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Covering housing and economic trends of all points surrounding the RTP / RDU (Research Triangle Park), including the major markets of Cary, Holly Springs, Raleigh, Wake Forest, Chapel Hill, Durham and Johnston County.

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2008 

 Did anybody else think it was a little ERIE this morning when President Bush was on ONE CHANNEL saying we're NOT headed toward a recession... (maybe he agrees with me that we're already in one?)AND SIMULTANEOUSLY Ben is giving testimoney (on CNBC) to the Senate Banking Committee that, "The U.S. ...
02/28/2008
Does your credit look like a train wreck?  I've talked to several clients recently who hit a rough spot - and are working their way out.  They had some questions I thought other people might need answered too! How long does negative information stay on a credit report? The Fair Credit Reporting A...
02/27/2008
There are even more options for purchasing homes!  I was at lunch last week with two agents who were really excited about a new program they wanted me to "brush up on."  They said you could take your "Self Directed IRA" and purchase real estate with it!  WOW!  They have clients they are talking t...
02/26/2008
If you are an Agent or a Lender with a borrower who needs some help with closing costs... you might want to read this (no matter WHERE you live - because this could be coming to a town near YOU!).The NC Legislature was miffed last summer that despite having the country's first Predatory Lending L...
02/25/2008
I was honored when Jeff Belonger asked me to write this review. NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: I don't know who said it - but I remember reading somewhere that "you'll be surprised at the number of posts to read through!'  And it's true.  We write a TON of good stuff... but frankly sitting here as the Mon...
02/25/2008
So You Want to Buy A House?   Relax!  Breahe!  You CAN DO THIS!!Step by Step Homebuying  Step 1.  Financing... Remember these words, "First the LOAN, then the HOME."  In today's faced paced market, "ball parking" your price range with someone is good, but you MAXIMIZE your buying power by being P...
02/22/2008
This is a seminar that I will be speaking at in March.  There will also be a "Life and Transition Coach," and a specialist that deals with Mountain Properties!  We believe that the information on new mortgage types, destination retirement plans, and how to choose the right real estate options wi...
02/19/2008
180 Ruth Circle Fuquay Varina, NC 27526 Elegance In The Country!! Home Complete Details Photo Gallery Property Map Financing Request a Showing Contact Me Ken Smith Office:919-467-1882 Cell:919-606-8751 Website:Visit Website Price : $269,900 Bedrooms : 3 Bathrooms : 3 Square Foot : 3,086 Lot Size...
02/15/2008
101 Red Holly Lane Holly Springs, NC 27540 Rocking Chair Front Porch Home Complete Details Photo Gallery Property Map Financing Request a Showing Contact Me Ken Smith Office:919-467-1882 Cell:919-606-8751 Website:Visit Website Price : $205,900 Bedrooms : 4 Bathrooms : 2.5 Square Foot : 1,848 Lot...
02/15/2008
There's an old story about a a barber shop in a small town that pretty much was the only place to get your haircut.  They'd been there for 20 years and did a great job for a good price. The town grew - and pretty soon one of those discount shops moved in right across the street.  They put up a BI...
02/14/2008
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