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Bracing myself for possibly the most difficult six months ahead. . .

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A Woman Should Have
by Pamela Redmond Satran

A woman should have…one old boyfriend she can imagine going back to and one who reminds her of how far she’s come…

A woman should have…enough money within her control to move out and rent a place of her own, even if she never wants to or needs to…

A woman should have…something perfect to wear if the employer, or date of her dreams wants to see her in an hour…

A woman should have…a youth she’s content to leave behind….

A woman should have…a past juicy enough that she’s looking forward to retelling it in her old age….

A woman should have…a set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a black lace bra…

A woman should have…one friend who always makes her laugh… and one who lets her cry…

A woman should have…a good piece of furniture not previously owned by anyone else in her family…

A woman should have…eight matching plates, wine glasses with stems, and a recipe for a meal, that will make her guests feel honored…

A woman should have…a feeling of control over her destiny…

Every woman should know…how to fall in love without losing herself…

Every woman should know…how to quit her job, break up with a lover and confront a friend without ruining the friendship….

Every woman should know…when to try harder… and when to walk away…

Every woman should know…that she can’t change the length of her calves, the width of her hips, or the nature of her parents…

Every woman should know…that her childhood may not have been perfect…but its over…

Every woman should know…what she would and wouldn’t do for money or love…

Every woman should know…how to live alone… even if she doesn’t like it…

Every woman should know…whom she can trust, whom she can’t, and why she shouldn’t take it personally…

Every woman should know…where to go…be it to her best friend’s kitchen table…or a charming inn in the woods…when her soul needs soothing…

Every woman should know…what she can and can’t accomplish in a day…a month…and a year…

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%

 

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!

Jacksonville’s Board of Realtor’s election night-more photos to follow?

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The last few months I have felt like I have been riding the bench professionally during a great game.  I managed to pull it together for last night’s festivities which, despite the contractions and sore feet and being overheated, made me feel a little more myself for a night which was a nice change of pace.  Everyone is joking that “once the baby arrives, you’ll be exhausted and it will slow you down”- they’ve obviously not experienced a difficult pregnancy.

Looking forward to launching some new projects and ideas and having my new right-hand-man by my side.  Subletting my body for the last year has given me time to fill MANY notebooks. . .big plans and goals for the future!

Today is also my birthday.  I had a talk with baby Garrett- included the philosophy my folks instilled that early is on time, on time is late and late is unforgivable.  I buffered the delivery and birthday conversation with the pointer that with both his father and my birthdays close to the due date, it would be lovely if everyone kept separate special days.  Last week we made it through a harvest moon, a packed labor and delivery department at the hospital and his father’s birthday.  This week I cleared my docket and rearranged a few big plans in anticipation since we are making very slow and steady delivery process.  The average first birth is fifteen hours, so reaching mid-day on my birthday I feel I’m safe to guess that we are in the clear but ANY TIME from here on out would be lovely.  Baby G, I’ll take a rain check for a day with no nausea, and getting to take a quick nap on my stomach as a present from you.  🙂

Hope you have big things brewing too!  Cheers to planning for an amazing sis-bang-boom to send out 2013 and to putting things in place and in motion for an even more amazing 2014!