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Friday, February 27, 2015   /   by Henry Hilgartner

Pending Home Sales Rise in January to Highest Level in 18 Months

The market in the Triad/Triangle region has suddenly switched from a Buyers Market to a Sellers Market. Supply & Demand are hard at work! Inventory is very low and there are more buyers than last year. Multiple offer situation are happening with increasing regularity. So - Home buyers need to be really ready! Know what you want! Be fully prepared for seizing the home you want. Get pr-qualified before you start looking lest you frustrate yourself by loosing out to someone who WAS fully prepared!

Friday, February 20, 2015   /   by Henry Hilgartner

Crime Report Website Link

Do you want to know the crimes in the area?  check it out!  


Attempted Homicide

Death Investigation

Sexual Assault

Sexual Offense - Other

Robbery - Commercial

Robbery - Individual

Aggravated Assault

Assault - Other

Burglary - Commercial

Burglary - Residential




Theft - Other

Motor Vehicle Theft

Burglary from Motor Vehicle



Alcohol Violation

Drugs / Narcotics Violation

Disorderly Conduct

Traffic Incident


Weapons Violation

All Other - Non-Criminal

All Other - Criminal

Sex/Known Offender

 ...any area in the country!!
http://www.raidsonline.com/ ...

Friday, February 6, 2015   /   by Henry Hilgartner

How Much Do Schools Affect Real Estate Prices?

The Right School District: How Much Do Schools Affect Real Estate Prices?
By: Sam DeBord 

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When people buy a home, a plethora of factors influence their decision. The look of the home, as well as its size, layout, age, and proximity to amenities are all important to varying degrees, depending on the individual buyer.
The local school district is one factor with significant influence. We’ve always known that good schools attract families with school-age children, but recent statistics add concrete numbers and surprising trends to the storyline.
Extreme School BuyersWhen looking at trends, it’s often entertaining to find the extremes. The best school districts near Seattle have recently seen a huge influx of buyers from China, paying premium cash prices for homes that many are purchasing ...

Monday, January 19, 2015   /   by Henry Hilgartner

Re-Modeling? How to Harness the History of Cost vs. Value

Remodeling Magazine January 13, 2015  0









How to Harness the History of Cost vs. Value
Use the report's long-term track record to back you up when you explain to clients what it really costs to do a project
By Craig Webb

Home-flippers beware: This article isn't for you.
We’ve tracked the Cost vs. Value payback ratios for groups of related remodeling projects dating back as far as our 2003 report. They show that, unlike with replacement jobs such as switching out a steel door, there’s not a single project on a national basis that returns more money in home resale value than it costs to hire a pro to do the work.
Kitchen projectm ...
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