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Real Estate Agent - Keller Williams Lake Norman ~ Cornelius - NCREC License #285201
RECENT BLOG POSTS
I am sure that every last one of us in the real estate industry has experienced the following scenario:  You're on the way out the door and your phone rings.  You figure you have a couple of seconds to handle the call and then you're out the door.  The caller,who lives in a remote area, is asking...
08/31/2010
Over the last several weeks I have been astonished at the record temperatures being set in North America!  How is it possible that the mid-west is over 100 degrees, the northeast experiencing similar conditions and in most instances this heat is not accompanied by any breeze whatsoever!?  To live...
08/13/2010
Shock waves were recently sent through the Bahamas real estate market when the government announced an across the board 2% increase in the Government Stamp Tax payable on real property conveyances (transfer of title).  Not only were buyers and sellers jolted but the Realtors were screaming bloody...
07/29/2010
It never ceases to amaze me that the majority of agents in any market still don't have the phone skills to qualify their buyers!  While some have no problem getting to the bottom of a prospective purchaser's financial wherewithal, there are others that find the "qualifying process" too intrusive ...
07/14/2010
One of the many differences in the Bahamas real estate market, and perhaps the most glaring, is that "short sales" do not really exist in the same sense as in other parts of the world.  Often times when owners are forced into a foreclosure the banks will handle selling off the property and rarely...
06/28/2010
How many times have you heard on a pre-listing interview, "I've just had my house appraised", and just knew that you were in for an uphill climb?  What most sellers don't quite understand is that an appraisal does not necessarily tell the whole story of value.  Appraisals are primarily used to de...
06/08/2010
Fabulous end-unit townhouse tucked within a stunning fourplex compound accented by professionally landscaped gardens. The grounds are fully enclosed with a high wall and electronic gated entry providing peace of mind. A Spanish tiled roof lends charm to the already stylish architecture with wond...
06/03/2010
I thought that, for once in my short blogging history, I would venture off the topic of real estate in The Bahamas and talk a little bit about how absolutely beautiful this country is and what we do for fun on a regular basis.  Last weekend the conditions were picture perfect for a morning run do...
05/13/2010
Just when you think the good news for real estate in The Bahamas begins to run out we get the news that the government of The Bahamas has finally signed the deal to move the main shipping terminals from the ultra-valuable Nassau Harbour front to a more effective and environmentally friendly area ...
05/11/2010
The Bahamas continues to flourish as a second home destination for many of our foreign friends.  Still, many others don't foray into investing in The Bahamas because their perception is that the costs may be too high in comparison to investing in other tropical destinations.  Besides the fact tha...
04/21/2010
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