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Real Estate Agent - Coldwell Banker
A new restaurant is coming to Cary, NC in two weeks.  Brought to you by theowners of Rocky Top Hospitality, Rockwell's American Grill will be opening soon in the building that was previously occupied by Stonewood Tavern. The concept was inspired by old time diners and delis, and will feature a me...
According to HousingPredictor, Kansas City tops the list of cities primed to experience housing appreciation in 2012.  Citing the boom in farm prices, several cities in the midwest help fill the list.  If you're selling real estate in any of these areas, your buyers and sellers could be at the fo...
I just read this article about the recent settlement against Countrywide and it got me to thinking.  I know that greed and immorality and unethical behavior is what drove the market and caused the crisis that we are currently enduring.  Nothing can change history and eventually we will recover.  ...
A recent study by the Farmers Insurance Group Companies lists the ten safest places to live in America, broken into two categories, populations over 500,000 and populations between 150,000 and 500,000.  Whether it's buyers or sellers that you're working with, if your market is on either one of th...
Every day I read to stay informed about our real estate market.  It is always helpful to be able to convey select information to prospects and clients in whatever way possible to support a point or position.  I read the following article this morning and couldn't help wondering why real estate da...
I'm often asked when I think the real estate recovery will happen.  Buyers ansd sellers alike asking, "when will we hit the bottom?"  I know it's rude to answer a question with a question, but my response is always the same, "do you want to buy or sell right now?"  If the answer is "yes", then it...
According to 24/7 Wall Street, the seven cities in the country with the lowest "under water" homeownership rate are: 1.  Rochester, NY 2.  El Paso, TX 3.  Albany, NY 4.  Buffalo, NY 5.  Fayetteville, NC 6.  Huntsville, AL 7.  Lancaster, PA The link to the article is:
I recently read an article regarding five common myths held to be true by home buyers.  Let me preface this with two bits of information, (1) the survey was conducted by Zillow and (2) the sample size was 1,000 home buyers.  The five areas used for the basis of the survey were appreciation, mortg...
Clearly, low rates and affordable housing will not revive the condition of the housing market as we know it.  Even the Fed's recent proclamation of low rates for the next two years will not stimulate the housing market.  In a twisted way, it might even reduce the chances of stimulation. With rate...
I just received this wonderful recommendation from a buyer client/friend/first time home buyer. I just wanted to take a minute to thank her for her kind words. Being able to help put you in this home where you can raise your new child, was my pleasure. You are the epitome of why I got into this ...

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