Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Holy Cow! Time flies when you're having fun!! In the last week or so I have had the privilege to list 3 wonderful properties right here in wonderful Winston-Salem. There is truly something for everyone... -- 440 Ashbry Run on Meadowlark Glen is a smoothly flowing brick home with private path to Meadowlark Elementary... no carlines! -- 324 Cutty Sark in McGregor Downs is a traditional brick home with full basement on a large corner lot -- 680 Hertford in Sherwood Forest is a unique brick ranch with versatile living spaces & hardwoods throughout To get information or to see a photo tour of these homes, just click the address. Happy hunting!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A 6 Day Closing!

Whew! What a week! I have meant to post so many times lately about just how difficult the loan process is becoming, and I still will... but this picture speaks a thousand words! A local lender with a good reputation really put the buyer in this home through the ringer, and then there were so many "clerical" issues at closing that it literally took 6 days from start to finish to get all the "i"s dotted and "t"s crossed. In my 10 years in the business, I had never seen some of the obstacles thrown our way... and I had also never had a Doritos picnic outside the attorney's office! My seller was a jewel, as was the buyer, but honestly, it is getting harder and harder for us to do our jobs. This is on day 6, when we know all will be ok... only then could you snap a picture and see such contentment! The moral of the story? No matter how good your credit, no matter how cooperative you are with the lender, no matter how much you have to put down, the loan process now WILL be different from anything you have ever experienced! All the more reason to have a seasoned, experienced Realtor at your side...