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2011 

Things Are Not All Black and White When Buying or Selling a Home...   Gone are the days when a handshake could consummate a Real Estate transaction. Today, buying or selling a home is more like a technicolor experience. The "Offer to Purchase and Contract", the standard document used here in Nort...
05/31/2011
Memorial Day 2011 Remember, as you go about your day, that today is Memorial Day. Take a moment to thank a veteran today. Many have sacrificed and many have given their lives. But one thing is a constant from all of them: Their dedication to our great country has enabled us to enjoy many of the ...
05/30/2011
It's Memorial Day Weekend... But I'm Still Working Here in the Raleigh/ Cary/ Apex Area. Yes folks, it's true. While I fully intend to take Memorial Day off, (we'll see how that goes!) I'm still working. In this crazy business we call Real Estate, long weekends seem to spur on calls and people wa...
05/29/2011
Sometimes Thirteen IS a Lucky Number - Michael Thornton Becomes ActiveRain's 13th Million Point Member! You know him. You love him. You just can't live without him!   And today, my friends, ActiveRain's very own blogger extraordinaire, Michael Thornton, becomes only the 13th member to reach the m...
05/28/2011
I Think I'm On to Something Really Big Here in the Raleigh/ Cary/ Apex Area... But, I'd Like Your Opinion... OK, my dear readers, I think I'm on to something really big here! In an effort to continuously keep my pipeline full of new buyer clients here in the Raleigh/ Cary/ Apex area, I've come up...
05/27/2011
You Don't Need a Map or a GPS to Find Your New Raleigh/ Cary/ Apex Area Home... You Need Me! Maps are so 20th century! A GPS is a better option these days. But neither one will alert you to the best deals when searching the Raleigh/ Cary/ Apex area to find your new home. Your best option: Me! Tha...
05/26/2011
Restrictive Covenants in the Raleigh/ Cary/ Apex Area... Yes. They're Important to Read Before Buying a Home. re·stric·tive cov·e·nants A covenant imposing a restriction on the use of land so that the value and enjoyment of adjoining land will be preserved. Here in the Raleigh/ Cary/ Apex area of...
05/25/2011
Happy 70th Birthday Bob Dylan It's hard to believe, but Bob Dylan, one of the most important songwriters in American history, turns 70 today. Now I'm typically never at a loss for words, but I met Mr. Dylan backstage at a concert a bunch of years ago, and I was tongue tied. When he walked in to t...
05/24/2011
Listed and Under Contract in Only 5 Days! Another Home Sold by Craig Rutman,   Your Raleigh/ Cary/ Apex Area Realtor!     This beautiful executive style home in Cary, NC is now sold. But don't worry folks. I have others. If you're looking to buy or sell a Raleigh/ Cary/ Apex area home, you're jus...
05/23/2011
It's OK to Educate Yourself. But Unless You Buy and Sell Real Estate for a Living, It's Best to Work With a Professional. So you're ready to buy a new home. Or maybe you're ready to sell your present home. Whichever the case, if you don't buy and sell Real Estate for a living, or you stayed at a ...
05/22/2011
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