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Cary NC, REALTOR® serving the Greater Wake County area.



A few signs you are a little out of balance between work and that "Life Worth Living" when:1.  You go to the family reunion and reflect on everyone's housing needs.  'Hmmmm.  She's 17.  Probably ready for a condo in another 6 years."  "Betcha Uncle Joe and Aunt Betty downsize within a couple of y...
Relocators repeatedly ask questions about Raleigh, Cary, and Apex neighborhoods, housing options, and general geography that are best answered by the opportunity to pore over photos.  They want to see what the homes, streets, neighborhoods, and vistas are like, in the everyday sense they will liv...
It looks like Raleigh, North Carolina is on deck to see another downtown tower, the tallest yet.  Today's Raleigh News and Observer reports the initial plans for the Edison will be filed today.   The Edison is being planned and promoted as two eco-friendly mixed use towers across Davie Street fro...
In our team meeting today, we spent about an hour going over the 2007 edition of North Carolina Standard Form 2-T, Offer to Purchase and Contract.You know, if we would all just be good, we would likely have a LOT less paperwork to contend with.  They have carried a lot of the sections from the Ad...
The NC Real Estate Commission is considering some rule changes.  Are you ready?I like the proscription against shopping offers.  Some people are so ham-handed and clumsy about it that it taints the flavor of the negotiations.  And too often it feels like it is being done unevenly, so as to favor ...
A great thing about working with folks with young kids is the entertainment value.  Judi Barnett posted about the challenges of showing homes to folks with kids. Those challenges are very real.But in our comments, none of us touched on the rewards and the joys.  Like:The kids who started crying w...
A few of us at  KELLER WILLIAMS® Realty Market Center #377 in Cary, NC responded to the Raleigh News and Observer's slam on REALTORS®.Some of us even were published today.  It was a delight to see Duane and Dani Frank, Stu Barnes, and George Wilson's names in print on the People's Forum page, alo...
Took my Sweetie out for a pizza tonight in Raleigh, North Carolina.  Piccola's Pizza and Italian in Cameron Village.4 Stars on the pizza!  4 stars on the service!  Tummy feels good.And then Sweetie got the bonus side trip; we went to a nearby home that I helped a young couple buy this week.  They...
In the ongoing effort to reduce advertisement revenue, to offend REALTORS® everywhere, and to support increased difficulty in home purchasing, the Raleigh News and Observer also took a few swipes at all of us in an editorial that commingled REALTORS®, commissions, legislative corruption, and gene...
REALTOR Magazine Online yesterday mentioned a Christian Science Monitor story about population growth in "Affordable, Warm Cities."They reported the great population growth in many affordable suburban towns near larger Southern cities, similar to the experience I enjoyed. We are ...

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