While summer doesn’t officially arrive until June, Memorial Day acts as the unofficial kickoff to those summer days. While we are still seven days away from Memorial Day, this is the week that your home starts to transform as you prep for the potential pending BBQ or bringing the outdoor furniture up from the basement. [...]
Wow. 2012 is almost gone. Think about it. We survived not just another year but the end of the world predicted by the ancients. Come on, that’s pretty impressive! As you now realize that you need to buy a new calendar may I help you usher out the old and in with the new with these real estate headlines:
It’s all about consumer confidence. If you didn’t think that American nerves are rattled by the recession, continued high unemployment figures and the recent Capitol Hill squabbling, you don’t have to look further than two recent reports involving housing for proof. We are a skittish nation right now. The National Association of Realtors reported that [...]
There are two things that anyone who knows me will tell you. I “bleed blue” for Coldwell Banker and I’m a huge college football fan — especially when it comes to my alma mater, the University of Illinois Fighting Illini. It was great to watch us become bowl eligible last week. Watching it happen against [...]
As I was thinking back, it occurred to me that I purchased my home 40 years ago this year. It was 113 Oconee Drive in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The year was 1970 and I bought it (with some help from my parents) for what seemed like a huge sum of money – less than $30,000. The home was three-bedrooms and two-bathrooms, and I still remember the brick, the ranch layout, the carport and having the first place I could call my own!