US home sales surge in June to fastest pace in 8-plus years

...buyers are also bristling at the few available options on the market. Tony Smith, a Charlotte, North Carolina real estate broker, said some renters shopping for homes are now choosing instead to re-sign their leases and wait until a better...

Anita Aune

...Phi Beta Kappa Biology Honor Society. Her early career evolved around mortgage servicing and banking as a licensed real estate broker in Greensboro, NC. Most recently she was pursuing her studies in Allied Health at Guilford Technical Community...

First-time buyers face hurdles to homeownership this spring

...upper hand. Forty percent of homes that sold in February went for more than the asking price, according to online real estate broker Redfin. That's up from 21 percent a year earlier. In addition, half of the homes on the market went under contract...

Downtown retail recruitment continues with marketing guide

...really getting into the nuts and bolts of this. We're meeting with key property owners. We're also meeting with real estate brokers."Rather than focusing on living population, the brochure hones in on downtown's workforce composition, showing...

Why areas with good jobs have hard-to-afford homes

...the 1970s. San Francisco has refrained from building upward in ways that could block views of the bay.Seattle real estate broker Tyler McKenzie expects the squeeze to tighten as companies in high-priced markets add jobs, saying Amazon's...

Past generations of so-called 'unattended' children turned out just fine

...What's my point? We could just stop and think: "There but for the grace of God go I." (The writer ? a lifelong resident of Augusta ? was first lady of Augusta to former Mayor Bob Young, and is a licensed real estate broker.)

Columbia County school board rejects fine arts charter school

...Shafer said the group has been scouting possible locations for the proposed school."We are working closely with a real estate broker and we have identified several locations," he said.School board Chairwoman Regina Buccafusco said board members...

Neverland Ranch facing an uncertain future

...media throngs in years, and the amusement park just a whirling memory, Neverland's future remains unclear. Local real estate broker William Etling, in his office a few miles away in Los Olivos, said "There hasn't been any noise about stuff...

South Carolina Gov. Haley names Ted Pitts as new chief of staff

...amount Stirling made and a $24,000 pay boost for Pitts. Before joining Haley's staff, Pitts was a commercial real estate broker.Haley named Stirling last week as her choice to lead the Corrections Department, replacing retiring director Bill...

Ramblin' Rhodes: Johnson ready to release second CD 'How Bout Tonight'

...Leonard Lifsey, who also died Thursday, May 8. His funeral also was held Monday, May 12.Lifsey primarily was a real estate broker and developer. He opened the Ponderosa Steak House on Deans Bridge Road near Gordon Highway, which he converted...