todd baucom: How do you encourage spouse to work out with you? - 03/05/08 01:00 PM
I am a pretty active person.  I have a home gym, in the bonus room, above the garage ,with the typical treadmill, weight bench, heavy bag, free weights, etc.  I work out at least 4-5 days per week, combination of cardio and/or strength training.  I have tried to get my wife to join me.  But, she refuses.  She suffers from ruptured disks in her lower back and is a smoker.  I keep trying to tell her that if she does not get started soon it will be much tougher down the road.  I have tried all sorts of methods in order … (14 comments)

todd baucom: Baseball and Real Estate - Feb. Contest " Overcoming failures" - 02/10/08 11:33 AM
Todd Raleigh, current University of Tennessee coach and former Western Carolina University coach and player, has a theory about baseball that he shares with young baseball players and youth coaches.  Todd is a friend and I have had the pleasure to attend a number of his camps with my boys and just hang out around the local fields and talk the game with him.  I have heard the following from him on many occassions and not until now did I realize how true it also holds to the business of Real Estate.
Todd Raleigh tells young players that if they cannot deal with failure … (6 comments)

todd baucom: "Celebration of Catamount Baseball" - A huge success - 02/10/08 10:49 AM
    First year Western Carolina University Baseball Coach, Bobby Moranda's  "Celebration of Catamount Baseball" was a huge success Saturday night at the Crest Center in Asheville, NC.  This was an opportunity for former coaches, players, fans and supporters of WCU baseball to gather, reunite and prepare for the coming season.  This was also a chance for the baseball staff and players to be introduced to supporters of the program and the unveiling of the proposed renovations and improvements to Childress Field/Hennon Stadium. 
Former coaches, Bill Haywood and Jack Leggett (currently Clemson head coach), were honored and spoke about the rich baseball traditions in the Cullowhee Valley and WCU.  While … (1 comments)

todd baucom: Jackson County, NC real estate sales data - Market stays fairly stable 2006 vs. 2007 - 02/10/08 07:47 AM
Statistics provided by the Northern Jackson County MLS show that the real estate market in Jackson County, NC remained stable while many other areas of the country saw significant drops in pricing and volume of sales. 
The only large drop was the number of total sales, which was down 17.8%.  The total sales in 2006 was 521 units and the total sales in 2007 was only 428 units. 
The average sale price increased by 3.6% from $155,800.00 in 2006 to $161,713.00 in 2007.  The median sale price remained fairly constant with a $1000.00 increase, 2006 median price of $129,000 compared to a 2007 median of … (0 comments)

todd baucom: Jackson County NC real estate market report - 01/24/08 01:30 PM
Sales data comparison for years 2006 and 2007 for mountain real estate in Jackson County, NC.  Data is derived from the Northern Jackson County MLS.
TOTAL UNITS  (Residential and Land)
2006-521 units
2007-426 units
Avg. Sales Price
Avg. Days on Market
2006-235 days
2007-208 days
2006-305 units
2007-237 units
Avg. Sales Price
Avg. Days on Market
2006-174 days
2007-156 days
2006-199 units
2007-174 units
Avg. Sales Price
Avg. Days on Market
2006-326 days
2007-260 days
The major difference between 2006 and 2007 was the low volume of buyers entering the market, evidenced by the 18.23% decrease in Total Units Sold.  Days on Market for total units decreased 11.4%, with Residential prices going up by 4.8%.  Land sale prices reduced by 8.97% from 2006 to … (0 comments)

todd baucom: New group formed - North Carolina Mountains - 01/22/08 01:13 AM
While searching Active Rain for a group that fit my geographic region I found there was not one available.  So, now there is.  I invite anyone that works or lives in the mountains of Western North Carolina to join this group and share your thoughts, ideas, funny stories and/or daily struggles.
Those that do not live or work here are surely invited to join in also.  This is a chance to learn about a different region and share your thoughts with us.  This group would love to have Realtors from all over Florida and the Atlanta Metro region join in this group … (0 comments)

todd baucom: 4 Baskets for $10K - 01/21/08 01:20 PM
I was helping my two son's summer/fall tournament and wood bat baseball team in a fund raising effort this evening.  We were working for Aramark running one of the concession stands at the Davidson/Western Carolina University Men's Basketball game.  During our halftime rush we heard a roar from the crowd in the Ramsey Center.  It was not until the start of the 2nd half that we learned there was a winner in the Sonic Drive In halftime contest.  A student is selected from the stands to go onto the court and he/she has 25 seconds to hit 4 shots.  Sounds easy right.  The … (1 comments)


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