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epro: Take your Home Search MOBILE! - 01/10/12 06:44 AM
Want to Search for Homes while on the GO? Download any of the FREE QR Code Scanners from the APP Store and then Scan the QR Code below with your Smart Phone and take your Home Search Mobile! Search Homes Nearby or by the criteria you choose. Listen to the recording (English OR Spanish) for each home WHILE you view information and pictures! Contact me anytime for more information on a home or to set up an appointment to see your dream home.
K.C. McLaughlin is a Certified e-PRO and REALTOR. When you're on the Internet, you don't have time to waste on endless searches for useful real estate information. You want to get things done quickly and without hassle. So chances are you'd like a real estate agent who: Answers email promptly and professionally. Respects your on-line privacy. Offers home listings and other Internet tools to help you find or market a home. An e-PRO is a REALTOR® who has successfully completed the e-PRO training program for real estate professionals. Endorsed by (0 comments)
K.C. McLaughlin is a Certified e-PRO and REALTOR. When you're on the Internet, you don't have time to waste on endless searches for useful real estate information. You want to get things done quickly and without hassle. So chances are you'd like a real estate agent who: Answers email promptly and professionally. Respects your on-line privacy. Offers home listings and other Internet tools to help you find or market a home. An e-PRO is a REALTOR® who has successfully completed the e-PRO training program for real estate (1 comments)
On Saturday, July 2nd, the USA Baseball Prospect Classic is coming to the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary. The inaugural event will feature the USA Baseball 18U National Team versus the Collegiate National Team with the MLB Network broadcasting the match-up. The game, which will feature the top prospects in the nation, is the premier preview event for the 2012 Draft. First pitch is 7:05 p.m. and the evening will wrap-up with a post-game fireworks show. As we look to pack the stadium that night, USA Baseball and the Town of Cary have a limited number of ticket (1 comments)
epro: Inside Out - Give your Home a Seasonal Makeover Just in Time for Summer - 06/19/11 06:02 AM
With so much thought going toward your outdoor living spaces come summertime, it’s easy to neglect your interiors. But this is the perfect opportunity to infuse your rooms with some casual chic to celebrate the season. There is no better way to set the tone for those long summer nights that make you embrace a more laidback lifestyle than to create that very same vibe inside. Just as many of us adjust our wardrobes to suit the season, we can accomplish the same transformation in our homes. Make a sweep throughout your spaces and take note of anything that seems too (1 comments)
epro: The 11 States Where Unemployment Is Dropping The Fastest - 05/30/11 07:12 AM
While the national unemployment rate may be bouncing back and forth (now at 8.7%), some states are making clear progress in kickstarting their economies. New data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that some states are outpacing others, significantly. The unemployment rate in North Carolina has fallen 1.4% in the last year. With many businesses coming to North Carolina or adding jobs like SAS, unemployment should go down even further. To read the full article, click here. (2 comments)
Does your bath need a simple coat of paint, some colorful accessories, and a new faucet to bring it into the twenty-first century? Or is it completely outdated or seriously nonfunctional? Is it unsafe because there are no anti-scalding valves? Is there mold or mildew damage or evidence of leaks? Major concerns like these may demand a partial or complete renovation rather than just a few cosmetic touches. To read the Full Article, Click Here As Seen in my Monthly Home and Lifestyle Magazine
epro: Rent vs. Buy? Oh the Benefits of Home Ownership! - 05/21/11 07:25 AM
Considering Buying a House? Wouldn't you rather be putting your money toward your mortgage for a home - your largest investment? If you're a renter wondering whether it makes more sense to rent or buy then you may be interested to know that there are several advantages to home ownership. Buying a home comes with the built-in advantage that each payment brings you one step closer to full ownership of the home. Compare this to renting, where no matter how many payments you make, the property will always belong to someone else. That means answering to someone else when it comes (1 comments)
You will need to dial the full ten digit phone number but it is worth to know that the Triangle Area is growing! Change is good - embrace it and remember that you live in one of the most desireable areas in the country - The Triangle Area - Cary, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Durham, Apex and any of the surrounding towns. Growth is GOOD! I live in Cary with my husband and two sons and we love it in the Triangle! We relocated 6 years (1 comments)
epro: You Don't Have to Go it Alone...Working with a Real Estate Professional is More Important Than Ever in Today’s Real Estate Market - 05/13/11 07:31 AM
According to the report, which can be found on www.MRIS.com, today's consumers recognize this is not the time to complete a real estate transaction on their own, and are placing a stronger emphasis on the agent's professional skills. As such, trustworthiness was ranked as the most critical factor in choosing an agent, followed by experience, willingness to look out for a client's interest, expertise in negotiating contracts, responsiveness, familiarity with contracts and knowledge of the local community. These requirements are evidence that consumers are seeking more than simple guidance, they are looking for an expert they can trust to execute a step-by-step (1 comments)
epro: Working with a Real Estate Professional is More Important Than Ever in Today’s Real Estate Market - 05/13/11 07:18 AM
According to the report, which can be found on www.MRIS.com, today's consumers recognize this is not the time to complete a real estate transaction on their own, and are placing a stronger emphasis on the agent's professional skills. As such, trustworthiness was ranked as the most critical factor in choosing an agent, followed by experience, willingness to look out for a client's interest, expertise in negotiating contracts, responsiveness, familiarity with contracts and knowledge of the local community. These requirements are evidence that consumers are seeking more than simple guidance, they are looking for an expert they can trust to execute a step-by-step (0 comments)
Bathrooms have long surpassed their utilitarian status to become somewhat of a destination space. A guest bath is likely to be seen by many, while the master in many homes has come to rival a luxury spa. Whether you plan to perk up your powder room or make over your master bath, there are a variety of decisions to be made and directions in which to go. Look no further than the latest trends for inspiration. They just might make you embrace a new style for a change. To read the Full Article, Click Here As Seen in (3 comments)
epro: Fastest Growing City in North Carolina is......CARY! - 04/30/11 07:52 AM
Fastest Growing City in North Carolina is......CARY! The town of Cary, located in the heart of the Triangle area between Raleigh and the Research Triangle Park, offers access to one of the country's strongest job markets. Major employers include SAS Institute, Verizon (VZ), IBM (IBM), American Airlines Reservation Center (AMR), Lucent Technologies (ALU), and Siemens (SI), according to the city. To read the full article, click here.
Relocating to the Triangle Area? I live in Cary with my husband and two sons and we love it in the Triangle! We relocated 6 years ago from Long Island, NY. We were (2 comments)
Before you buy anything new, consider which accent pieces should go and which have truly earned a place in your heart. Often, what you part with will give you the greatest peace of mind. That's because household clutter can lead to stress. Besides, being organized can look as good as it feels. Stylish storage pieces make everything easy to find. Leather bins keep magazines and catalogs at bay, while decorative boxes put paper in its place. Since electronics, such as computers, TVs, and stereos, have become less cumbersome, they free up space (1 comments)
Buy furniture that is classic and timeless. These bones will become the basic structure of your room and can be used for many years to come. Be eclectic. There's no need to buy a bedroom suite. Buy individual pieces that blend and add a unique look to your style. Once you have your basic furniture, bring in color with paint, bedding, and accessories. Later, if you want to create a new look, you can change the entire feel of your room by changing those colors (1 comments)
Triangle Business Journal Washington, D.C. is the strongest job market in the U.S. but the Raleigh-Cary market ranked an impressive 8th according to BizJournals - the Internet arm of Triangle Business Journal parent company American City Business Journals. The Raleigh-Cary area moved up from No. 13 in the monthly rankings of the 100 largest U.S. metropolitan statistical areas. Durham, is the 101st largest in the U.S. and just missed ranking on the Bizjournals study. Just love this area and all it has to offer! I live in Cary with my husband and two sons (0 comments)
Raleigh-Cary was voted the Healthiest Market in 2011!
I live in Cary with my husband and two sons and we love it in the Triangle! We relocated 6 years ago from Long Island, NY. We were looking for a family-friendly town with great schools and universities, excellent job opportunities, affordable housing and a better quality of living. Cary offered that and so much more! I understand the relocation process as I lived it myself. I have helped many clients move from where they were to where they wanted to be...in Cary or one (1 comments)
1. Develop a household budget. Instead of creating a budget of what you'd like to spend, use receipts to create a budget that reflects your actual spending habits over the last several months. This approach will factor in unexpected expenses, such as car repairs, as well as predictable costs such as rent, utility bills, and groceries.2. Reduce your debt. Lenders generally look for a total debt load of no more than 36 percent of income. This figure includes your mortgage, which typically ranges (3 comments)
It's hard to hide your property. Unlike an untidy room where you can simply shut the door, your outdoor spaces often are in plain sight for everyone to see. If your property is far from perfect, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. Whether your outdoor space is too small or requires too much work, there is always a solution for improvement. It's okay to tackle one thing at a time, as we tend to do with our interiors. This approach can take your landscaping from lackluster to lovely. To read the Full Artcicle, Click Here (1 comments)
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