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



I had a closing today.  Great.  "Cha-Ching!"  Nothing like going to the bank.   Especially after a little racking of the nerves, funding style.We often talk about the value of the services we offer, and how important it is to act as a fiduciary, and how rewarding it is to help folks.  All of that...
"No person of any race other than the Causcasian race shall use or occupy any building or any lot, except that this covenant shall not prevent occupancy by domestic servants of a different race domicilied with an owner or tenant." Seriously.  A walk down Memory Lane.  Not a particulary proud or j...
With the average reassessment increasing property tax valuations 40% on average across Wake County, The first reactions of many people, after a little shock, was "How do I get THIS fixed."Well, don't rush the Wake County Courthouse with torches and pitchforks...  It is well-secured. Wake County, ...
Some agents use magnetic sign panels, car wraps, or lettering to notify the public they work in real estate.I have a license plate frame with my name and phone number on it.Also, I have a vanity plate on my truck that says: ELEVATE!I like it.  It's simple, conveys my optimism, and is also part of...
  Picardy Village entrance sign Picardy Village is a cozy neighborhood of custom-built homes in Cary, NC.  Picardy Village is off the west side of Lake Pine Road, between the Cary Parkway and US 64.    Picardy Village is adjacent to Picardy Pointe. Click here to view currently available Active Li...
Sounds bad, right?  A 40% increase in assessed Tax Values in Wake County, NC real estate tax values for 2008.There's a little more to the story, as well-reported by WRAL-TV.1.  The property tax bills will not increase by 40% immediately.  The Wake County tax rate will be reduced to prevent a mass...
Sure, I press my clients to remove shoes in a nice clean home, when the Seller makes the request.  It is courtesy, and reasonable.  And some cultures just do not wear shoes in the house.  Respect.  I'm all for it.  But we are approaching winter in North Carolina.  NC winter is not Arctic, but it ...
Crystal clear blue sky.Stepped to the curb to pick up the paper.Might be a light frost in the next few minutes.Came back in from the chill and the warrm house smells like fresh bread baking, as the Ultimate Breadman bread machine is set to deliver a fine little golden brown loaf in a few minutes....
It's Fall, a beautiful time of the year in North Carolina, as the trees turn colors and light up the streets with the brightness of their foliage. And it is the time of year when furnaces come on for the first time in months.  Also a great time to have an inspection performed on an older unit, to...
Hot off the presses:Federal judge in Cleveland dismisses mortgage investor pool foreclosure claims against 14 properties. (The link takes you to a New York Times article.  You may have to register to read, but registration is free.) Mortgage-backed security pooling spreads risk, and allows many A...

Mike Jaquish

919-880-2769 Cary, NC, Real Estate
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