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RECENT BLOG POSTS
During a recent Buyer interview, the Buyer asked me if REALTORs are required to earn a 4-year degree in real estate. I told him "no" but then explained the training that real estate agents go through in North Carolina, and that a good agent is continuously taking classes, reading, etc., to increa...
10/09/2007
Written by:Darleen McCullen, REALTOR®, BrokerKeller Williams RealtyPhone: 919.454.8864Email: darleen@darleenmc.comI continue to be amazed at the number of home buyers who purchase new construction and tell me they do NOT want a home inspection because it's a "new" property.  When I dig deeper, I ...
09/23/2007
A few days ago, in my blog titled, "You Want to Flip a House? Educate Yourself!", I promised to share some of the headaches I had during my first flip, which I purchased in Cary, North Carolina through a Short Sale . I acquired the property for $123,000, and it appraised at $147,000 before any wo...
09/16/2007
...How Well Do We Take Care of Ourselves and Our Loved Ones?I was listening to the radio the other day, and heard that the third Tuesday of September (Sept. 18th this year) has been designated at Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day, and it started me to thinking: As Realtors, we take good care of ...
09/15/2007
If you're like me, you love those Flip It television shows. They're addictive, aren't they?? And, unless you've been living under a rock, you've seen the media coverage about the record number of foreclosures in the United States. These shows, coupled with the increased foreclosure rate in this c...
09/10/2007
Recently, I had the good fortune of meeting a general contractor who works for a non-profit organization called Builders of Hope in Raleigh, NC. This organization moves homes that ordinarily would be torn down to other locations where they can be designated as affordable housing. (In Raleigh and ...
08/05/2007
How do parents do it--day in and day out? You MUST in a constant state of tiredness! Yesterday, my 10 year-old niece concluded a four week visit with me. (I went from having a childless home to having to keep her entertained, and of course, fed.) I had absolutely no idea I could be so tired, whic...
08/04/2007
Buyers have heard time and again from their real estate agents that they should have a general home inspection before purchasing a property. But what about a mold inspection?Recently, one of my buyers made an offer on a home with a finished basement. (Because basement homes are not common in Nort...
07/31/2007
Congratulations! You've just moved into your brand new home. You're so excited about your recent purchase--with the exception of those items that you just can't get the builder to come back and fix. (If you worked with a Realtor to purchase the home, your agent should be able to provide you with ...
07/30/2007
I thought it would be fun to blog off topic today and talk about something that is important to anyone who drives or rides: tires, breaks, and batteries--and how to get a bargain.Think about it...Bargains usually make us feel good. (How many times have you purchased something that displayed the w...
07/29/2007
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