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Luxury Home Marketing Group Members Discuss Financial Planning
as Part of Luxury Home Marketplace in April Meeting


(Raleigh, NC) – Members of the Raleigh-based, Luxury Home Marketing Group explored the financial aspects of divorce and estate planning, during April’s meeting. Guest speaker Bob Watral of Ameriprise Financial spoke to the group about the various needs of individuals going through divorce, and how it effects planning for those who own homes in the $750,000 price range and above.

“Like it or not, when you’re talking about estate-quality homes, divorce planning can be a major factor in home-buying and selling,” said LHMG President Linda Craft. “Bob shared his experience with our group, in an educational and realistic manner, to help us better understand our clients’ position, when the need of divorce happens.”

The April homes tour included properties in Wakefield (6713 Green Hollow Court), La Ventana (7209 Mira Mar), Trego (6612 Fifebrew Lane) and Gates At Ethan’s Glen (1940 Tackett’s Pond and 12213 The Gates Drive).

The Luxury Home Marketing Group is always seeking strategic partners. If your business involves elite homes, and you are interested in membership, contact President Linda Craft at 919-235-6300.

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Background: The group was formed in 2004 as a coalition of luxury home real estate experts, representing luxury home buyers and sellers by applying extraordinary real estate expertise and service in Raleigh, Cary, Wake Forest, Durham, Chapel Hill, Research Triangle Park and surrounding counties. Executive Board members are: President Linda Craft, Linda Craft & Teams, REALTORS®, Vice-President Jill Rekuc of Olde Raleigh Real Estate, LLC , Secretary: Kimberly Conroy, Coldwell Banker HPW,  Treasurer Shawn Britt of Realty World-Triangle Living and Past-President Kathy Beacham, Coldwell Banker HPW. Members include Steina DeAndrade, Brenda Holden, Linda Kolarov, Deborah Nance, and Lindsay Taylor.