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Old 07-25-2006, 07:59 PM
 
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LOL We are both senior members here and unknown quantities LOL
I am older than you by 11 years!
geez
I'll keep quiet about the age thing
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Old 07-25-2006, 08:31 PM
 
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I'll keep quiet about the age thing

How old are you Tornado?
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Old 07-25-2006, 11:34 PM
 
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Wow, now is see how somebody can cause trouble all over these forums even if they don't live it that state. There has been a constant problem with this over in the Florida threads. Just wanted to say that if you don't agree with that "particular person" just ignore her.
I'm confused .... Florida??? Aren't we all talking about North Carolina? See, it would be just like me to make this mistake .....
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Old 07-26-2006, 03:05 AM
 
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How old are you Tornado?
Thought you knew? Didn't I tell you?
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Old 07-26-2006, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Florida but not for long :) :)
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Connie,
Just hopping around here. We are selling in Florida and may consider Western N.C. The smokey mountains are the best!
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Old 07-26-2006, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Connie,
Just hopping around here. We are selling in Florida and may consider Western N.C. The smokey mountains are the best!
Education time

It's Smoky Mountains, not smokey.

Folks in Western North Carolina seem to use the terms Smoky Mountains and Blue Ridge Mountains pretty loosely. I've been around here for 39 years and I'm still not real sure where the dividing line is between the two. Even life-long residents tend to get real fuzzy when they try to define the locations of the two. I think if you are in close proximity to the southern part of the NC-TN border, you're in the Smoky Mountains or just Smokies. I'm in the Asheville area, but I'm live in the Blue Ridge Mountains. When in doubt, all of Western NC is in the Appalachian Mountains.

Maybe "Silverwing" will jump in here and give his take on the locations of the Smoky vs. Blue Ridge. Silverwing, are you out there buddy?

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Old 07-26-2006, 02:44 PM
 
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I now believe that prices won't fall quickly in the next few month, but for a different reason.

I feel that the sellers who are holding out at unrealistic prices (disregarding comps) are doing so because they (or a significant number of them) have taken out equity in their homes to afford the kind of lifestyles they enjoyed in the recent years. As such they cannot afford to lower the asking price much before they have to bring serious amount of money to the table when they sell. An alternative to that is a short sale, but then they will get a rude awakening in the form of IRS 1099. So, for people who have HELOC'd a significant chunk of their equity, there's no choice for them but wait.

Except that waiting will bring the inevitable foreclosures.

But, foreclosures take time. That's why I now think that prices will not be dropping like lead balloon any time soon.

Go ahead, give me another red dot You know you want to.

Yes, I STILL want to build in NC. But, I'm still waiting
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Old 07-26-2006, 02:50 PM
 
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I'm confused .... Florida??? Aren't we all talking about North Carolina? See, it would be just like me to make this mistake .....
LoL...someone was following ME over here because they didn't like what I had to say. You know how I am Connie!! lol
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Old 07-26-2006, 02:50 PM
 
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Connie,
Just hopping around here. We are selling in Florida and may consider Western N.C. The smokey mountains are the best!
Thought you were going to PA bamboo.
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Old 07-26-2006, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Realtors: Home sales now a 'buyer's market'

Sales fell for third straight month in June; nearly flat prices make double-digit gains seem like a distant memory.

July 25 2006: 3:27 PM EDT


NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- It's official - even the nation's leading group of real estate agents now says it's a buyer's market in housing, as a soaring supply of homes for sale means nearly flat prices and longer waits for sellers.

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