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Forbes.Com has just released an article on the The Best U.S. Cities for Jobs.  Now I know you think that all I ever do is talk about West Virginia . . . well, yes, because it's a great place.  In fact one West Virginia City actually made the list of Best Small Cities for Jobs.  I can't decide if ...
04/20/2009
West Virginia is 51st again, but this time it is reason to be proud.  Now before you make a West Virginia joke about not knowing how many states there is in the USA, for the purposes of this data they included Washington, D.C. as a state.  The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation collected data from...
02/09/2009
Well it seems my prediction of a real estate recovery early in 2009 is so far true.  That's the main reason I haven't blogged in a few days, (I've been busy).  The Mercer Tazewell Multiple Listing Service is up 50% in residential sales for the month of January compared to last January.  Overall s...
02/01/2009
Many of you may recall the story of the Emperor's New Clothes where two smooth talking taylors sell the emperor a new suit, which is so fine it can only be seen by someone with exquisite taste.  Well I fear that the real estate bubble of 2008 was much like the Poor Emperor.  Real estate is like t...
01/07/2009
This is the time of the year when every non-profit in the world tries to squeeze last minute money out of all possible fundraising sources.  How do I know, besides the barrage of mail I have received from many of them this month?  One particular organization has sent me a letter almost every day ...
12/21/2008
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Good news on the real estate front today.  The USA today came out with a study of the last US census in regards to homeowners who own their homes mortgage free.  There are over 120 areas in the country where more than 40 percent of homeowners own their home free and clear.  What does this mean fo...
11/24/2008
Details Residential Style: Contemporary Bedrooms: 8 Bathrooms "5 Full, 2 Half" Attached "4 stall garage and 2 car" Size: 9214 sq. ft. Lot Type: Rectangular Lot Size: 45.02 acres   Plenty of room in this luxury home with panoramic views of the valley. A heated pool and two hot tubs on a deck that ...
11/13/2008
Usually the last thing a person or family does when buying a home should be the first step.  This is what the average "Joe the Homebuyer" does to buy real estate.  A call comes in to Century 21 about a property we are advertising through a real estate magazine, internet, or a sign on the property...
10/27/2008
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Today I got the dreaded call from a pollster.  Now usually I don't entertain those types of calls asking me very detailed questions about political views, income level, and other personal details, but . . . she told me it would only take three minutes.  Six minutes and fourty-two seconds later th...
10/15/2008
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Here's what happened.  I went to list a small piece of property yesterday afternoon.  Usually I do a two part listing presentation.  I gather the information about the property, take pictures, and get measurements of rooms.  Then I prepare a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) to get an idea where ...
10/14/2008
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