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Old 09-08-2008, 08:49 PM
Location: Buffalo NY
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things I know to be true...a down economy means people are 'nesting'. spending more money in their homes then travel, selling homes or vactioning. I'm not too concerned about myself, I'm driven, expereinced, highly motivated, competent salesman. My wife has a NYS teaching certification. CA and NY have the toughest standards so the certification or extra course work probably wont be necessary.
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Old 09-10-2008, 11:16 AM
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Hey MikeSuicide:
Read this:
Money: How low will the mortgage meltdown drag O.C.'s economy? | county, orange, percent, center, housing - OCRegister.com

The vast sea of empty parking spaces at the South Coast Home Furnishings Centre tells a story about our local economy better than any graph or chart.
The Costa Mesa retail center, envisioned as a Mecca for people looking to upgrade home interiors, was conceived and built during the historic run-up in housing prices a few years back. It opened in 2007, just as the housing market was dropping into freefall.
Today, the center has the feel of a ghost town. Stores sit empty, while shoppers are few and far between. The food court has a single tenant. The center's owner is in foreclosure after defaulting on an $84 million mortgage.
Californians were using their homes as ATMs. The HELOC spigot has been turned off, which has effectively paralyzed the home improvement ecosystem.
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Old 09-12-2008, 04:21 PM
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Your wife has a lot of experience and skill, so it should be easy to land something virtually anywhere. As you have probably heard, there are lots of opportunities in teaching as well as commercial and residential construction in and around Raleigh, NC. Raleigh is a great place to live.

As for New York, she may want to consider getting a Montessori certification. There are lots of public and private Montessori schools popping up (in NC but also check out Montessori School of Kingston in Kingston, NY). If she's not certified yet, she can check out GuidedStudies.com.

Good luck!
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