Business Briefcase Dec. 18, 2009

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By The Staff

 Yankey earns foreclosure certification

Ron Yankey of Simpsonville, an agent with RE/MAX Associates in Louisville, has earned the prestigious Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designation, having completed extensive training in foreclosure avoidance and short sales.

Short sales allow the cash-strapped seller to repay the mortgage at the price that the home sells for, even though it is lower than what is owed on the property. With plummeting property values, this can save many people from foreclosure and even bankruptcy. More and more lenders are willing to consider short sales because they are much less costly than foreclosures.

 “This CDPE designation has been invaluable as I work with sellers and lenders on complicated short sales,” Yankey said. “It is so rewarding to be able to help sellers save their homes from foreclosure.”

For more information about CDPE designation or to find a certified distressed Realtor in your area, please call 1-800-482-0335.


Holiday tea treats

Bluegrass Dental Center of Shelby County is serving green and other flavored teas during the holiday season. Dr. Harold Raleigh and staff are providing the teas to focus on the connections between green tea and dental health. For information, contact Mat Ward, practice administrator, 722-0842.


Zargham named Jagoe Homes VP of architecture

Douglas Zargham has been named vice president of architecture at Jagoe Homes and will serve as a full-time architect at Jagoe’s home operations, which include the Meadow Glen development on Mount Eden Road near Shelbyville.  Zargham will executive manage the architecture and design team for Jagoe’s custom home division. Jagoe Homes designs and builds houses and communities in seven Indiana and Kentucky communities.

Zargham is a registered architect, a member of the American Institute of Architects and certified by the National Council of Architecture Registration Boards. He holds a master of fine arts degree and a bachelor’s in architecture from the University of Miami.

 Zargham formerly served as director of architecture production for National Homebuilder WCI Communitie Inc.


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