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Mon Dec 3, 2012
For any tax advice, you would need to consult with a CPA or a Financial Advisor.
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Tue Dec 4, 2012
Scott Godzyk answered:
It should if it is found he knew, that he failed to send help and he said today, the orders came from him. The cover up grows. The cover up of the cover up grows. Will we ever get the truth? ... more
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Thu Nov 8, 2012
Chad Gray answered:
Do you have a particular question we can help you with?
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Thu Nov 8, 2012
My NC Homes Team answered:
Not sure what your question is.
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Mon Nov 5, 2012
Fred Yancy answered:
Sales prices are public record with the tax accessors office. If you have the address, you will be able to find the price at which the property sold.
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Fri Sep 28, 2012
Barbara Stanton answered:
There are several really nice apartment complexes around my office on Grelot Rd. Let me know if I can be of help. I have helped several graduates find just the right place where they feel comfortable!
Barbara Stanton
Roberts Brothers Inc.
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Thu Apr 15, 2010
Alex Kim answered:
Hi Laura,
Good question there.
From my understanding, the lender is not really part of the contract. The Ratified Contract is between the Seller (the homw owner, borrower from bank) and the Buyer, the lender is just 3rd party to approved the sale. So, as long as if the Buyer has Ratified Contract from the Seller of the property dated before 4/30/10 and if the closing occurs before the date of 6/30/10, the Buyer will be qualified for the tax credit of $8,000. And of course, the Buyer must be qualified in the limitation of the tax credit guideline. Hope this helps*_* ... more
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Tue Apr 29, 2008
Chad Edwards answered:
Jeff, the growth prospects in Mobile should be good as the area is getting a new Thyssen Krupp plant in the area. Major employer and infrastructure investment.
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Wed Nov 21, 2007
Megan Manly answered:
Nashville is still extremely strong, per the NAR reports last week at the national conference. Competition can be fierce for lower priced property, but the returns can be nice if you play it smart. ... more
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Wed Nov 14, 2007
Trulia Roger answered:
I reckon that would be x, innit?
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Sat Feb 23, 2013
Barry Lynn Miller J.R. answered:
That seems to be a better question for an accountant
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Thu Apr 8, 2010
Bridgette Kostek, REALTOR, Coldwell Banker M. M. Parrish answered:
I think almost everyone here in the Voices community loves your idea! IMHO, October 21st is too soon. I'd like to see good planning and plenty of time to get the word out nationally (blogging, local BoR postings, maybe NAR and Trulia will help?), can we plan it for spring? It should be on a non-holiday weekend, and I think we'll need two days to adequately cover all the listings. Sylvia has pointed out that it may be a good promotional opportunity for Trulia (Sylvia, please expound on this idea); and Heather O had said she'd help with a "Trulia National Open House" logo (given Trulia's permission, of course). I would like to see this as a Trulia initiative, with the event open for participation by everyone: agents, REALTORs, FSBOs, discounters, etc. Anyone who wants to join the cause. The more, the better! I think first step is a vote here...

To all respondents:

Fall or Spring?
One day (Sunday) or two (Saturday and Sunday)?
Will you help and how?

That should get the ball rolling in the right direction... Can't wait to see your responses!
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Sun Sep 23, 2007
Steve Ostrom answered:
Why ... because previous people that were involved with were not good listeners, didn't ask enough vital questions and they didn't humanize themselves. Being a REALTOR® for my husband is like being a psychologist on top of a negotiator and coordinator. If you don't listen you don't know what the needs are and it heads down a dangerous path of miscommunication and misunderstandings that can fester in to resentment and hostility. People need to feel comfortable with who you are and how you do things to continue on with business. With experience and exposure comes trust to outsiders. Involve sellers in the process and let them know what you are doing along the way to make sure the seller is on board. Show sellers the stats and okay my marketing style and Steve's presenting style so that we are on the same boat and there isn't a "dust-up" of why something was done and it wasn't okay with the seller.

Buyers, ask too many questions of them. Words and descriptors mean something different to everyone, lots of wasted hours of deciphering meaning can be wasted on showing and frustrating your buyers if you are not a certified mind reader. Our job is to ask the question to maximize the buyers time and figuring out what is the best solution for their functional and emotional needs in a home.

Last week we were in a restaurant and a gentleman found out what my husband and I did, no joke on dialogue, Mr. Slightly Angry: "Oh you all are the people that get old cars towed in our neighborhood and get people in trouble for tall lawns. That really chaps my hide (modification of language)." Me: "Well do you know for certain they did that and even if they did you are not just selling the house you are selling the area. People have eyes and if they do not like their surrounding environment ... they won't stay to look further. If that house being listed sells for a lower price, did you know that may in turn effect the pricing of your house down the street? That REALTOR® may have increased the perceived value of the home and possibly yours if you are considering selling anytime soon." Mr. Nice-Now: "Oh, I didn't think of it that way."

Listen to their needs, absorb important issues of theirs, suggest things that are in their best interest that may or may not be apparent to them, educate I on good decision making and preparation, involve them, relate situations to them that are understandable and applicable and keep the lines of communication open. That is how we honor others needs and many we know do too.
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Mon Sep 17, 2007
Dave Rivera & Sheila Small answered:
Hi Patrick,
I hope it is a half point. The lender in our office was just talking to us about this today, and he said that a quarter point is already basically "built-in" (expected), so that wouldn't have any positive effect on our industry. I don't expect more than a half, though it's fun to speculate! ... more
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