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Durham, NC, blogged inside-out by BullCityRising - 12/26/08 07:18 PM
Kevin Davis does a great job in Durham, NC, shining light on local political machinations in his blog, Bull City Rising. He does well enough to garner about 1000 unique visitors daily, by bringing interesting and quality stories. He was recognized on the local news and blog aggregator, 30threads.com as one of the top local bloggers, and interviewed in this piece last week: BCR talks blogging in Durham.
Personally selected by Craigslist. Or not? - 12/17/08 07:53 AM
I guess I'm going to get rich, or richer, in real estate. See, I have been personally and passively "...pre-selected...based on my career and personal achievements..." by a job ad on Craigslist. My chest swells with pride! To be a recognized as a standout in the Raleigh-Cary area! This internet thing sure must be the wave of the future, Mom! From Raleigh/Durham Craigslist:We are looking for persons who have the desire to help other people and have the ability to build long-term relationships with other like minded individuals. Our team is national - THIS POSITION HAS JUST EXPANDED TO YOUR AREA. This (21 comments)
Foreclosure Auction Buyer? Haste Makes Waste! - 12/16/08 10:37 PM
Chatting about the Hasentree foreclosure auction this coming Friday reminded a couple of us of all the things that can befall a Buyer at the Courthouse auction. It is a matter of paying your money and taking your chances. We agreed that a Sheriff's Deed does not really give the Buyer more than a claim with few assurances. The property may have title issues, IRS liens, easements and encroachments, deteriorated structures, and serious environmental issues. Unless one is very diligent, any of these problems may exist, without any recourse for the Buyer. Another issue, often overlooked, is the possibility that the (7 comments)
Triangle News Flash! Prudential buys York Simpson Underwood Real Estate - 12/16/08 03:40 PM
YSU follows Fonville Morisey's acquisition by Long and Foster. This is rather big local news, with another local "legacy" firm selling out to a larger company. York Simpson Underwood going to Prudential is a real surprise to those of us who keep our noses to the grindstone, and only surface for a brokers' lunch now and then. For a successful family run company, it may be a great time to cash out. I suppose we will see some a lot more mergers and acquisitions in the brokerage world, considering economic issues with burdening a significant number of large players. (6 comments)
It isn't groundbreaking, and we set out to perform at a grade school level. I think we nailed THAT. Just a little fun expressing ourselves... What do you think? (6 comments)
Wake County, NC, Hasentree, High-Profile subdivision foreclosure in Wake County - 12/06/08 09:42 PM
We have seen other Triangle subdivisions in trouble, either being offered for sale in entirety, or all the lots being offered for sale, or model homes on the market long before they had outlived their marketing usefulness to the builder. The December 3, 2008 Cary News has legal notice that Hasentree properties will go on the foreclosure auction block at the Wake County Courthouse at 10:00AM on December 19, 2008. This is also confirmed in the Triangle Business Journal this week and in today's Raleigh News and Observer. Hasentree was to be 650 luxury homes, from over $1,000,000 to over $4,000,000, and (7 comments)
All I want for Christmas... - 12/05/08 02:38 PM
Linda Jandura wants to know what I want for Christmas, NOT Whirled Peas, but something hedonistic, pleasurable, personal. Hmmm. Here's what I want: A day with my Sweetie. No internet at our house on Christmas Day. With a few simple gifts, and a couple of surprised laughs while we open them. And a nice Christmas Dinner. She likes to cook at the Holidays, and if it makes her happy that's what I would most enjoy. I hope she cooks enough to scratch the kitchen itch, and we have a pleasant dinner, and my clean-up isn't too dreary. I hope she doesn't cook so (5 comments)
A Day at a Foreclosure Auction - 12/04/08 10:36 AM
Jack Lewitz contacted me after seeing my post the other day. I get a kick out of seeing the variations in real estate law and practice in different localities. Lends truth to "All real estate is local." Via Jack Lewitz: Yesterday, there were 384 foreclosure sales taking place at four different scattered sites in Chicago. The sales were to take place at various times beginning at 10:30 and ending around 1:00 pm. I choose to visit one location to observe the auction process. I arrived at the site early, talked to the person conducting the auction for awhile, and then waited to see (2 comments)
I Went to the Foreclosure Auctions. Surreal! - 12/03/08 02:28 PM
Yesterday I went to the Wake County, NC, Courthouse to observe the foreclosure auctions. Considering that the auction means that someone is likely losing the roof over their head, "surreal" is an apt description. The casual-to-grungy setting is the well-worn lobby of the courthouse entrance on Salisbury Street in downtown Raleigh. On the south wall, there is a large bulletin board, in calendar days format, i.e., numbered from 1 through 31. Each of the calendar "days" is a little larger than 8 1/2″ x 11″ as this allows posting of notices for that day's auctions. The notices are all clamped into one large binder clip, (45 comments)
Nothing to say? Can't say it? Not allowed to say it? - 12/02/08 03:00 PM
So many agents... So few bloggers... This one struck a responsive chord today: From Seth Godin today: "...Persuading someone to start a blog is evolution marketing. Lots of people have been brainwashed that they have nothing to say, or can't say it, or aren't allowed to say it." Bull's-eye! How many co-workers have ever glazed over when you mentioned blogging on real estate? I usually have figured that the issue is the fear of nothing to say, or hear that they 'just aren't good writers." And every now and then you hear the agent who says their broker won't turn them loose to (12 comments)
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