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    Poll: Are Granite countertops losing their favor?

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    Originally Posted by pbmaise View Comment
    Any product which requires more maintenance and is expensive is nothing but a fad.

    Kitchens on high end homes have such exotic materials that require so much cleaning and professional repairs are fads.

    Granite countertops
    Stainless steel high polished sinks
    White glass stove tops
    Cooper hoods

    All look good only the day the house is sold.
    Interesting viewpoint.
    Thanks for expressing it.

    I do tend to differ on Granite, though, as it is extremely durable, easy to seal once a year, and a long term favorite across most market pricing ranges.
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    Posted 09-04-2017 at 08:44 AM by MikeJaquish MikeJaquish is online now
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    Poll: Are Granite countertops losing their favor?

    Any product which requires more maintenance and is expensive is nothing but a fad.

    Kitchens on high end homes have such exotic materials that require so much cleaning and professional repairs are fads.

    Granite countertops
    Stainless steel high polished sinks
    White glass stove tops
    Cooper hoods

    All look good only the day the house is sold.
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    Posted 09-02-2017 at 06:10 PM by pbmaise pbmaise is online now
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    POLL: Your preferences, text or email.

    I am not a person who has my phone with me all the time. Half the time, its dead in my purse in the car.

    My vote is email. I check mine at least once a day, and its much easier to type a response on the keyboard.
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    Posted 07-07-2016 at 01:20 PM by gentlearts gentlearts is online now
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    Cary, NC, Real Estate Reflections

    Do you sell a lot of house with Epoxy Flooring in garage, basement, or rooms? if so, does it make difference or value when selling.
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    Posted 04-18-2016 at 06:20 PM by diamondgrind.pcc diamondgrind.pcc is offline
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    Posted 02-16-2015 at 06:10 AM by nancyjordan nancyjordan is offline
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    I feel pretty strongly about telemarketing...

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    Originally Posted by malfunction View Comment
    Sage advice!
    Works for me!
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    Posted 10-02-2013 at 06:45 PM by MikeJaquish MikeJaquish is online now
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    Cary, NC, Real Estate Reflections

    Hi. Thank you for your comments. After sharing 35 years in and near Sarasota, FL, our plan to relocate to an area with excellent healthcare options and great public transportation has begun via the internet. The research triangle of NC seems early in our research to fill the bill. Can you make suggestions? We may well rent during our first year in NC to make certain of a choice for a place to call home. Our thanks, George and Kathy Williamson
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    Posted 08-23-2013 at 02:55 PM by justmekathyb justmekathyb is offline
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    So-o-o, the Sellers won't give you a 20% discount on their Home?

    I wish more buyers understood this... Excellent point!
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    Posted 04-13-2011 at 08:21 AM by Tanya Donaghy Tanya Donaghy is offline
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    Always remember what is important.....

    Case,
    Thanks, I thought so too...
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    Posted 08-27-2010 at 08:00 AM by MikeJaquish MikeJaquish is online now
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    Always remember what is important.....

    Sounds like your priorities are straight to me.
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    Posted 08-27-2010 at 07:35 AM by case44 case44 is online now
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    Repair Negotiations in North Carolina

    Slantsix,
    Your agent should be telling you what the contract says. If you need to, speak with the broker in charge.
    Thanks for the phone call.
    I hope it all works out for you!
    Mike J
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    Posted 08-23-2010 at 10:22 AM by MikeJaquish MikeJaquish is online now
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    Repair Negotiations in North Carolina

    Is the Seller supposed to provide a receipt and/or summary of repairs even if they did some of the repairs themselves?
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    Posted 08-23-2010 at 09:19 AM by slantsix slantsix is offline
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    Repair Negotiations in North Carolina

    Cost of Repair Contingency and Agency

    Pandora,
    I am sorry you are having this issue. I can imagine how stressful it is for you.

    However, these are contract questions that your real estate agent should answer.
    If you do not have an agent, I would strongly suggest you contact a real estate attorney for counsel.

    Mike Jaquish
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    Posted 03-24-2010 at 11:58 AM by MikeJaquish MikeJaquish is online now
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    Repair Negotiations in North Carolina

    I'm a buyer having trouble terminating under a Cost of Repair Contingency.

    Yesterday got back an inspection report that lists repairs 10 times the Cost of Repair contingency. Today I gave notice to terminate for that AND for the termite report, each of which gives me the right to terminate. There are several very large items - like replacing the entire substructure due to termite damage, and repairing undisclosed fire damage in the attic - so there's NO question in anyone's mind that the Contingency amount is met.

    The listing agent (not the seller) has been hounding me since the day of inspection asking me to email her the full inspection report. I can't figure out why she wants it (doesn't she then have to disclose all these material facts?) She insists that I email her the whole inspection report - which I paid for - before she'll release my earnest money.

    The termite report gives me grounds to terminate, it seems I could just provide that.

    Any suggestions? Many thanks.
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    Posted 03-24-2010 at 11:46 AM by pandora2 pandora2 is offline
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    How to Twitter Your Way Into Being Burglarized

    Good points Mike. I have thus far not entered into the world of twitter, but have been considering it as of late. I can't quite figure out what the benefit is or how this media can be used to my benefit. Never thought of what the pitfalls could be until finding this blog post.

    BTW, I came across your post doing a google search about twitter. Who gives the best exposure? Twitter or city-data? hmmmmm
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    Posted 01-04-2010 at 05:45 PM by North_Raleigh_Guy North_Raleigh_Guy is offline
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    So-o-o, the Sellers won't give you a 20% discount on their Home?

    crazyma,

    Now if I could only figure out how the heck to hang out at Crazy Camp...

    It feels like twitter, or something...
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    Posted 05-03-2009 at 04:02 PM by MikeJaquish MikeJaquish is online now
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    So-o-o, the Sellers won't give you a 20% discount on their Home?

    very good now if some would heed this info
    ...Mike you are a level head on here from a lot I read
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    Posted 05-03-2009 at 03:58 PM by crazyma crazyma is offline
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    How many homes does the average Buyer look at before selecting “The One?”

    I agree with everything you say, SassyBelle.

    During a good interview, I typically eliminate over 17,000 homes from our MLS as unlikely matches.
    If the Buyer then wants to see a measly 25 or 30 to get comfortable, as a service professional I am ready to go.
    Thanks for coming by and commenting!
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    Posted 11-19-2008 at 03:07 PM by MikeJaquish MikeJaquish is online now

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