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April 11, 2007


Dear Mr. Tingen,

     Let me take a moment to tell you of our “Pistol Tingen Team” experience.

     Jody Tingen was our agent; we looked at a house of interest on March 19th, put a contract on the property March 20th, and Jody guided and reassured us through a few of the “usual” negotiations over the next week.  Post the home inspections, which were put together by the very capable Rebecca Taylor, all repairs were done by the 6th of April!  We closed as scheduled without a single glitch on April 11th.  Did you count the days?  Just 24 days from first sight to closing!  It was all painless and easy!!

     Jody and Rebecca did an exemplary job, from start to finish. Any time we contacted either of them, they made us feel we were their only customers (I know we weren’t).  Their demeanor was always pleasant, reassuring, and professional.  Their responses were prompt, via phone or e-mail.

     This was not the only house we had looked at with Jody—along the way he continued to encourage us that we would find the house that would suit us.  Jody worked with us regarding schedules and phone calls outside of usual business hours (we currently live in Pamlico County).  We really appreciate the dedication Jody and Rebecca displayed.

     You can certainly be proud of your “Team”.  Thank you for a job well done and a pleasant experience overall.  We will recommend your services in the future.

Sincerely,

Susan Koepp and Dick Jacksland

 

FYI...Following Jody’s recommendations, we also had the pleasure of working with Wanda Hager of Dover Mortgage, Danny Harrington, Pestech, Jim’s Liquid Waste, and Jeffery Mathis.

P.S.  Thank you for taking care of setting up our new account with Eastern Pines Water Corporation, enclosed is a check for the $55.00.

Match Day 2007 at ECU Brody School of Medicine

by Pistol Tingen

ECU Match Day 2007

The Brody School of Medicine class of 2007 (58 students) was accepted into 38 institutions in 21 states, in 16 specialties on Match Day, 2007. The Brody School of Medicine and Pitt County Memorial Hospital will be home to 11 class members and 25 graduates will stay in North Carolina. On average, states keep 47.6 percent of residents they train, according to the Association for American Medical Colleges. That nearly half the class is staying in North Carolina "speaks highly to our students' commitment to the health and welfare of the citizens of our state," said Dr. Randall Renegar, assistant dean for student affairs at ECU.

The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University is again ranked among the top medical schools that emphasize primary care, according to the annual listing of the best professional schools by U.S. News & World Report magazine. ECU is sixth among primary care schools, the same as last year. ECU also leads the ranked primary care medical schools with 63 percent of its graduates entering primary care, defined by U.S. News as family practice, pediatrics and internal medicine.

ECU Primary Care - 2007

Family Medicine - 19%

Internal Medicine-Emergency Medicine - 2%

Internal Medicine - 17%

Internal Medicine-Pediatrics - 7%

Pediatrics - 3%

Medicine-Preliminary - 5%

Obstetrics-Gynecology - 10%

Total Primary Care - 63%  

Before they can provide direct patient care, U.S. medical school graduates are required to complete a three- to seven-year residency program accredited in a recognized medical specialty. Medical students at the nation's 125 medical schools learned their destinations on Match Day, March 15, 2007.

The National Residency Match Program, a private, not-for-profit organization, provides a method for matching applicants for residency positions in the United States with residency programs at various teaching hospitals. Applicants and hospitals rank each other in order of preference, and a computer matches them based upon those rankings.

According to the NRMP, the number of available residency positions this year was the highest in match history. This year, 27,944 applicants vied for one of the 21,845 first-year residency positions available; 15,206 of these applicants were U.S. medical school seniors. Other applicants included previous graduates of U.S. medical schools, U.S. citizen and non-U.S. citizen international medical graduates, and osteopathic doctors.

Of the 14,201 U.S. medical school seniors who matched to a residency position this year (93 percent of all seniors who applied), 84 percent matched to one of their top three choices, the NRMP said.

ECU's incoming residents have matched to a wonderful school of medicine and regional hospital, Brody School of Medicine and Pitt County Memorial Hospital, with first class facilities that are continually growing. Construction is currently under way for the new $60 million cardiac research and treatment center at East Carolina University. The institute is designed to be a world-class cardiovascular center offering state-of-the-art medical technology, education and research. In addition to ECU's research and treatment facility that will be across from the Brody Outpatient Center, Pitt County Memorial Hospital is building a $150 million, 120-bed cardiovascular center on the east side of the hospital. The facilities should open in 2008. The future is bright for new residents at East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine and Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

 

2006 Real Estate Market in Review.

by Pistol Tingen

While several areas around the nation are experiencing a down market, there's no evidence of a "real estate bubble" in the Greenville - Pitt County area. Average sales prices, number of properties sold and total sales volume are up while the number of days on the market are down. New construction sales totaled 1,088 for 2006 representing a 38.3% market share. Further proof that good things are happening in Greenville.

For the 12 month period ending in December 2006 vs. the previous 12 months, the average sales price for residential properties in the Pitt County—Greenville, NC area rose by 6.2%. In 2005, the average sales price for a residence in Pitt County was $143,210 as compared with an average price of $152,149 in 2006.

Home sellers in Pitt County were happy to see more sales volume in 2006. Residential home sales totaled $431,493,979 for the  year ending 2006 vs. $377,073,090 in total number of residential home sales volume for 2005—reflecting a 14.4% increase. Those numbers equate to 2,838 homes sold in 2006 compared to 2,588 homes sold in 2005, representing a 9.1% increase. 

A welcome figure to local home sellers was a decline in the number of days on the market their homes spent during 2006 as compared with 2005. Homes sellers waited for an average of 91 days for their homes to sell, while in 2006 sellers sold their homes in a shorter time average of 84 days.

Statistical information extracted from the Multiple Listing Service of the Greenville-Pitt Assoc. of Realtors .

Number Of Residential Home Sales 2006 vs 2005

 

ECU Pirates Supporting Pirates 2006 - ECUPirateClub.com

Area Real Estate Statistics...is our market up or down?

by Pistol Tingen
That really depends on your perspective…let me explain what I mean. According to the Greenville-Pitt Association of Realtors MLS statistics, there were 1794 single family homes sold from January 01-November 30, 2006 compared with 1753 single family homes sold during the same timeframe in 2005. Simple math reveals an increase of 41 homes sold in 2006 over 2005. Pretty good you think, huh?
 
Well, that depends on whether you’re buying or selling. During the same timeframes, 2586 single family homes came on the market in 2006, compared to 1910 in 2005. That’s an increase of 676 homes on the market in 2006. If you like percentages, that’s a whopping 35% increase over 2005. Compare that with the .02% increase in sales over 2005. Not looking too good if you need to sell, is it? Look at it another way…if no new listings came on the market, and we know that won’t happen, there’s enough inventory currently on the market to last at the current sales rate, until sometime in March of 2008. The analytical term for that is absorption rate…it’s low and not good news for sellers.
 
So, is the real estate market in the Greenville, NC area up, or is it down? Well, I think if you’re a Seller, your perspective would be it’s not too good. There’s too much competition and possibly a longer time on the market. But, if you’ve been thinking of buying it’s certainly looking up. There’s lots of inventory to select from with more coming on the market every day. Prices are somewhat stable with slight declines in some areas. Now, I call that a home buyer’s dream and certainly a time to give serious thought to buying that dream home!
 
Happy Holidays to all,
Pistol

Southwest Bypass

by Pistol Tingen

The Department of Transportation Team has made it's selection from the three potential routes for the Southwest Bypass. The route selected - Corridor 4 - will connect N.C. 11 south of Ayden with the U.S. 264 Bypass in Greenville. This corridor swings farther west than the other two options and bypasses Greenville, Winterville and Ayden. The Bypass will supposedly relieve growing congestion on Memorial Drive while having the least impact on homes, wetlands and streams. It will however impact approximately 120 acres of the Renston Historic District and 42 homes.

Department of Transportation officials plan to start right-of-way acquisitions in 2009 and construction sometime after 2013.

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