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Green Acres Is The Place To Be
The recession is inspiring more young families and singles to head back to the country.

In June, 40-year-old Shane Dawley and his 36-year-old wife, Rhonda, uprooted themselves and their four
boys from their suburban Atlanta rental home and bought an old five-acre farmhouse in Ogdensburg, Wisc
.  
Their goal: Flee the rat race and adopt a more self-reliant lifestyle amid the troubled economy.
Buy A Home At Auction? It's a Fast-Growing Route
to Bargains in Real Estate Today

You may think of real estate auctions as they are portrayed in old films -- a fast-talking

auctioneer standing on the courthouse steps, barking out a language all his own, pounding the gavel
and shouting "sold
."
I Would Like My Bed & Breakfast Real Estate Over Easy
If only acquiring or selling B&B properties were as easy as ordering your breakfast  

eggs! As many of us know, finding and acquiring the right property that fits our individual dreams can
be a daunting task.  
The Pastoral Life Draws City Folks to the Country
12-17-09 WJLA-TV ABC 7 News – Washington DC

Young couples and families from Washington, D.C., are part of a growing real estate

trend. WJLA-TV reported that many 30- and 40-somethings are relocating to rural America, citing quality of
life and affordability, combined with developments in technology that allow for telecommuting. Cindy Dellinger, owner/broker of United Country – Shenandoah Valley Realty, says that half her clients are trading city life
for greener pastures.
Buy-and-Hold Strategies Suit Today's Market
The Wall Street Journal, by Joseph Dobrian – Every downturn in the real estate brings

opportunities for investors, whether they're looking for commercial property or a new home. The right choice depends on the individual appetite for risk, and the ability to put equity into the deal. 
15 Insights Into Western Real Estate
American Cowboy, June/July 09
The real estate market may be in the midst of a

sobering reality check, but whether you're a buyer or a se11er there are many bright spots to be
found in the West. Property values have held steady for much of the region, and where they have fallen
into the Grand Canyon it appears that a bottom is at hand.
Cleaning Up On Toxic Assets
www.reforum-digtal.com, January 2009 – With the investment and lending markets

reduced to a pile of ashes, the industry gears up for the onslaught of distressed resolutions.
United Country Auction Services,
Colliers International Form Alliance

Kansas City Business Journal, January 2008 – United Country Auction Services, based in Kansas City, has aligned with Colliers International to provide accelerated transaction services to commercial real estate clients, the companies said Thursday.
Buying Real Estate in Rural America
Real Estate Matters, by Doug Adams
– The world of real estate investing over the last

several years has opened up a new opportunity. People have been investing in commercial real estate, residential "fix and flips, land development and other real estate mediums for years.
Firm Offers Greener Acres For Urban Dreamers
Tuesday, August 5, 2008, by Owen Roberts, GuelphMercury.Com
– Although gas

prices are hiking up the cost of commuting, they're not deterring some people from pursuing their
dreams of living in the country and being farmers.
Online Boost For Property Auctions
By Joseph Dobrian, Wall Street Journal, Saturday/Sunday, August 2-3, 2008 Buyers

and sellers of real estate are increasingly discovering the advantages of doing business through auction, rather than through a broker. And auctions with an online component offer added advantages.
Rural Homes Foreclosed, But Not Near
Numbers Of Urban And Suburban Home Losses

Sunday, December 09, 2007, by Tim Grant, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – Foreclosures, which have roiled housing markets across the state and the nation, have had a smaller impact in Pennsylvania's rural communities, where subprime loans were rare and lenders and borrowers work hard to avoid defaults.
Where Will The Boomers Go? Many Say To The Country
The Final Word, by Lou Francis Back in 1999, a nationally-known research company

called Market Facts conducted a survey that told America what Baby Boomers plan to do when they retire.
Micropolitan Statistical Areas Redefine
By Lou Francis, United Country Real Estate – United Country Real Estate has

specialized in rural real estate for nearly 80 years. Recently, however— thanks to the U.S. Census
Bureau—a large part of our market has been redefined.
The Generalist vs. The Specialist
By Lou Francis, United Country Real Estate –
Like the classic country doctor who was

called upon to treat everything from colds to cardiac arrest, today’s successful country real estate
professional faces an equally daunting range of opportunities.
   

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