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Now Where Did I Place My Crystal Ball? - 07/12/09 02:45 PM
After a bit of thought, I have come to the conclusion that Real Estate agents should be issued a crystal ball along with their real estate license. Oboviously predicting the future is part of our job, otherwise why would sellers ask, how much will I get for my house? I can see so many places a crystal ball would come in very handy in real estate, besides just predicting what a house will sell for. With a crystal ball Realtors would also be able to predict which house buyers should buy! Of course that would be the home that will be (6 comments)
Hot off the Press - More New Lending Rules - This time it's HERA - 07/10/09 04:51 PM
In an effort to protect buyers from predatory lending practices, our government has now created another set of rules. These new regulations will more than likely have buyers, sellers, Realtors, lenders, and attorneys pointing fingers of blame when a closing does not happen on "time". Below are a list of the new regulations: 1) The earliest any home purchase transaction can close is 7 business days after the home buyer is issued his or her initial mortgage disclosures from the lender. 2) Upfront fees cannot be collected by the lender (except for a credit report fee) until the initial disclosures are received. (2 comments)
More Evidence that Now is a Great Time to Buy a House in the Triangle! - Raleigh, Cary, Durham - 07/09/09 12:56 PM
It should be obovious that now is a great time to buy a house, but for some reason many people are not "buying it" yet. Home prices are at record lows. Interest rats are hovering around 5%. Sellers are moving and motivated, yet buyers are hesitant to "make a move". Now is particularly a great time to buy for first time home buyers and move up home buyers in Raleigh, Cary, and Durham. For first time buyers, there is plenty of inventory for them to choose from. In the past, the Triangle market under $200K was very tight. If the house was (0 comments)
I Love First Time Buyers! - 07/07/09 06:26 PM
I love first time buyers! My favorite first time buyers are the ones that show up at their first appointment on time with paper and pen in hand. These wonderful first time buyers value and respect their Realtor and look to the Realtor for much needed guidance. It is not just their enthusiasm and excitement for their first home purchase that make these clients so special, it is the fact that they understand that real estate is not easy and that they need help. In today's world with such easy access to information, so many buyers believe that all that they (4 comments)
Choosing a home and choosing a school in Wake County, NC - Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Wake Forest - 07/06/09 01:12 PM
As a Realtor in Cary, NC I have found that most parents making a move want to ensure that their children will be attending the very best schools possible in their new town. The first step that parents generally take to determine acceptable schools is to research schools online. For families moving to NC, especially Raleigh, Cary, Apex, and other Wake County towns, there are several excellent websites to help parents find much needed information about local schools. This is a link to the NC Report Cards for schools in Wake County. http://www.ncreportcards.org/src/search.jsp?pYear=2007-2008&pList=2&pListVal=Wake&GO2=GO Other websites such as Great Schools.com gives more (0 comments)
Diagnosis - Twitter Anxiety - 07/06/09 11:27 AM
I really want to twitter. I have a twitter account. I have twitter followers. But, I have only tweeted close to three times. Perhaps is the fear that I must say something profound, expecially since I have actual followers. I have no issues giving status updates on facebook a few times a day. But people actually must sign into facebook to see my updates. By twittering, I am sending you a message that says "this just in"..... Do you really want a message from me that says... "this just in, I sold a house"... "This just in, I am working with (1 comments)
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