I received a call from someone in Raleigh that wanted me to review a piece of property here in Warren County that he was interested in buying. He saw it advertised on-line.

Since I lived here in Warren County, he assumed I was familiar with it. He was correct. In fact,...

While our primary focus has been on residential, small commercial property and rural acreage for the last 20+ years, in the last year or so, there seems to be a greater demand for land, whether for farming, hunting or just building a home on it and having a large garde...

I continue to run across situations where someone has died without a will and either the surviving spouse or other member(s) of the family assume the assets will automatically come to them ( and for some of us, we know what “assume” really means). Not so. I wrote about...

January 3, 2020

What form of ownership do you own property? Having children from a previous marriage could cause some problems upon the death of someone who dies without a will.

Unless you want to sell your home “as is,” i.e., no repairs to be made, let me give you a few suggestions that may help you get the price you want for your home. I cannot tell you the number of homes I have been in whereas the sellers were unaware of what a buyer and/o...

I recently read an article where a young man was asking advice about marrying a girl that had over $50,000 in student loan debt. The consensus was to… run, and not look back. The sad part is that this is not an aberration for many millennial today.

More and more student...

Let me say up front, mobile homes are not my favorite real estate to auction or list. I live in a rural area where there are a lot of mobile homes in our county and we get our fair share of these calls. The ones we do accept are primary a “widow and orphan” situation w...

Many of you know, in addition to traditional listings, we conduct auctions with or without a reserve. You may be asking yourself, “What is the difference between an auction with a reserve and one without a reserve?”

With an “auction with reserve,” the seller has set a m...

March 9, 2019

Rehabbing a home can be very profitable if you have the money, time and skill. If not you may want to partner with someone that does.

“Should I be a real estate investor?” Periodically I get asked that question.  Lately, there seems to be an increase in commercials and advertising about “get rich quick” or “no work required” or “we do it all done for you”, directed at those seeking to be a real estat...

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