Real Estate Market Stalls Recruiting, Promotions

June 1, 2010  |  

(Atlanta Journal Constitution) — When executive Wade Ledbetter leaped at the opportunity to move up in his company, the shackles of relocation snatched him back down to earth.

That fabulous promotion came with a price: The $30,000 he’d invested in home improvements, the 20 percent he’d put down on his house and the extra payment every year for 7 1/2 years would be a wash, along with settling on a selling price well below what he’d paid for the home and just about all its contents. Add living away from his family in a one-bedroom apartment for eight months while his home languished on the market and his frustration accrued.

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