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Happy New Year !!!! to all my Active Rain friends!!
I became a member of Active Rain on November 14, 2008. A very good and dear friend invited me and I haven't looked back since.
Thank you, JoAnna Siminerio - Manalapan NJ Realtor Associate - for introducing me to this wonderful network of colleagues and friends.
I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the people here in the rain. To say I'm on here often is an understatement... I'm completely soaked! : ) and loving it!
From my first post, "Relocation, Relocation, (7 comments)
Are You Missing a Link? - Concord, NC - 12/27/08 03:04 PM
I thought it was time to share more of this great city of Concord NC with you. Below, you will find links o'plenty to get you around our fair city. I hope you find them helpful.
Concord, North Carolina Info City of Concord,NC Important Phone Numbers Localism Info Census Info Concord Police Dept. Recreation School System Cabarrus County Info The Realtor For You
As I come up with more, I will post them. For now, enjoy these and ya'll come back and visit, ya hear?!
Saw these Poinsettia plants at church yesterday. They were so large and beautiful, I had to get a shot. To me, nothing says Christmas cheer like a nice Poisettia plant. What do you think? One time I had one that I kept alive all year until the next Christmas! You just have to know the secret. ; )
Another year has gone by...it's Christmas time again! Deck the halls... Trim the tree... String the lights... Wrap the gifts... and most of all... Spike the Egg Nog !! hic! : )
From our home to yours... We wish you a Merry Christmas, we wish you a Merry Christmas, we wish you a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year !!!!!!!!!!
May 2009 be, for you all, healthy, happy, and prosperous !!! Your friend,
The Suddreth Group 980-254-7263 (6 comments)
2009 Real Estate Predictions - 12/20/08 11:31 AM
This is a follow up to my post, "when will home prices go back up?" We can expect more adjustments in the coming year- 2009: Home values will continue to fall. Sellers will be competing with banks and builders who are cutting their prices to sell remaining inventory of foreclosures and new homes. After Barack Obama takes over as President, his administration will continue to deal with abusive lending practices. The Senate's Joint Economic Committee predicted 2,000,000 foreclosures in 2009. Homeowners, with a mortgage, who are at risk of losing their homes will receive assistance from various programs. Restructuring of banks will bring about a calm, allowing loan (15 comments)
We've had a bit of bad weather lately. Just coming out of a drought, now all we get is rain. But hey, I'm not complaining. I stepped out of my front door, looked up into the sky and thought how beautifully menacing it looked. I was taken in by the shades of blue and gray. Enjoy! (12 comments)
Tony Tours the Town - JROTC Dining Out - The Concord Chronicles - NC - 12/16/08 10:24 AM
On Dec. 13, 2008, the Cabarrus County JROTC programs hosted a Dining Out. It was held at the North Carolina Army National Guard Armory in Concord, located at 1501 Old Charlotte Road. "A Dining Out is a formal military dinner that allows for military members to meet socially at a formal military function. It's purpose is to enhance the esprit de corps of units, give the commanders an opportunity to meet socially with their subordinates, and enable military members of all ranks to create bonds of friendship and working relationships through an atmosphere of good fellowship".
For me, it (9 comments)
It finally felt good to pay at the pump!! - 12/15/08 08:16 PM
I just got back from an errand and getting gas for my Explorer Sport Trac. I had to blog about this. I filled my gas tank up with 21 gallons worth of gas.
I only paid $35.00 Just a few months ago, 21 gallons of gas would've cost me... are you ready for this.... $ 95.00 !!! Now check this out.... I read in the paper today that NC State wants to charge motorists by the mile. They will either track our driving by a GPS system or by keeping track of our mileage at inspection time.
Via Nestor & Katerina Gasset Realtors® Wellington Florida Luxury Homes (International Properties and Investments, Inc.): The Realtor® Association of the Palm Beaches has been notified that there is a man who is calling himself Mr Antonio (Tony) Zalbumbide contacting female Realtors to show him luxury properties and apparentley misleading them. He has broken NO Laws. He is not being accused of anything other than his pedegree is false. There are some risks not worth taking. If you feel unsafe, always, go with your gut feeling no matter how much you need a deal or (5 comments)
I have a listing for a piece of land up in Mooresville, NC at Lake Norman in a secluded, little area named, Point of View. The lot is approx. .75 acres and heavily wooded. MLS #809180. This is the view directly across the street from where the front of a house would face. I think it's beautiful. Whenever I go up there, I can't help but stay for a while and take in this serene scene. I hope you enjoy this view as much as I do. (6 comments)
Via Russel Ray, San Diego Marketing & Business Consultant (Russel Ray): As a Marketing & Business Consultant, I love to deconstruct things to see what they are made of (there's that pesky preposition ending again, so I'm adding this parenthetical text). After all, deconstructing the human psyche and trying to determine what makes it tick, what makes it buy, what makes it sell, what makes it choose me over someone else, is simply fun. With apologies to the (13 comments)
Don't Overlook the Little Guy! - 12/13/08 02:50 PM
I recently had a listing that I took for a list price higher than I advised the sellers should ask for. I know, I broke cardinal rule #1. They were friends of my wife, so I didn't want to insult them. I advised them, as per comps and new construction in their area, that they should list at $249,900. The husband was so adamant that he not lose money (they paid $250,000 for the house 2 years earlier), that I did as they asked. We signed a 3 month contract for a list price of $269,000 and I got to work marketing (7 comments)
Look to the upper left of the rainbow...there's a second one! That's a first for me. There I was, driving along, minding my own business...when I looked up and, "oh s**t!, look at those rainbows". Of course, they were brighter than my pic depicts but you get the picture (pun intended). I held up traffic to get this shot..."honk yourself, can't you see I'm taking a picture. I need it for my blog", was my reply to the onslaught of car horns blaring at me. Like I always say...the blog must go on!
First, I want to give thanks to Steve Kappre for his creation of the U-Ewe!
1. When you receive a U-ewe, your option, if you choose to accept, is to promote two people on Active Rain of your choice. Be it a newcomer, a veteran, a niche marketer, someone you have never met, or anyone else. 2. You will then enter one blog post on these two people, and give 4 great points about that person (remember this is for others, hence the four points). 3. That's pretty much it. Those that get U-Ewe'd would hopefully reciprocate (7 comments)
Another day, another Christmas parade. Today's parade was in Cornelius & Davidson NC. I wanted to be there for 2 reasons: 1- my daughters were marching/dancing in it with Rhythm in Effect Dance School located in Huntersville, NC 2- we used to live in Cornelius, NC so we felt a sort of civic duty to be there We got there early to drop off my wife and the girls. Then I, with my son and mother-in-law, went to find a place to park and then find a good spot to sit and watch the parade. We didn't have (10 comments)
When can we expect prices to go back up? Isn't that the question of the day year?! The Wall Street Journal surveyed several economists on this subject. Below is what some of them had to say about the future of the Real Estate market: - home prices will increase at a rate, roughly, 1% higher than the rate of inflation over a period of time. - house values will rise an average of 4% per year over the next few decades. - growth will continue in Southern states (woo-hoo!) and coastal cities. However, it will continue to drop in states (9 comments)
Holiday Luncheon On December 12, 2008, the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association (CRRA) & Carolina Multiple Listing Services (CMLS) are hosting a Holiday Luncheon. This gathering will be held at the Charlotte Marriott Executive Park. The festivities will start off at 10:30 with a silent auction to benefit the CRRA Housing Opportunity Foundation. Refreshments will be served at this time. Lunch will be at noon followed by the crowning of the 2008 Realtor of the Year! All attendees are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy to be donated to Toys for Tots. Please join us for (3 comments)
Tony Tours the Town - Concord NC - Boy Scout Troop 38 - 12/03/08 09:52 PM
A Boy Scout is: trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent. All great qualities I want to see in my son. He is part of Troop 38 out of Poplar Tent Presbyterian Church located at 6881 Poplar Tent Road in Concord NC.
Three times a year, they hold what is called a Court of Honor. This is when the scouts receive pins, patches, and badges they have earned during the prior months.
My son walked away with a Merit badge for Communications and a patch for earning his 1st Class rank (his 4th rank earned (6 comments)
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