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Real Estate Agent - Keller Williams Lake Norman ~ Cornelius - NCREC License #285201
RECENT BLOG POSTS
Inspiration for writing my blog can come from many sources!  This post was inspired from a couple of sources but the compulsion undoubtedly came from one.  I am currently remodeling my kitchen and boy have I learned a ton without the first cabinet in place! When sellers decide to list their prope...
09/19/2012
Inspired by comments on an earlier post I made, Selling Real Estate is Hard Work!, I wanted to share some food for thought in an effort to educate owners who are considering putting their home on the market.  In The Bahamas, not unlike other markets throughout the world, we often face the questio...
09/06/2012
So the title of this post is one of those "It goes without saying" sort of statements, but the title refers to something you might not expect!  While making a career in the real estate business can be challenging for many reasons, none of which we'll explore in this blog today, the "hard work" I'...
08/27/2012
The process of buying real estate in The Bahamas can be a daunting task.  One of the most important aspects of the real estate transaction is getting your financing in order before you begin your search.  Buyers who have pre-qualified for a loan have a much stronger negotiating position, especial...
08/20/2012
It was 2 years ago when I posted about the Government of The Bahamas raising the cost of Stamp Duty (real estate transfer tax) by 2%.  There was a significant outcry from the Bahamas real estate community as well as the general public!  How could the government take an already fragile economy and...
07/17/2012
Yes, you read the headline correctly!  Buying real estate in The Bahamas is very similar in many respects to buying real estate elsewhere in the world, with one glaring exception, and that is the requirement of seller disclosure of known defects in a property.  Our market is governed by "Caveat E...
07/02/2012
Finding the perfect property in The Bahamas can be a daunting task, for locals and foreigners alike.  Whether you plan to rent or buy in The Bahamas, here are some tips that can save you time and aggravation and ensure your real estate experience is an enjoyable one! First tip:  Interview several...
06/07/2012
It seems like every time I write a blog post on Active Rain I am compelled to do so by some vexing situation or experience!  Active Rain has become a therapy of sorts for me, and, by the looks of it, many of my colleagues in this industry.  Today's post seeks to explore the broker's responsibilit...
03/23/2012
I really pride myself on giving good advice, even if that advice is not in my best financial interest.  I feel that I owe that to my clients and customers and expect that from those who perform services for me.  As I get older, and hopefully wiser, I am realizing that life is too short to miss ou...
02/07/2012
This blog post was inspired by a fellow Active Rain blogger, Karen Kruschka of Prince William, Fairfax ,Stafford County VA Real Estate Service.  She had an excellent blog post about whether HOAs created value for investors.  Being a member of a HOA myself I believe the answer is yes, but with con...
01/31/2012
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