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In an effort to help encourage the declutter of your home, your families' homes and your co-workers' homes, I came across two meaningful holiday gift ideas that won't take up space in anyone's home: DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that benefits public school classes around the country. Here...
11/30/2011
  It has been my experience that once clients are pre-qualified for a loan, they are often surprised by the amount of additional information required of them for the lender. There are 6 pieces of information that are required to constitute a loan application for a mortgage lender, bank or mortga...
11/16/2011
(As originally seen on Amy Shair Durham Real Estate's blog). I read an interesting article about real estate trends. They mentioned WINKs - Women with Income and No Kids. Do you know any WINKs? The article predicts that by 2015 40% of Gen Y households will be WINKs. Gen Y are people born between ...
11/14/2011
(Blog originally shared on Amy Shair Durham Real Estate's blog) No doubt about it - the Triangle area in central North Carolina is one of the best places to live in the US. Numerous surveys and studies have proven it for many years. I was reading a local Durham blog called Bull City Rising which...
11/09/2011
3 hours a week does not seem like much considering there are 168 hours in each week. But 3 hours over a year is over 6 days - now you're talking! I was asked what I would do with 3 hours of extra time each week based on using a service called Docusign which allows myself and my clients to sign do...
11/08/2011
Risks of Buying a Foreclosure If you ask homebuyers why they are looking at foreclosures, the answer often is, “Because they’re such a good deal.” The word “deal” for me is on par with other four letter words which I won’t mention (but you can guess). Deal is a selfish word. Deal is one of those ...
11/07/2011
I noticed that Walmart has a tv commercial on that shows the return of layaway for the holidays. Then I started thinking about way back when people made their holiday wish list after dog-earring the Sears catalogue. (I know some readers will think that was back in the Flintstone days)! Layaway me...
11/04/2011
  (Originally seen on Amy Shair, Durham Real Estate's Blog) Growing up my mom hated when we would burn candles. She would have flashbacks to a kitchen fire that occurred when she was a child. There were candles burning in the kitchen and it caused their kitchen cabinets to catch on fire. No one ...
11/01/2011
(As originally seen on Amy Shair Durham Real Estate's blog) Hi this is Amy Shair. I’ve been out showing buyers some properties recently, and I wonder if buyers are forgetting about something...Location, location, location. You know buyers are talking about getting the best price, they're talking ...
10/28/2011
(As originally seen on Amy Shair Durham Real Estate's blog). When you buy a new home, many parts of the process are different than when you buy a resale home. It is fun to build a home from the ground up, but new construction is not the best choice for everyone. Part 1 discussed the first four di...
10/26/2011
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