Rocky Mount, NC Real Estate News

By Kathy Akers, ABR, CRS, GRI, PSA, Your Trusted Real Estate Advisor
(Fathom Realty NC LLC)
It's May 4th weekend - are you looking for something to do in Rocky Mount, NC? So you are looking for something to do this weekend.  Here are three events happening on May 4, 2013 right here in Rocky Mount.  Let's start with the Farmer's Market on Peachtree Street.  This weekend is Strawberry Jazz.  Lots of strawberries and music as well.       Now let's move on to Fun Run for Charities at the Imperial Centre on Gay Street.  Besides the actual run, those charities that will benefit from the fundraiser will be there to tell you more about their programs.  If you cannot make it out, donations will be accepted through May 31, 2013, online.  Remember that your charity will have a chance to receive a matching grant in accordance with what they raise.     Last, but not least, is the Nash Com...
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By Kathy Akers, ABR, CRS, GRI, PSA, Your Trusted Real Estate Advisor
(Fathom Realty NC LLC)
  The USA South Conference Tournament begins tomorrow!! Starting on April 11, 2013, Rocky Mount, NC, will be hosting the USA South Conference Tournament with over 850 college athletes, their coaches, classmates and families.  There will be college baseball, softball, tennis, lacrosse and golf from Thursday through Sunday (April 14, 2013). The opening ceremony will take place at the Rocky Mount Athletic Complex at 3:00 pm and will be led by North Carolina Wesleyan College President, James Gray.  The NCWC Bishops are hosting the Spring Championship Games and invite everyone to come out to cheer their team along in the tournament.  The USA South Conference is comprised of twelve colleges from Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia and North Carolina.   You can find a complete list of sports, schedul...
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By Kathy Akers, ABR, CRS, GRI, PSA, Your Trusted Real Estate Advisor
(Fathom Realty NC LLC)
The Women's Professional Networking Group of Rocky Mount, NC hosted a Go Red Event I am a member of the Women's Professional Networking Group of Rocky Mount, NC.  On Feburary 27, 2013, we hosted a Go Red Event for the American Heart Association.  For our first event, we had over 130 people in attendance and fun was had by all.                    The evening included a dinner, speaker and silent auction.  I was unable to attend due to a prior committment, however, I had purchased a table and sent friends and clients to enjoy the evening.  A good friend of mine, who is also a client, hosted the table for me that evening and made sure everyone had a good time.  As you can see, everyone enjoyed the evening. On February 27, 2013, we had our second Go Red Event and doubled our attendance.  Wi...
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By Bill Lumpp, Realtor, GREEN
(Century 21 The Combs Company)
I heard a sermon recently talking about perception is everything! He was a visiting pastor whom most of us did not know. He asked us to hold up our thumbs and describe what we saw, he even held up his to show us how to hold our hand, thumb, and arm. He raised his thumb like Fonzie from Happy Days did...Aaaah! So we started to yell out what we noticed on our thumb and he would repeat what he heard....nail, ridges, skin, wrinkles, line in the nails, spots, etc...everything YOU see when you look at a thumb. He then said "I do not see any of that" and told us to turn our thumbs around to the side HE was looking at! His perception was different than ours and for us to be good at whatever we are doing we have to understand the perspective of those we are talking to at that given time (he was ...
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By Kathy Akers, ABR, CRS, GRI, PSA, Your Trusted Real Estate Advisor
(Fathom Realty NC LLC)
Yes, I know it is only April, but summer will be here before we know it and what are the kids going to do?  The City of Rocky Mount has set their Summer Day Camp schedule.  There are seven camps throughout Rocky Mount and they start June 11, 2012.  The camps will run Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm each day.  The Quest Summer Program is for those residents that live in the South Rocky Mount area and are for children ages 5-12.  These kids would be attending either O. R. Pope or Baskerville schools.  For a complete list of camp sites, dates, time and cost, click here or call 252-937-1151 or 252-467-4925.  
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By Kathy Akers, ABR, CRS, GRI, PSA, Your Trusted Real Estate Advisor
(Fathom Realty NC LLC)
  My Sister's House is making plans for its annual Spring Gala, schedule for March 31, 2012, at the Gateway Convention Centre in Rocky Mount, NC.  Put on your dancing shoes and join My Sister's House for a night of fun.  There will be a cocktail hour, dinner, dancing with live music from Todd Montgomery and the Big Chief band and a silent and live auction.  Tickets are on sale now, $50 a person and sponsorship opportunities are still available.  Cocktail attire is appropriate for the evening. The silent auction will feature about 15-20 items from local individuals and businesses.  Items tat will be available for the live auction include a 1-week staay at a house on Lake Gaston (sleeps 6), jewelry by Sharon Diemo and a framed watercolor by Jim Wood.  There will also be a custom Pendant f...
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By Kathy Akers, ABR, CRS, GRI, PSA, Your Trusted Real Estate Advisor
(Fathom Realty NC LLC)
This year started on a high note for Rocky Mount.  The Halle Companies of Maryland purchased the foreclosed Ford's Colony of Rocky Mount development.  Ford's Colony of Rocky Mount was developed by Realtec of Williamsburg, VA, in 2004 to complement their sister property in Williamsburg, VA.  The property was well underway with an 18-hole golf course, 80-acre private lake and a raquet and swim club all within the development. This property was set to be a premier gated community in the Rocky Mount area.  Due to several sets of circumstances, the economy being one, this beautiful development went into foreclosure.  In a deadline purchase, the Halle Companies exercised their option on December 30, 2011 for the development, excluding the golf course.  This company has developed properties in...
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By Bill Lumpp, Realtor, GREEN
(Century 21 The Combs Company)
Time is running out on this little known secret! The $8,000 tax credit is alive and well but will run out April 30 2011! This is only for the military and they had to be out of the country... Just click the link below to figure this all out http://bit.ly/aedI2C I closed one yesterday that the client will qualify (please see an accountant) for and Rocky Mount is not a big military town. So anyone in the military that wants a deal from the government better found a house within the next 2-3 weeks and close by April 30 2011! Call me I can help! Bill
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By Bill Lumpp, Realtor, GREEN
(Century 21 The Combs Company)
I always try to be positive in everything I do, whether it is life, work, or whatever. I have to work to find my faults (I know that is a flaw of mine) and I have to work hard to show negative traits. Sometimes I speak the truth and people take that as negative, but I think of that as being realistic. With all of that said I will now list all the perceived negatives that I will or will not do...being a positive person I think of them has opportunities for me to explain. Negative from sellers                                                                                             Positive spin from me I will not take out a full page add in the newspaper                                            I am all over the Internet I will not call you every week to talk                         ...
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By Bill Lumpp, Realtor, GREEN
(Century 21 The Combs Company)
I was looking around my office this morning trying to get over this blog block (writers block for 2011) and I noticed my multi- million dollar plaques, my "rookie of the year", my "Realtor of the year", and many other recognition's that I have earned. I am not saying all of this to brag or be boastful just trying to look at reality.I am looking at the news, facebook, and the Internet about Charlie Sheen. This is a man that had one of the #1 rated shows on TV, earned many awards, and made crazy money. He is now acting crazy, saying dumb things, and out of work. What has changed for him? What has changed for you? Does the plaques of last year earn you any respect this year? We must always remember to be humble in life, in business, and in our relationships. Sure I will tell all my clients...
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By Bill Lumpp, Realtor, GREEN
(Century 21 The Combs Company)
I LOVE Rocky Mount! And so will you! I moved to Rocky Mount, NC when my dad was transferred to Pinetops, NC with Westinghouse in 1979 (I was 10 years old)! My mother's first words when we entered the City limits were "welcome to the first day of the rest of your life" Being 10 I was old enough to understand this phrase but too young to understand just how important those words are to everybody! What if she said "well we are here, it is not home but..." She said those words not knowing that some 31 years later her and my father would be in heaven and I would be helping people make Rocky Mount (area) home. I LOVE Rocky Mount! My first day here the neighborhood kids (about 15 strong) asked me to play kickball, our moving truck still had our furniture stacked up. I am still friends with man...
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By Caroline Huising
(Huising)
Price: $55,000 FIZBER.com ID 13771081 Acreage/Land with in 629 Chimeny Hill Way Ford Colony Rocky mount, NC, 27804 http://www.fizber.com/13771081/ 629 Chimeny Hill Way Ford Colony - For Sale By Owner Property Details: Type: Acreage/Land Address: 629 Chimeny Hill Way Ford Colony, Rocky mount, NC, 27804 Sq footage: 0.0 Floors: n/a Bathrooms: 0.0 Bedrooms: 0 Year built: 0 View full property details and seller's contacts. View more North Carolina homes for sale. Homes for Sale by Owner. Description: The land is in a beautiful developed resort property near the coast. Premier private residential communities in North Carolina. Located in charming and historic Rocky Mount on 1,400 acres of beautifully forested land, Ford’s Colony centerpieces are its outstanding 18 hole golf course and 80 acr...
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By David Recker
(Connect Realty - http://www.NCRealEstateWeb.com)
The Congressional Budget Office has prepared a report that suggests ways for Congress to raise revenues. One key suggestion is that Congress cut deductions for home owner mortgage interest from the present $1.1 million cap to $500,000, phasing in the reduction by $100,000 annually starting in 2013. Click Here to read this entire article.
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By Bill Lumpp, Realtor, GREEN
(Century 21 The Combs Company)
Recently I listed a real log home on 40 acres in a rural part of our county. Last year I listed and sold a Williamsburg Village (three homes moved to a river location all built about 1800). Two years ago I listed and sold a one hundred year home with acreage and an old country store. I have other stories but I am not writing this to brag!!! In each case listed above and others not listed, agents had been called in before me to list the property but either refused, did not follow up, or in one case told the client to call me! Unique property is not easy to sell I admit, but listing and selling cookie cutter homes would be a long boring day. Cookie cutter properties are easy to price and take no imagination to advertise. How do you comp out a 100 year old REAL log home? How do you comp ou...
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By David Recker
(Connect Realty - http://www.NCRealEstateWeb.com)
Nash and Edgecombe County property values increased by 26 percent since 2001 say tax officials. Property values in Nash County increased 22 percent while Edgecombe County values increased roughly 32 percent. Tax officials in both counties are prepared for a surge of complaints. The official notices are schedule to be mailed on 1/16/2009. David C Recker, Associate Broker, Realtor ® licensed in North Carolina. Reach David at: 252-442-2687 Copyright © 2009 By David C Recker, NC Real Estate Web Blog. All Rights Reserved.. *2009 Property Revaluation Released* Related Articles:Local Market Improves10 Real Estate Predictions For 2009How To Get A Quick Sale In A Slow Market
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By David Recker
(Connect Realty - http://www.NCRealEstateWeb.com)
Make sure you choose a REALTOR® who will provide top-notch service and meet your unique needs.1. How long have you been in residential real estate sales? Is it your full-time job? While experience is no guarantee of skill, real estate - like many other professions - is mostly learned on the job.2. How many homes did you and your real estate brokerage sell last year? By asking this question, you'll get a good idea of how much experience the practitioner has.3. How many days did it take you to sell the average home? How did that compare to the overall market? The REALTOR® you interview should have these facts on hand, and be able to present market statistics from the local MLS to provide a comparison.4. How close to the initial asking prices of the homes you sold were the final sale price...
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By David Recker
(Connect Realty - http://www.NCRealEstateWeb.com)
Our local Real Estate Market has improved over the last few months. I'm not jumping for joy, yet, but we have seen an improvement none the less. Bargain hunters snatching up foreclosures, home owners who pulled their properties off the market, and buyers starting to enter the market helped shrink out local inventory of available homes for sale to its lowest point since March 2008. Total listing of homes for sale declined 5.1 percent in December compared to November, according to figures compiled from the Rocky Mount MLS. Total listings at the end of December are a mere 1 percent higher than they were in December 2007 in areas serviced by the Rocky Mount MLS. This is good news! Demand for housing increased in December and units sold at about the same pace as this summer.  This is the fou...
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By David Recker
(Connect Realty - http://www.NCRealEstateWeb.com)
Many homeowners believe that to maximize their profit on a home sale they should sell it themselves. At first glance, they feel selling a home is simple and why should they pay a broker fees for something they could do themselves? In fact, close to 9% of all the homes sold last year were sold for sale by owner (FSBO). However, close to half of the FSBO's said that they would hire a professional next time they sold. Thirty percent said they were unhappy with the results they achieved by choosing FSBO. Why?Many FSBO's told us that the time, paperwork and everyday responsibilities involved were not worth the amount of money they saved in commissions. For others, the financial savings were even more disappointing. By the time they figured the amount of fees paid to outside consultants, insp...
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By David Recker
(Connect Realty - http://www.NCRealEstateWeb.com)
SituationI received a call from a couple wanting to sell their home in Brassfield Estates. Both Jim and Maria were retired and they wanted to move to the Ashville, North Carolina area. The couple had learned about me from my website, www.NCRealEstateWeb.com, and gave me a call. During our meeting we discussed how I work, why I do the things I do, and exactly what I was going to do to help them get their home sold. At the end of the meeting they informed me that a friend had recommended another Realtor to them. They would contact me with their decision on who they would hire after meeting with the other Realtor. A few days later they called me and wanted me to list their house. Critical IssueJim and Maria had no pressing issue making them relocate other than they just wanted to move. The...
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By David Recker
(Connect Realty - http://www.NCRealEstateWeb.com)
RealtyTrac and trulia just released the results of a new joint study. This study shows that fewer buyers are willing to consider purchasing a foreclosed property than they were seven months ago. Seven months ago, 54 percent of adults surveyed said they would consider purchasing a foreclosed home. In November, only 47 percent of adults say they'd buy a foreclosure.The main issue is perceived risk. With 80 percent of those surveyed citing hidden repair costs, a tricky buying process, and the possibility that the neighborhood will lose more value and drag the property down with it.To compensate for these risks, 75 percent say they expect at least a 25 percent discount and 30 percent say they would only buy if there is a 50 percent discount compared with a comparable home that isn't in fore...
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