real estate: New Construction Reports show signs of improvement - 02/19/10 04:01 AM
The reports are out! New construction in January rose 2.8% from December and Builder confidence is up!   I know it's too early to celebrate a full recovery, but at least it's an upwards trend.  I've just recently delved into new construction head on, so this is great news to hear, probably why I was so excited to see these reports.
I know in the Greenville area we have seen such builders as DR Horton reemerge from the rubble, and may have more following suit, which is hopefully a good sign for us all. Some of the guys who reemerge from this, … (0 comments)

real estate: Great New Community on State Park Rd in Greenville! - 02/19/10 02:59 AM

real estate: New Construction Home in Greer- $3500 paid at closing with approved lender/atty. - 12/16/09 04:39 AM

real estate: New Construction Home in Greer- $3500 paid at closing with approved lender/atty. - 12/16/09 04:38 AM

real estate: New Listing in Spartanburg SC-Weston Townes - 02/10/09 01:41 AM

real estate: Do we need help? - 01/27/09 12:01 AM
 I'm not one that's been a huge fan of the recent government bailouts, but the affects growing numbers of foreclosures have on the rest of our society are working hard to sway my opinion.
I understand that approximately 1-2 out of every 10 Americans that bought a home during the housing boom shouldn't have been approved for those loans based on reasonable qualifications, which lead us to the point we're at now with the foreclosure rate rising (but that's just a leveling out of the market).
But what is causing concern for me is the affect these record foreclosure numbers will … (0 comments)

real estate: i-Phone vs Blackberry Storm - 01/22/09 04:32 AM
It's come time for me to change phones (yet again) and I've narrowed my decision down to two, but I'm having trouble deciding.  I've read reviews on both the i-Phone and the Blackberry Storm and had the chance to play around with both and haven't been able to come to a conclusion just yet.
I was really hoping to hear from some fellow agents as to their experiences using either phone out in the field since most of the reviews I've read aren't reviews from those involved in real estate. The one that I did find from agents was concerning the … (2 comments)

real estate: Buyers Are Out - 01/22/09 04:23 AM
I just read this article off the REALTOR® Magazine website titled "Lenders Drowning in Applications." In the article they talk of some mortgage companies having to hire employees to help offset the surge in loan applications!
I know, the actual process of getting the money is still a little slow...but we should take this as a great sign that the buyers are still out, and they're continuing to come out in spite of media polls that show consumer confidence down.
I just hope we don't get so excited about an increase in buyers, that we start selling homes to people who can't … (1 comments)

real estate: FRITO'S...the simple snack - 12/18/08 03:45 AM
I just found out something very interesting...the snack we all know as Frito's only has 3 ingredients!  Corn, corn oil, and salt.  And that got me to thinking about how sometimes simplicity can be much more beneficial than complexity.  If a classic snack like Frito's can survive in the mix of the whole snack world and be such a simple product, then I think we can survive in our business world without making our lives so complex.
I'm not saying limit our business growth potential, but rather implementing programs and hiring people as leverage to help ease our work load when … (4 comments)

real estate: Maybe Mr. Claus will bring us a new media - 12/17/08 08:18 AM
I was out doing some Christmas shopping today and I realized how many people were out shopping (and I don't mean just looking, but actually spending money) in spite of this "horrible economy."  I understand things haven't been on the upward track they have been in recent years, but from most of the studies I've seen that weren't reported in the news media have a slightly less pessimistic outlook on our economic state.
The media's portrayal of our situation, to me, is slightly skewed and it's not helping our morale as a country and it's definitely not helping potential buyers and … (4 comments)

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