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Month: August 2007

Lake Norman Waterfront Property

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Apparently nobody told the sellers about the downturn in the real estate market. Not if they’re selling waterfront land on Lake Norman. An impromptu survey of several recently sold waterfront lots and a few current active parcels of prime dirt seems to indicate that if you want to live on the water on Lake Norman, […]

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School Daze

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School starts tomorrow! I have talked to at least a half dozen mothers of school-age children in the Lake Norman area, and they all say the same thing; “Thank God!” I have even talked to some kids, and they are ready to go back. August is a tough month for families, because for the most […]

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Be Careful What You Say

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I had a strange, yet somewhat comical thing happen to me once while on phone duty in my office. I guess the comical part would depend upon which end of the phone you were on. In any event, it was a good lesson on gathering information from the prospect before revealing too much to them. […]

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Good Deal or Bad Deal?

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One of the interesting things about being in real estate in the Lake Norman area, and probably anywhere else, is that I am always surprised by the number of clients I work with who want to consider foreclosures as a normal part of their home search. For a lot of those clients, a foreclosure is […]

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What’s Going On?

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Everybody in the Lake Norman area wants to know. Is it a seller’s market? Is it a buyer’s market? Best answer: it depends. Don’t you hate that? But, it’s true. It depends on price range, location, competition, and it depends on who you’re talking to. The MLS statistics for Iredell County seem to indicate that […]

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It’s Still a Bad Idea…

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Over the past few months and recent weeks, a battle was being waged in the state capitol over a proposed “transfer tax” increase that would impact homeowners when they sell their property. Currently, the state imposes upon the seller a $2 per $1000 of gross price tax, paid at the closing of the transaction. The […]

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It’s Like Finding Money….

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I met with a young man the other day who was ready to buy his first home. Like so many other first-time buyers, though, he needed to do some more homework before he would be ready to extend an offer to purchase a property. The first, and critical step is to talk to a lender. […]

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First Post-Reason for Being

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I suppose everyone and everything has a reason for being. The reason for this blog is two-fold; I want a place to share with you what I see happening in the Lake Norman and Piedmont region real estate market, including opportunities I see for buyers and sellers, and I hope to use this blog to […]

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