To-do lists call even if you can’t walk or drive.

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Baby Garrett and I are waiting out his arrival with a LOOOOONG to-do list and some tunes.  I’m fascinated to see what he likes when he’s finally out and about with us in the world but one of today’s favorites that has him literally grooving in the womb is :

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Hopefully, Mr. Man arrives asap, my docket for the next few months is full and it’s hard to dive in when you have someone literally standing on some nerves and you can’t walk, just saying.  Childbirth sounds scary but 9/10 months has a way of wearing you down and ready to welcome the new adventure.  Maybe tonight?

Residential real estate market stats for Onslow County NC area, September 2013.

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Residential Unit Sales Stats And Ranking By Office

 

Statistics from Jacksonville Board of REALTORS®  MLS (Onslow County Areas 1-7)

 

January – September 2013          

 

 

 

 

Total Number of Residential Sales “Sold” YTD 9/30/2013 = 2158 (2250 in 2012)

Decrease of 92 or Down 4%  

Total Number of Active Residential Listings = 2487

 

 

 

Total Number of SF and NC 1,2,3 “Sold” YTD 9/30/2013 = 1835 (1999 in 2012)

Decrease of 164 or Down 8%

Total Number of Active SF, NC 1,2,3 = 2027

Total Number of NC 1,2,3 “Sold” YTD 9/30/2013 = 985 (1235 in 2012)

Decrease of 250 or Down 20%

Total Number of Active NC Residential Listings = 748

 

 

 

Total Number of SF 1,2,3 “Sold” YTD 9/30/2013 (NOT INCLUDING REO SALES)= 593 (668 in 2012)

Decrease of 75 or Down 11%

Total Number of Active Re-Sale Residential Listings = 1164

Total Number of  REO SF 1,2,3 “Sold” YTD 9/30/2013 = 257 (96 in 2012)

Increase of 161 or Up 168%

Total Number of Active REO Re-Sale Residential Listings = 115

 

 

 

Month over Month Comparison September 2012 – September 2013          

 

 

 

 

Total Number of Residential Sales “Sold” Sep 2013 – Sep 2012 = 201 (228 in 2012)

Decrease of 27 or Down 12%  

Total Number of Active Residential Listings = 2487

Total Number of SF and NC 1,2,3 “Sold” Sep 2013 – Sep 2012 = 161 (193 in 2012)

Decrease of 32 or Down 17%

Total Number of Active SF, NC 1,2,3 = 2027

 

 

 

Total Number of NC 1,2,3 “Sold” Sep 2013 – Sep 2012 = 80 (115 in 2012)

Decrease of 35 or Down 30%

Total Number of Active NC Residential Listings = 748

Total Number of SF 1,2,3 “Sold” Sep 2013 – Sep 2012 (NOT INCLUDING REO SALES)= 56 (69 in 2012)

Decrease of 13 or Down 19%

Total Number of Active Re-Sale Residential Listings = 1164

 

 

 

Total Number of  REO SF 1,2,3 “Sold” Sep 2013 – Sep 2012 = 25 (9 in 2012)

Increase of 16 or Up 178%

Total Number of Active REO Re-Sale Residential Listings = 115

 

 

 

 

Total “Active” numbers as of October 7, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

OFFICE VOLUME RANKING INFO  (ONSLOW COUNTY Areas 1 – 7 all types)

Info Obtained from Jacksonville Board of REALTORS MLS

January 1, 2013 – September 30, 2013

 

 

 

 

Rank

Office

Units

Volume

Units

Volume

Units

Volume

% Volume

 

 

Listed

Sold

Total

 

1

Keller Williams

172

$33,609,707

161

$28,993,066

333

$62,602,773

8.32%

2

C 21 Sweyer

161.5

$26,152,217

196

$31,785,423

357.5

$57,937,640

7.70%

3

Coldwell Banker Fountain

194

$36,594,800

111

$20,230,528

305

$56,825,328

7.55%

4

Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Ad

141

$23,791,450

164

$28,134,072

305

$51,925,522

6.90%

5

C 21 American Properties

97

$14,840,314

185

$26,501,146

282

$41,341,460

5.49%

6

C 21 Champion

78

$12,309,460

169

$28,276,500

247

$40,585,960

5.39%

7

HomeTeam

84

$14,851,512

81

$13,201,552

165

$28,053,064

3.73%

8

Non -Member Selling Office

0

$0

143

$27,524,759

143

$27,524,759

3.66%

9

Treasure Realty

77

$18,731,471

40

$7,497,303

117

$26,228,774

3.48%

10

C 21 American Properties West

110

$15,994,300

68

$9,742,500

178

$25,736,800

3.42%

11

Prudential Hometown

75

$11,946,890

69

$12,267,306

144

$24,214,196

3.22%

12

Landmark Real Estate

31

$11,321,070

41

$10,898,895

72

$22,219,965

2.95%

13

Choice Jacksonville Realty

95

$10,364,985

68

$7,625,060

163

$17,990,045

2.39%

14

Courtney Carter Homes

39

$7,784,685

48

$8,910,194

87

$16,694,879

2.22%

15

Castro Real Estate Group

49.5

$9,518,694

36

$6,068,631

85.5

$15,587,325

2.07%

16

DR Horton Inc

56

$13,614,203

8

$1,966,690

64

$15,580,893

2.07%

17

Fonville Morisey & Barefoot

50

$11,969,268

11

$2,726,336

61

$14,695,604

1.95%

18

RE/MAX Home Connections II

100

$8,751,684

37

$4,029,032

137

$12,780,716

1.70%

19

Cold Banker Sea Coast- Surf City

19

$4,216,555

32

$6,412,298

51

$10,628,853

1.41%

20

Harrison Dorn Innovative Property

18.5

$3,007,246

40

$5,565,232

58.5

$8,572,478

1.14%

 

Should be an interesting week!

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Libra Horoscopes

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

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For the Week of Oct 14th, 2013 — Expect a major shake-up in your love life this week. On Wednesday, a conversation between you and your partner might open the door to a newfound mutual understanding and awareness that previously eluded you. Then, Friday’s Lunar Eclipse in your 7th House of Commitment will bring things to a crashing climax. A relationship turning point is imminent, and whichever way you go there will be no turning back. Will it be an ending or a new beginning? Wednesday’s dialogue might give you the answer.

 

So far, the wunderkind is wonderful at following directions.  I asked despite early signals he might arrive before his due date that he wait until he was fully developed, he did.  I asked that he think about reserving his own special birthday with both his father’s and mine at the second half of last month, he did.  I pointed out a birthday on the 13th might be not-so-great-mojo, so far, so good.

The house is as clean as an overdue woman can make happen, and have reached the uncomfortable point when even work emails and lead follow up is out of the scope of my attention span.  Looking forward, as baby G’s Realtor for life, to him moving out of his current studio digs and into something with some more room and though I have loved the creation of growth of this fantastic life, I’m looking forward to no longer being a duplex.  😉

Life lesson of the day, know your limitations!

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I’d post photos, but they’re horrid and I got my giggles out sharing them with a handful of folks already.  Safe to say, trying to shave your legs the week of your due date and hoping to maintain some semblance of dignity and attractiveness does not compute.  I gave up toenail painting months ago and bought (gasp) some terrible sneakers that had zippers since shoelace tying is impossible . . .found a great pedicurist who gives a killer calf massage (which, let’s face it, is the main reason a decent pedicure is soooo addictive).  WHY would I expect leg shaving to continue to be easy. . .arugh.  Basically, I think I just sent out a bat signal to Dracula and I’m waiting to run out to put signs and lockboxes on homes as I’m still using a hand towel (hand.towel. not a tissue) to get things under control.

So, I’m slow at times and apparently need to have some things hammered into my noggin.  Knowing my own limitations or at least conditional/short term limitations.

I booked myself a business meeting in Wilmington tomorrow (about an hour each way, on the long side with traffic, door to door).  I’m hoping that’s not beyond my scope for the time being.  ALC meeting Wednesday at the office as well. . .I’m shooting for full brain power, arriving early and wearing something that looks remotely business appropriate and flattering.  We shall see!

Woking on baby-proofing my business, as a pal of mine in D.C. likes to call the situation.  Have any pointers?  I’m VERY lucky on one hand to have a career that doesn’t have a traditional time clock and “office,” however, it means it never sleeps. . .couple that with a newborn who’s trying to find their own sleep schedule and I anticipate things will get a little entertaining!

Sometimes, half the battle is just showing up.

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Sometimes just saying yes and showing up is what it’s all about.

I have reached the fun, “CHECK PLEASE!” point of pregnancy.  I’m ready to be done.  I have a tiny reprieve from nausea which has been replaced by what I’m gently referring to as “pregnancy narcolepsy.”  I feel asleep the other day for three hours with my laptop firmly in my lap, and hadn’t planned on a nap.

I’m working on trying to say YES to as much as possible, which, yesterday included a fun formal/ball gown give away event in down town Jacksonville, NC at the USO.   I think I get extra points for sporting yoga pants, flip flops and a t-shirt in a room full of beauty queens and sequins!  Talk about a technique to light a fire!  Everyone keeps joking about lack of sleep once Baby G arrives, but I’m ready for less bathroom breaks at three am, no upset tummy or splitting headaches not to mention, it’s easy to be happy about waking up in the middle of the night when there’s a cute fella involved! 😉

http://www.jdnews.com/news/local/hundreds-swarm-designer-dress-giveaway-1.210582?tc=cr  a link to the Jacksonville Daily News article

I hope this event makes its way through the bases again next year. It was a blast to see so many ladies finding a FREE dress of their dreams!  Stay posted and if/when I hear more, I’ll certainly update the post so folks know all the details!

Hope you have a great ball/formal season!  I’ll be doing lunges and squats forever not to mention MANY miles with the stroller and wee man!