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5 Dirt-Cheap Ways to Stage Your Home to Sell | Bankrate.com

5 Dirt-Cheap Ways to Stage Your Home to Sell | Bankrate.com | Lake Norman Real Estate | Scoop.it
Five home staging ideas can boost sales appeal at little cost. Visit Bankrate.com to compare the lowest mortgage rates.
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Here are some really good ideas for staging.

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What's in store for 2013

What's in store for 2013 | Lake Norman Real Estate | Scoop.it
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Resolutions....hummm...I've really been thinking about things to do this year and this is my plan. Maybe, if I make it public, I'll have a little added pressure to fulfill my goals. So, here goes:

1. I'm going to run. I mean, really run. Every. Day. Possible. When it's too hot, too cold, too wet and when I'm just too busy. I'm going to run.

2. I'm going to let my little 15 year old daschund sleep with me any time she wants. She is old, I know I won't have her forever.

3. I'm going to drink more wine. I've already bought a few bottles to get me started. There is always time to relax a little. Next year, my goal will be to make crafts with all the corks I've saved from 2013

4. I'm going to Paint. I've had one lesson and have two more scheduled. I shy away from most social and creative opportunities, this year I'm coming out!

5. I'm going to do more yoga. Period. Ten new, challaging poses to perfect in 2013

6. And the MOST Important

Every year I strive to appreciate all the blessings I have in my life. I will make it a goal to ensure the people in my life know how much they mean to me.

 

To My girls...you are so sweet. You happen to be beautiful on the outside but it's the inside beauty that REALLY shines. I wish you to live fully..do all you wish.. but most of all be HAPPY. Follow rainbows...count stars...take it all in and know I love you AS high AS the Sky.

To My new Husband. Thank you for loving me...I still can't believe how lucky I am. Looking forward to all that life may have in store for us.

I'm VERY thankful for my  friend! My best friend Ozzie who always gives more than she gets.

I'm blessed to have many old friends and so thankful for new friends. 

Family---They love me and are there for me, no matter what. WOW!

 

2013 is going to be a great YEAR !!

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Home Prices Could Jump 9.7% in 2013, J.P. Morgan Says

Home Prices Could Jump 9.7% in 2013, J.P. Morgan Says | Lake Norman Real Estate | Scoop.it
Home-price forecasts for 2013 are on the rise. J.P. Morgan expects U.S. home prices to rise 3.4% in its base-case estimate and up to 9.7% in its most bullish scenario of economic growth.
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RealtyTrac: Big five banks see 41% drop in pre-foreclosures | HousingWire

RealtyTrac: Big five banks see 41% drop in pre-foreclosures | HousingWire | Lake Norman Real Estate | Scoop.it
The big five lenders involved in the National Mortgage Settlement saw their combined notice of default filings and notices of trustee sale decline 41% when comparing November filings to a year earlier.
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Foreclosure activity drops to 5-year low

Foreclosure activity dropped in September to the lowest level since July 2007, RealtyTrac reported on Thursday.

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Obama scorecard reveals more housing improvement

Obama scorecard reveals more housing improvement | Lake Norman Real Estate | Scoop.it
More than 1.3 million homeowner assistance actions have taken place through the Making Home Affordable Program, the Obama's Administration said in its November Housing Scorecard report. The Federal Housing Administration also offered more than 1.5...
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Real Estate: Is the Bottom In, or Is This a Head-Fake?

Real Estate: Is the Bottom In, or Is This a Head-Fake? | Lake Norman Real Estate | Scoop.it
Everyone interested in real estate is asking the same question: Is the bottom in, or is this just another “green shoots” recovery that will soon wilt?

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Short Sales Outpacing Sales Of Bank-Owned Homes : NPR

Short Sales Outpacing Sales Of Bank-Owned Homes : NPR | Lake Norman Real Estate | Scoop.it
Short sales outpacing sales of bank-owned homes...
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Delinquency, foreclosure data shows drop in shadow inventory | HousingWire

Delinquency, foreclosure data shows drop in shadow inventory | HousingWire | Lake Norman Real Estate | Scoop.it
The Mortgage Bankers Association says a four-year low in serious mortgage delinquencies and a drop in the percentage of loans in foreclosure during the third quarter suggests fewer homes are part of the shadow inventory.
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Are Bidding Wars happening here? YES!!!!

Bidding Wars Return To Real Estate : NPR

Sales of previously owned homes are up more than 10 percent from last year, according to The Wall Street Journal. At the same time, the number of homes for sale is at the lowest levels in years.

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We raised money for "SGK Race for the Cure".... with a fun Paint Class with Jin's Art!

We raised money for "SGK Race for the Cure".... with a fun Paint Class with Jin's Art! | Lake Norman Real Estate | Scoop.it

The newest & latest craze is painting in a group setting.  Jin's Art takes a different approach by giving her guests lots of personal attention in small group classes of 5-15 guests.  She also trains her instructors to give the same personal attention to each guest and emphasizes that they focus on each guests needs to grow to their desired art level.  You will never find a class expereince like you will have with Jin's ArtPA www.facebook.com/jinsartpa ; or Jin's ArtNC www.facebook.com/jinsart. ; Why not learn now to paint in a cost effective way with other friends and family members.  All levels accepted.  After two hours, you walk away with your own masterpeice.  Jin's instructor in PA,  Kelly Kupinski, is taking appointments to plan your next art class with 5 or more people, she comes to you!  Here is a picture of Jin's last planned group art class taught by Jin Williams in PA at the historic Shearer Elegance Bed&Breakfast.  Jin is moving to NC and will start her classes there.  She is excited about expanding and raising money for MS.  Join her and Kelly to raise funds for causes, while having creative fun!!!

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Lake Norman Realty Hosts Annual Community Appreciation Day

Lake Norman Realty Hosts Annual Community Appreciation Day | Lake Norman Real Estate | Scoop.it
DENVER, NC:  Lake Norman Realty’s Denver office will host its second annual Community Appreciation Day on Saturday, October 27th from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. This free day of family fun will feat...
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36 ways to celebrate Halloween in Lake Norman | Mooresville Weekly

36 ways to celebrate Halloween in Lake Norman | Mooresville Weekly | Lake Norman Real Estate | Scoop.it
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CHART OF THE DAY: Home Prices Climbed At The Fastest Rate Since May 2006

CHART OF THE DAY: Home Prices Climbed At The Fastest Rate Since May 2006 | Lake Norman Real Estate | Scoop.it
CoreLogic November home prices rise 7.4 percent year-over-year, the biggest jump since May 2006.
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Over half of American homes don't have or use their landline

Over half of American homes don't have or use their landline | Lake Norman Real Estate | Scoop.it
Don't use your landline? Don't have a landline? You're in the majority according to the latest data from the CDC.
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Why The Outlook For U.S. Homebuilders Is Stable | S&P Dow Jones Indices - HousingViews

Why The Outlook For U.S. Homebuilders Is Stable | S&P Dow Jones Indices - HousingViews | Lake Norman Real Estate | Scoop.it
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Understanding the FHA Pre-Foreclosure Short Sale Process

Understanding the FHA Pre-Foreclosure Short Sale Process | Lake Norman Real Estate | Scoop.it
All short sales are not alike—especially when an FHA-insured mortgage is involved. FHA short sales must advance through a very exact and systemized process. Here’s what you need to know:
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Q3 2012 Foreclosure Sales & Short Sales Market Report

Q3 2012 Foreclosure Sales & Short Sales Market Report | Lake Norman Real Estate | Scoop.it
Foreclosure sales and short sales activity for the third quarter of 2012, including pre-foreclosure sales, REO sales and short sales prior to a foreclosure start.

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Realty Times - Should I Stay Or Should I Go: Sell Or Remodel?

Realty Times - Should I Stay Or Should I Go: Sell Or Remodel? | Lake Norman Real Estate | Scoop.it
Real Estate News And Advice - Should I Stay Or Should I Go: Sell Or Remodel?
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10 Real Estate Trends to Watch in 2013

10 Real Estate Trends to Watch in 2013 | Lake Norman Real Estate | Scoop.it
After five grueling years, Americans are finally feeling optimistic about the housing market. But that doesn’t mean everyone wins: Here are 10 trends to watch in the next year.
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Remember The 14-Year-Old Who Bought A House? She Just Bought Another One : NPR

Remember The 14-Year-Old Who Bought A House? She Just Bought Another One : NPR | Lake Norman Real Estate | Scoop.it

Remember The 14-Year-Old Who Bought A House? She Just Bought Another One : NPR

 

Willow Tufano's life over the past few months was sort of surreal. She got caught up in two dramas: America's housing market and America's media circus. Now she's trying to get her own reality show.

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Staging Your Home to Sell

Staging Your Home to Sell | Lake Norman Real Estate | Scoop.it
Tips on how to use the simple techniques of staging your house for a fast sale and top dollar. Easy to do, good-as-gold advice, and it really works!
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Dreaming Of A Beautiful Place

Dreaming Of A Beautiful Place | Lake Norman Real Estate | Scoop.it

It's been a week since I returned from my wonderful honeymoon in Abaco. I find my mind drifting off ... the fantasy of packing up and moving to the tropical paradise.

     I could hop in the boat and run over to Treasure Cay and show a couple of

     properties....take a long lunch at the Hopetown lighthouse, meeting some

     potential investors...Feasting on conch fritters and coconuts....a year round

     suntan; not the kind of tan that results in sunspots, the other kind of tan that

     just looks great and causes no harm...an island metabolism that makes me

     instantly fit with little effort....oh! to live in such a place!

Back to the office at Lake Norman!

My days and nights are filled with some of the most beautiful skies, sunsets and sunrises. My e-mail and voice is filled with inquiries from clients all over the country. What do they want??? To live where I live!!! Beautiful Lake Norman surrounded by upscale small towns...Mooresville, Davidson, Denver, Troutman, Terrell...all with their own unique flair.  A place where just last Christmas, I was out on the boat enjoying the mild winter with a sweat shirt and a hot cup of coffee.

I will be back to visit Abaco again, I am certain! More importantly, I will pay more attention to  all that I have in this community I now call "HOME".

Thinking of making Lake Norman your home?   Let me show you the way!!!

www.crystal/lakenormanrealty.com

Crystall@lakenormanrealty.com

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Avon Walk for Breast Cancer: Charlotte Avon Walk

Avon Walk for Breast Cancer: Charlotte Avon Walk | Lake Norman Real Estate | Scoop.it
The Avon Walk Charlotte has an ambiance all its own. The Queen City’s broad streets lined with towering oaks and majestic homes provide a beautiful scenic backdrop for the Walk while helping to fight breast cancer.
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