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Communication

by Vicki Graham, #1 Properties, Vicki@GrahamHouse.com

Communication is two or more people working together to find the common ground of understanding.  And when they find that common ground, they are positioned to have tremendous power together.

Number One Properties Has Proven This !

by Vicki Graham, #1 Properties, Vicki@GrahamHouse.com

HOUSE HUNTING: Watch for These 6 Things

by Vicki Graham, #1 Properties, Vicki@GrahamHouse.com

HOUSE HUNTING: Watch for These 6 Things 

Occasionally you will find a home that is in mint condition, move-in ready, and needs no repairs. More often you will find that the home you are viewing might need some touch-up paint or has a creaky door. But sometimes there are more serious issues you will want to look out for and take up with the seller before making an offer. Here are six things to keep an eye out for.

1. Watch out for wet spots. Give the home a thorough once over checking for wet spots on the ceilings, floors, and windows. Check for mold also. Be sure to check every room, every closet, every cabinet. Use your nose to help you, does it smell moldy or musty? Dampness in places where it should not be damp could be a sign of a serious issue.

2. Watch out for doors and windows that do not work. Open all the doors, windows, cabinets and drawers to make sure they function properly.

3. Watch out for light switches that do not work. As you walk through the house flick every switch. Check the light switches in the closets also. Open the refrigerator, turn on the stove, the fan in the bathroom, etc. Don’t assume everything works, try it.

4. Watch out for plumbing problems. Flush all the toilets, turn on the faucets, look under the sinks. Make sure the hot water gets hot, that there is good water pressure. Plumbing issues can be expensive to repair so give your potential house a thorough once over.

5. Watch out for hidden stains. Lift all area rugs, mats, etc. to be sure they aren’t hiding a stain or some other problem.

6. Watch out for dead zones. Try to call out or send a text message from different places in the house. You don’t want to discover after you have bought a home that it is a dead-zone.

What if the House Needs Work?  What happens if you fall in love with a house that needs work? Negotiate a lower price - or insist that the current homeowner make quality  repairs prior to you finalizing your offer.

Residential Statistics for Cheyenne Wyoming

by Vicki Graham, #1 Properties, Vicki@GrahamHouse.com

The August 2013 Home Statistics for Cheyenne Wyoming are ready.

Buying a Home in Cheyenne, Wyoming

by Vicki Graham, #1 Properties, Vicki@GrahamHouse.com

Buying a Home in Cheyenne, Wyoming

Opportunity is knocking in Cheyenne and around the United States; with interest rates lower than ever in history, owning a home or an investment home is a great opportunity.

Call me to guide you through the process.

Opportunity is knocking!
 

Graham
Vicki Graham Graham
Your REALTOR at #1 Properties

Five Reasons to Love Cheyenne Wyoming!

by Vicki Graham, #1 Properties, Vicki@GrahamHouse.com

 

1.  Unemployment is low!  5.9%   

 

2.  Cost of Living is below national average!  

 

3.  Traffic Jam means it took you 5 extra minutes to get to work not an hour and 5!  

 

4.  Low Taxes!  3rd lowest in the nation.  

 

5.  Your not a number!  You know your neighbors and your neighbors know you.

 

Congratulations Wyoming

by Vicki Graham, #1 Properties, Vicki@GrahamHouse.com

Congratulations Wyoming!!  

Today Governor Matt Mead, Representative Pete Illoway, Senator Fred Emerich and Representatives for the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) announced that Wyoming has been recognized as the state with the 4th best Economic Outlook in the US!  The Study released the ALEC findings that Wyoming was exceptional in low tax burdens and less intrusive regulation.  We have a lot to be proud of in our state and our community.  This ranking is just one more thing for us to love about Wyoming.  Thanks to everyone in our business community who has worked to maintain this business and citizen friendly status for Wyoming.  

Microsoft Data Center Planned for Cheyenne, Wyoming

by Vicki Graham, #1 Properties, Vicki@GrahamHouse.com

As told by Randy Bruns, CEO, Cheyenne LEADS, on Monday, April 9, 2012

At a special news conference at 1:30 this afternoon Governor Mead announced that Microsoft has committed to building a data center complex near Cheyenne.  The facility will be built on property Cheyenne LEADS offered the company in the North Range Business Park.  This is the prospect identified as “Project Summit” in all of our board discussions.

The actual contracts were signed at 10:30 this morning at Microsoft headquarters, including the land purchase agreement between Microsoft and Cheyenne LEADS.  The company is acquiring 50 acres in our NRBP plus an option for an additional 34 acres.  LEADS will contract to do the initial site preparation, leveling the site, building a couple of access roads and extending sewer, water and fiber optic conduit onto the site.  One of the grants approved late last month will be used for that work.

The first phases of this project are significant enough and will put Wyoming on the data center map nationwide.  But there is a real potential for Microsoft’s presence at this site to expand by 5 to 8 times!  Expansion of those magnitudes will depend on Wyoming proving to actually be as cost effective as we and the company project.  It also will require additional work by the legislature to keep Wyoming competitive for data centers, particularly with regards to sales taxes on electrical power.

This project required very high levels of work and support from Governor Mead and his office, from the Wyoming Business Council, and from Black Hills and Cheyenne Light Fuel and Power.  This truly has been another outstanding team effort and should continue to serve as a model for how to succeed all across the state. 

It also validates the wisdom, vision and effort of Cheyenne LEADS boards, past and present.  It has not always been the easiest or even the most obviously-wise thing to acquire and develop business parks.  Yet, going back 20 or more years, Cheyenne LEADS has put reputation and resources on the line, and has taken calculated risks, to create jobs and capital investment in Laramie County.  We have been able to do so because of the support of the public and, in particular, the business community.  That support comes in the form of 25 years of membership dues, two major capital fund raising campaigns, ongoing contracts with Laramie County and the City of Cheyenne, and the good will of the ordinary citizen.  The current Board of Directors and boards past are to be congratulated for that.  

 

Wyoming is a Non Disclosure State

by Vicki Graham, #1 Properties, Vicki@GrahamHouse.com

Have you ever wondered why home price values are different from the list price when looking up a property on line; it's because Wyoming is a Non-disclosure state. 

What does that mean?  

Whether you're buying or selling, finding an accurate property value is key. It helps if you can find out what the property last sold for, but some states (Alaska, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, some counties in Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Texas, Utah and Wyoming) according to the National Association of Realtors are non disclosure states which means that the final sales price is not reported. Despite that, you can use other sources to figure out the value of a house.

For the most accurate valuation, call me.

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