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2009 

There are some local builders in my area that have been building custom homes for years.  When I moved here twenty years ago, they already had reputations as the best builders in town.  Fast forward twenty years and they are still here and still have the reputations and high brand recognition. We...
10/30/2009
Keep an eye on your garbage!  You never know where who's looking at it. My wife and I have been feverishly cleaning out all the junk we've accumulated over ten years.  We are staging for our listing next week.  So we had about a dozen large bags filled with garbage, which I placed out in front of...
10/29/2009
From a blog by Regis Skeehan, President of Piedmont Personal Builders. Senator Chris Dodd (D-Connecticut) was quoted in Investor's Business Daily yesterday that there is now a deal in place among top democrats to extend the home buyer tax credit. This follows on recent statement on October 26, 20...
10/28/2009
Not the news we would like to hear, especially for new home builders. Sales of new homes dropped unexpectedly last month as the effects of a soon-to-expire tax credit for first-time owners started to wane. The Commerce Department says sales fell 3.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of...
10/28/2009
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Wordless Wednesday.  A beautifull evening over the Gulf Coast of Florida. Wish I was sitting there on the beach right now!
10/28/2009
I've seen the trickle down effect.  As a builder's rep, I have seen the effect of the recession first hand.  Sales have been down considerably in the last year.  Many of our competitors have gone under.   Many of the local sub-contractors have closed shop.  There just isn't enough construction wo...
10/27/2009
Good news/Bad news...depends on how you look at it and your part of the country. Home prices rose for the third straight month in August, data Tuesday showed, a key sign for a broad and sustained housing recovery. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller home price index of 20 major cities climbed 1 pe...
10/27/2009
Wow, look what I found at my house while prepping to sell this past weekend.  Granted the list isn't exhaustive, but we felt a liitle like buried treasure hunters. 1.A buffalo nickle. 2.A family of six black widows.  Umm, they couldn't stay though. 3.My Jr. High School yearbook.  My nick name was...
10/26/2009
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Home resales rose far more than expected last month to the highest level in more than two years as buyers scrambled to complete their purchases before a tax credit for first-time owners expires. The National Association of Realtors says sales rose 9.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate ...
10/23/2009
The following is from a local article about a rash of recent home burglaries.  The information applies to anyone in any area. Burglary boils down to opportunity.  Why is one house or neighborhood a target for criminals while others are left alone and unscathed? It's a million dollar question that...
10/22/2009
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