June 2010

There are 14 blog entries for June 2010.

INSPIRATION FOR TODAY:

"The best laid plans o' mice and men often go astray."
- Robert Burns

"What would you do if you weren't afraid?"
- Haw (from "Who Moved My Cheese?")


DON'T GET TOO COMFORTABLE!

Are you enjoying the good times? Have you achieved your goals and become comfortable in the knowledge that you have reached the zenith of your life and career? But wait! Hold on just a minute. What if things were to change suddenly . . . and you ended up back at the proverbial "Square One"?

Maybe that's already happened to you a time or two. Perhaps your career took a sudden turn in a direction you hadn't anticipated, or a health problem caught you totally by surprise. What did you do then? Were you paralyzed by fear? Did you feel cheated,

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New on the market!

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6228 Riptide Drive, Bar Harbor, $350,000

This home is an incredible value given the location, amenities & recent upgrades for the discriminating buyer that would like to add their own decorative touches. The overall size will deceive you if you don't take a look at it. With four floors of living space, you will find plenty of rooms to live, play & work in. On the 1st floor you will find two office/bonus rooms perfect for a home office (or 4th bedroom) or play area as well as the two car garage & full bath. The 2nd level features the dining room, living room, kitchen, sitting area with fireplace, bathroom & laundry room. The newly updated kitchen features granite countertops, stainless appliances, under mount sink & glass front

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We'd love to give you a tour of our new office in person, but until you can get here, below is a video tour!

 

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INSPIRATION FOR TODAY:

"The world makes way for a man who knows where he is going."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


THIRTY-ONE SECONDS TO GO!

You may recall the story of how steel-magnate Andrew Carnegie commissioned Napoleon Hill to learn the true philosophy of success from America's most successful individuals of the early 1900's. Hill's search for those success secrets culminated in his well-known book "Think & Grow Rich".

What you may not know was how Hill almost squandered the opportunity offered by Carnegie. At the end of a long interview, Carnegie abruptly told Hill, "We've talked a long time and I have shown you the greatest opportunity a young man ever had to become famous, rich, and useful. Now - if I choose you out of the two hundred and

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New on the market!

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158 Ginger Road, Long Leaf Acres, Wilmington, NC 

Well-maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom brick home with a 14x11 bonus room that is not included in the sq ft. This home is ideally situated on a cul-de-sac corner lot in the desirable Long Leaf Acres community. Features include a wood burning fireplace, crown molding, ceiling fans in all bedrooms, & much more. The spacious kitchen boasts 3 yr. old tile flooring, a built-in microwave, & lots of counter space while the master suite showcases a walk-in closet. Entertain with ease on the rocking chair front porch w/ 2 ceiling fans or gather with friends in the large backyard complete with a patio, shed, mature landscaping, & a 2 yr old irrigation system. Other details include a formal

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New on the market!

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2989 Country Club Drive, Hampstead, NC

Looking for a well priced, affordable home? Well, look no further. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home conveniently located on Country Club Drive in Hampstead comes with a 1 car garage, vaulted ceilings in the living room, a quaint sun room, and eat in kitchen. The Master bedroom has its own private deck for tranquil cups of coffee in the morning and there is another deck overlooking the back yard that backs to the marsh and wetlands. The carpeted living room has a wood burning fireplace, ceiling fan and a wall full of windows that allow for an abundance of natural light. The home is minutes to area golf courses, marinsa and an awesome community park. Take comfort that there is a new HVAC system

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Some experts are saying that the next big real estate problem could be a shortage of homes.

Only 672,000 new homes were started in April. That’s less than half the number needed to meet the country’s average population growth.

In the past, an average of more than 1.3 million households have been built each year, creating demand for 1.5 million new homes. In 2009, only 398,000 new households were formed, according to the Census Bureau.

"The decline in household formation is artificial," says James Gaines, a real estate economist with Texas A&M. "The young are moving in with their parents. There's even doubling up among working-class people. There's a pent-up demand coming if and when the economy recovers."

Some economists believe this analysis fails to take…
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INSPIRATION FOR TODAY:

"When people are highly motivated, it's easy to accomplish the impossible.
And when they're not, it's impossible to accomplish the easy."

- Bob Collings (Cited in BITS & PIECES)

ASK "WHY?"

Beginning in the late '60s, a revolution of sorts began in this country. It was a revolution that was irreverent at times, almost always anti-establishment, and it turned many traditional social customs upside-down.

How did it begin? The young, many of college-student age, began to ask WHY? They challenged everything by asking a simple question - WHY? Why must it be so? Why is this or that the "right" way? Why can't I try a new approach? Everything that had been taken for granted by the establishment up

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Video adds ‘high-touch’ to e-mails

BY DEBORAH BALL KEARNS

RE/MAX Times Online Associate Editor

When clients work with Buddy Blake and his team, they can expect a more personal touch to the e-mails they receive.

Blake recently opened RE/MAX Essential in Wilmington, NC, after 12 years as a top-producing agent with Coldwell Banker. Not only has he embraced RE/MAX tools and resources, he also blends hightech touches into every aspect of his business.

“You have to add a personal touch to all your communications with clients,” Blake says. “Our team is proactive with technology – from our blog and Web site, to video e-mails and live online chat client, everything we do is about lead generation and incubation. You have to constantly

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