Like any other thing you have done in your life buying a home will take research and planning to make your goals of home-ownership achievable.  If you were like me when ...
02/21/2012
Is there something wrong with being picky?  I didn’t know that being picky was a bad trait.  Being “Picky” or knowing exactly what you want is nothing to correct, as long as you are realistic about your price range. Lately, when I am viewing homes for the first time, my clients are apologizing fo...
01/10/2012
OK... I really had no idea that mental discipline was so hard!!!  This year I think I have too many goals...is that even possible, yes, I think it is... I want to lose weight, eat healthier, grow my business, spend more time with my son, my husband and my friends, and get more sleep at night.  I ...
01/06/2012
I know that many will think that I am crazy!!  How can I be happy when the news is forecasting that real estate hasn't hit bottom and that sales have started to slow down. Well, I'm happy because I know the truth!!  Real estate is the BEST business to be in.  I don't care what the economy is doin...
06/29/2011
Today's Raleigh real estate market has changed! But, that doesn't mean it is impossible to be successful and purchase a house.  Like any other thing you have done in your life buying a home will take research and planning to make your goals of home-ownership achievable.  If you were like me when ...
06/14/2011
Yes!!  The bank has the final word on acceptance but be smart and help make your offer more appealing to the bank... A very low offer may take longer to get accepted and you may risk losing the buyer along the way.  And if the bank comes back with a much higher amount, your buyer may bail because...
05/04/2011
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As a full-time real estate agent, my world is comprised of tons of calls a day, responding to lots of emails and encouraging current clients and yet still working to get new clients.  So, like anyone else, it can all become so routine, that is, until you get a wake-up call that the work you do is...
05/03/2011
I was perusing listings for a client and realized that the number of foreclosed homes appears to be growing. And, I can't understand why?  Don't get me wrong I understand that the economy and fewer jobs are playing a huge rule.  But, I wonder how many people just threw in the towel and put out th...
05/02/2011
Your home has been on the market for several months with very few showings and as time goes by those showings even begin to dwindle.  Your real estate agent has advised you that a price decrease may be best to gain an edge over the other listings in the area.  But, you are not sure... You don't w...
05/01/2011
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