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The article in the Wall Street Journal today said that the strong growth of rent and occupancy levels of rental apartments have pushed some building values to record levels since more people are renting now instead of buying. Apartment vacancies are at their lowest levels since 2006 and this is e...
10/26/2011
With the year winding down, it's almost time to start writing those goals for the upcoming year. Some questions to think about are: How is your business going?  What is working?  What is not? Where are you ranked this year? Where do you want to be next year?  Who is doing great and what are they ...
10/25/2011
The mortgage plan that came out today could be huge for thousands of borrowers stuck in a higher interest rate mortgage.  This plan will not require an appraisal so it won't matter how much the home's value has dropped if it has dropped since the home was purchased or last refinanced.  The plan i...
10/24/2011
I started a group after I started a community garden in Laurinburg, NC called the Active Laurinburg Group in 2008 to help stimulate Laurinburg adults to become more active in physical and social activities for their health and happiness.  Another goal of the group was to have an action-packed cal...
10/22/2011
I recently ran a comparison for a prospect that had a 1st and a 2nd mortgage they wanted to refinance to help them make an informed decision.  Their expected home value was around $465K and their present mortgages added up to around $430K.  I told them if they chose not to resubordinate their exi...
10/16/2011
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If you are unfamiliar with the neighborhood for your next listing presentation, take the time to drive through the neighborhood making notes about what is going on there and do some research on it before your appointment.  These notes can be very important in helping you represent your seller eff...
10/15/2011
When a local builder/property owner wanted to rebuild where her existing building was falling down, the city said that she could only repair it since it was too close to the road with new easement restrictions.  This didn't stop her!  She had to support the building with 2x4's along the outside w...
10/15/2011
Send out invitations to your buyers for the closing - What a neat idea to make this a truly special occasion.  This is a special occasion and worthy of an invitation and this sets the tone that you and your business are a class act!  These types of personal touches are going to help you pick up f...
10/15/2011
There are 2 cardinal rules when it comes to networking according to Laura T. Leggett and James W. Hornyak from the book, 49 Marketing Secrets that Work to Grow Sales by Ron Finklestein.   1. You must have the mindset of helping others.  Zig Ziglar said it best: "To get what you want, help others ...
10/11/2011
One of my favorite agents does a ton of work for her sellers and it is helping her business.  She helps de-clutter and stage with her own furniture. She puts out flowers in and outside of the home and cleans the houses that she has listed on a regular basis.  She even cuts the grass for some of t...
10/08/2011
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Call me for a mortgage in NC or SC. Specializing on VA Mortgages with Veteran Discounts! FHA loans, USDA Rural Development 100% Loans, 203K, JUMBO, Conventional and ARMS. We have a true 5/5 ARM that adjusts every 5 yrs up to $729K ($300K Minimum) for only 5% down with NO PMI! Rates are very attractive on all of our products. We can also do REVERSE MORTGAGES. Call me on those too.