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2007 

Once upon a time, I was a stockbroker for one of the big national name firms.  Learned a lot in that business (mostly that I hated cold calling), some of which applies quite nicely to real estate.In particular, investing in real estate.In light of yesterday's drop in the stock market and the medi...
02/28/2007
I was in the local Volvo dealership several times over the past two weeks, getting my car serviced.  You, the standard checkup leads to brake pads leads to warranty work leads to on and on.  At one point, I needed to get something out of my car while it was in the bay.  The service technician sta...
02/27/2007
Am I the only one who thinks this is a bad idea?  The local news has been abuzz for the past couple of weeks, with the announcement that an alliance/merger/whatever will be taking place between Northeast Medical Center in Concord NC and Carolinas Healthcare (aka CMC or Carolinas Medical Center).W...
02/25/2007
Skybrook is a fantastic community at the edge of Huntersville NC (just north of Charlotte).  It straddles the Mecklenburg and Cabarrus County lines in an area that was once farm/rural and is now a sea of subdivisions.  (In fact, the original owners of the land on which Skybrook sits were third ge...
02/24/2007
Skybrook is a fantastic community at the edge of Huntersville NC (just north of Charlotte).  It straddles the Mecklenburg and Cabarrus County lines in an area that was once farm/rural and is now a sea of subdivisions.  (In fact, the original owners of the land on which Skybrook sits were third ge...
02/24/2007
A BET report released today names Charlotte, NC as the best place in the country for African Americans!  Very cool accolade to receive.  The article in the Charlotte Observer talks about various factors used to develop the rankings-one of which is the high homeownership rate among African America...
02/20/2007
Please bear with me, I have to vent right now.I received a personal referral in June of last year for some folks who would be needing to sell their home this spring.  We began talking about the process, about preparing the home for sale, about market performance, about timing, etc etc.We had met ...
02/20/2007
Now that I've hooked you, note that I mean the other meaning of 'discount' here.Many sellers in our marketplace are in denial about new construction.  Even though they drive by the crazy corners on the weekends, with 15-30 new construction lead-in signs indicating a new neighborhood here and a bu...
02/18/2007
So I was out showing property today, always a treat.  And these folks are in town for the third time, ready to make a decision. (The first trip was purely educational on areas, the second to clear the cobwebs and narrow a little, this third one is to actually purchase.)My buyers have just about 9...
02/16/2007
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Come on, people!  Why, oh why, must lawyers be summoned anytime something doesn't go precisely how you intended?I don't know who the first lawyer was, but whoever he was would surely be turning in his grave at what lawyers will do nowadays.  Focus has shifted away from making things right, to mak...
02/14/2007
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