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Real Estate Agent - Park Place Real Estate, Broker-In-Charge
Real Estate in Winston Salem and Triad Region, NC
HOMES FOR SALE WINSTON SALEM TRIAD NC Remodeling in preparation to sell your home can be a fun experience if you have the right contractor.  It can also be a disastrous ordeal for with the wrong leadership too.  Let me introduce you to Fred Oskin, owner of Kitchen Saver of North Carolina located ...
Thanks to Jeff Belonger, a mortgage expert from Cherry Hill, NJ, for posting some good advice about FHA loans.   Don’t be CASH POOR – CASH is KING     FHA loans have been used more in recent years. Many have talked negatively about FHA loans because of their high default rates as of lately. Don't...
In Massachusetts, where I have been practicing real estate law for more than 40 years, many unmarried couples purchase real estate together. Some engaged people are trying to take advantage of the current low interest rates, and market indecision, to get something "we own before we marry". Other ...
Excellent breakdown by Starkey Mortgage Branch Manager Ruth Vogt (Colorado) of "New Rules" on the Good Faith Estate of Closing Costs! New Good Faith Estimate of Closing Costs Sometimes the hardest part about having new forms is that, well, it's NEW! It's DIFFERENT! We have to create new scripts t...
While news stories, articles, and blogs continue to be written about “Strategic Default” and how those facing foreclosure shouldn’t be allowed to walk away or have their mortgage balance reduced, punishing foreclosure victims only continues the pain for all of us. The problem we face isn’t one of...
LAWN MAINTENANCE FOR HOMES FOR SALE IN WINSTON SALEM TRIAD NC Those of us who are thinking about selling a home, now is the time to begin the plans for the maintenance and preparation of the lawn, and all it's components, for the spring.  Now, I'm no expert on what needs to be done to bushes, gra...
Let's take a look at where we are today with our actions and performance! In my line of work I am asked from time to time for referrals to vendors (painters, roofers, lenders, landscapers, you name it....I've been asked)  It doesnt happen often but when it does, I make sure that I refer someone t...
PREPARING TO PURCHASE HOMES IN WINSTON SALEM AND TRIAD NC LOCATIONS Buying a home is one of the most detailed and expensive transactions that most people do in their lifetime. Preparing yourself to be positioned correctly to achieve the goal is a key factor for a successful and rewarding experie...
Snow Day in Winston Salem, North Carolina   FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS FOR HOMES FOR SALE IN WINSTON SALEM TRIAD NC There are several reasons why owning a home is better renting an apartment or a house.  The housing industry is set for an  upswing right now in the Winston Salem and greater Triad reg...
HAPPY HOLIDAYS ! FIND A REALTOR AGENT FOR HOMES FOR SALE IN WINSTON SALEM, TRIAD NC Finding a real estate agent you can relate to will make the process of buying your new home a fun and rewarding experience.  The complexity of purchasing a home can be stressful and down right scary because it is...


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