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2009 

The world is changing and today's buyers are becoming more conscious of green environmentally friendly homes.  However, not all builders and developers are on board, quite yet! Kermit the Frog said it best..."It's not easy being green..."                                 I'm hearing from more firs...
06/24/2009
I received a call from a first time buyer this morning and her comments just seemed so odd. "I've lived in the same apartment for 9 years because I don't know where to start to buy..." "I'm too scared because I don't know the process of loans, houses, mortgage payments etc..."   "I know I should ...
06/11/2009
Well, Raleigh, NC and surrounding areas has held it's own as far as the upper end sales over the past few years.  However, the timing of some communities and what they offered was just a bit off. Example- Hasentree off Highway 98 in Wake Forest, NC.  Personally it's one of my favorite places to s...
06/10/2009
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams" -Eleanor Roosevelt People who write down their dreams are much more likely to achieve them.  Is a home something you dream of?  Maybe several homes in many different places?  Maybe your dream is to invest and help others purc...
06/08/2009
I've had many people ask me online and in the real world "how much is your commission?"  I never give a direct answer but I always tell them...It's negotiable.  I work with your needs and not a set price across the board. The old school Realtors always stick to their "full service percentages" or...
06/06/2009
http://emcclenny.postlets.com/ I know you have options out there for many homes.  I'd like to offer to all buyers and opportunity to lend a helping hand and find a great home for yourself. If you purchase a listing that I have currently available, I'll donate $500 of my commission to a charity of...
06/06/2009
I've often thought of ways to help a seller or buyer out of a sticky situation.  Recently, I've been trying to look for "good deed" opportunities.  As a single mom, I don't have time to volunteer or give a lot of myself to help others.  However, there is a family I met thourhg a networking site t...
06/02/2009
Who would have known??  Dryer sheets can do all of this stuff?? 1. It will chase ants away when you lay a sheet near them. It also repels mice.  2. Spread sheets around foundation areas, or in trailers, or cars that are sitting and it keeps mice from entering your vehicle.  3. It takes the odor o...
06/01/2009
Over the past decade my closing gifts have differed SO much.  It went from a $25 gift card to Lowe's or Home Depot, fruit baskets, house plants, NOTHING(not a good idea) and many miscellaneous other items. However, I've just stumbled onto a really neat idea.  A personalized flag with the new owne...
06/01/2009
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