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RPAC Auction Sneak Preview

The 10th Annual RPAC Auction is coming at the beginning of June, and we’ve already received some great items — here’s the first of several sneak peaks:

First Act mini guitar amp

First Act Mini Guitar Amp, for the musician in your life

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Tax credits and March housing numbers

It was a long, cold winter, but warmer weather seems to have brought out the buyers.

Sales of existing homes in Greensboro were up 48 percent in March over February of this year.

In High Point, March home sales climbed by 106 percent.

From News 14’s report on March home sales in the Triad.

More Greensboro numbers.

Mo Green visits the GRRA

Thanks to Guilford County Schools superintendent Maurice “Mo” Green for coming out to speak at our luncheon on April 6. In case you missed it, he outlined several areas where the schools had made good or excellent progress (ABC Honor designations, EOG grades in math, reading and science), and some where much work remained (e.g. the number of schools designated as “low-performing” which currently stands at 10).

He brought along excerpts from the school’s strategic plan, which you can view in full here.

One topic the superintendent wasn’t able to talk about in detail was the budget for the coming school year, which he planned to unveil to the school board later that day. He did warn of further belt tightening, and news reports from the meeting outline exactly what that might mean.

Housing numbers down due to weather

The existing home sales totals for January 2010 are in, and it appears the weather took its toll.

But spring is approaching, and you can expect tax-credit seeking buyers to be out in full force.

Realfast2go Brown Bag — in case you missed it

We had a great Brown Bag on Thursday with Linda Tant of Realfast. CEO John Mayes was also on hand to talk about their latest product, RealFast2Go.

If you were unable to attend the training, you can download the quick reference guide and the full manual from the Realfast website with the links below:

Full Manual

Quick Reference Guide

Thanks to all who participated, and thanks to John and Linda for coming in — look for more Realfast info in the coming months here at the GRRA!

A few notes from our FHA panel

Thanks to everyone who came out to our FHA panel discussion last week. For those of you who couldn’t make it, here are a few quick bullet points that might interest you (in no particular order):

Confused by the new RESPA laws? Check out NAR’s video explanation:

RESPA Explained

And stop by the GRRA on March 5, when Robbie Cox of Chicago Title will be on hand to explain the new laws more in-depth.

Perkins talks aerotropolis at GRRA-RCA lunch

“Job growth is the key. It’s got to be the number one focus for every politician in this country.”

That was part of a message Greensboro City Councilman Robbie Perkins delivered at the monthly luncheon of the GRRA-REALTORS® Commercial Alliance on Tuesday. Read more »

Some positive housing news to start 2010

The 2009 year-end housing report was released Wednesday at a press conference at the GRRA.

We received coverage from several local media outlets — here are a few highlights:

Home sales in Greensboro end ’09 on upswing (N&R)

Greensboro Realtors Release 2009 Housing Numbers (WFMY/DigTriad.com) – with video

Thanks to Dr. Don Jud, who led the press conference, and our friends in the local media for their interest.

The full report will be up shortly on the GRRA’s Market Information page.

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