Ted & Bonnie have formed a Western North Carolina LLC specializing in Fractional Co-Ownership of Mountain Vacation/Second Home Properties. We specialize in Marketing and Development of Log Homes and Property Managment / Administration. Our website is www.mountainventureproperties.com
Are you lucky enough to be living in a log home?
Moving to North Carolina in January 2009... let the adventure begin!
I was just thinking that if you would like to talk face to face or on the phone, I would be happy to do so. My phone number is: (941)-379-0535. If I'm not in, let me know what would be a good time to get back to you. I'm out of the house quite often because of my business but since that has slowed up, I may be home. Ted
Hey guys, I'm not sure of this but I think that your comments about your business are showing up only on your own page. I checked the pages of a couple of other people I communicate with and don't see your message. May I suggest that you post it as a blog or start a discussion. Good luck. Ted
I would love the opportunity to speak with anyone about our NC venture. We felt the best thing for us to do was to move on the lease opportunity on our FL home and get to NC to see what impact our being here would have on the business. So far we have had more contact from our website, is it the economy or our presence?, or just idle fingers now at home and surfing the web. Our fractional ownerships begin @ $72,000 for a 1/4 share up to $154,000. The more opportunity we have to share what we are doing here, the better the chance to make a sale. Bonnie is working closely with me as she is unable to find work (which she must eventually do, we can't live on my SS).
We will use this year to determine where we go from here... we need the additional income to pay off some debt from getting this business started. Plastic is not the way to go in this economy!
If you or any of the readers are in the neighborhood, give us a call. Also check out our new website www.mountainventureproperties.com.
When you get a chance you should publish your business address in the mountains so that people traveling through that area can stop in and say hello and you can give them a briefing on your business.
This layoff thing is like a giant cancer all around us. My wife just got laid off after 7 years with the same company. My handyman/carpentry business has shrunk in half and we have really pulled back from just about everything not necessary.
As much as I want to move to the mountains I can't help wondering if I did it now would it simply be an escape tool with no real relief once I got up there.
So glad to hear about your move to the mountains. The rest of us are still dreaming. Keep us posted about your progress. Those of us who have been here since the beginning are a club and wish you the best.
Glad you (and your friends) loved the story. We've gotten a great response from readers...
Here are some tips about combining sites from our Neighborhood Host:
Hello Good Sir,
I've looked into this, and unfortunately, I don't think there's an easy way
to do this. (Think about all the decisions that would have to be made by a
program: What is the default photo, what does this line say, who are the
actual friends, etc.)
My suggestion would be to choose 1 that they want to make dominant, and then
send a message to all the friends on the other one saying "Add this account
as a friend instead." That would certainly be a manual fix, but I think it's
the only way to do it.
They should figure out which profile will be the one they want to keep, and
then send a mass email to all their friends on the other one (this is done
by clicking on "My Friends" in the upper right hand corner, under "Hello
____". From there, they'll be presented with all of their friends in that
account. At the bottom of that list, there is a link to "Send Message to
Friends." That will present a screen where all of the friends are listed
along with a "Subject" box and a "Message" box. From there they could say
something like "Subject: Switching Profiles, add my other one as a friend"
and a message could be "Hey everyone, we have two profiles on this
community, but we want to consolidate to 1. Please add ______ (new profile
name) as a friend (they could even put a link in there to their other
profile that they want to keep.)
I was thinking about putting up a picture of one of my two cats but was embarrassed to do so but now that you are going to do it I think I'll go ahead.
By the way, regarding having a second site, maybe the double exposure (so to speak) is good for your business.
Nothing new with our attempt to sell our house but as I think I mentioned before, we are not going to get serious until fall 2009. As far as we can see here in Florida, the market has not nor is it showing any upward correction How discouraging is that?
Hi Ted and Bonnie. I know it's tough - trying to sell your existing place to get the log house you REALLY want, but hang in there. I've heard rumors that the market in the south is beginning to pick up a little. Your place is darling. Once the fear starts to subside, you shouldn't have any trouble at all.