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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Realty Arts - NC Broker License #235526
Cary NC, REALTOR® serving the Greater Wake County area.

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2009 

Some people love widgets.  Lots of widgets. Then there are people like me who think too many widgets are a very bad development in your typical blog.  Show me the content. I have been frustrated with Brad's blog for a long time.  It has been a little slow to load, but worse, like many other over...
12/30/2009
The latest push by Washington to increase costs to home buyers goes into effect soon.  Studying the new GFE and HUD1 forms and process changes, it quickly becomes even more compelling that I am able to refer clients to professional professionals to assure we get transactions closed, at the best r...
12/30/2009
When I work with folks who are having a new home built, I always bring up the topic of home inspection.  Some people decide it is an unnecessary expense.  They assume that the builder and the local municipality Permits and Inspections department are adequate to produce a quality home. But, good b...
12/28/2009
Jennifer Allan says it well.  Connect on a personal basis with people rather than reducing them to a number in a game. I love the reference regarding phone calls, "...once a quarter with requests for referrals (which I promise you are not welcomed with open arms)" Works for me. Tickled to reblog...
12/28/2009
Getting Art from a vending machine?  Sure.  Why not? That is the concept behind Art-o-mat.  Art-o-mat uses old cigarette vending machines to dispense small objects of artistry to buyers.  Apparently, we have had one in Cary for about 10 years.  I didn't realize that. Of course, with North Carolin...
12/27/2009
HOUSTON COUNTY TEACHER ARRESTED IN  NEW YORK - A public school teacher was arrested today at John F. Kennedy International   Airport as he attempted to board a flight while in possession of a ruler, a protractor, a compass, a slide-rule and a calculator.  At a morning press conference, the Attorn...
12/27/2009
I try to work this conversation into every closing meeting.  With the attorney at the table. Particularly with young first-time home buyers, I like to ask, "What are your plans if something should happen to both of you?" Usually I get a pause and slightly blank look. "So, who gets the new house a...
12/23/2009
I had to comment on and Reblog this post by Jay Markanich, regarding home inspections in new construction. Builders have another opportunity to shine when buyers have home inspections. 1.  They can show the buyer how few and how minor the gigs are. 2.  They can prove to the buyer how responsive ...
12/20/2009
That hose still connected to the hose bibb can be a recipe for disaster. See, that hose bibb, the valve, has to drain free of water in cold weather. If water lays in it during extreme cold weather, the water will freeze and may swell and burst. When the valve bursts, it may be back in the interio...
12/18/2009
3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2 car garage, 1894SF, $289,000.00 What can I say? With a list of builder upgrades that doesn't seem to end, and improvements afterward by the owners, this affordable Cary NC home was built in 2007 and is dressed to kill. It is perfect for the first time buyer with an eye o...
12/17/2009
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