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By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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You might think that was a bad day for Paul, but it gets worse.The vendors put the property back on the market. The agent calls the next higher bidder who actually had come in at $455,000, but he has already bought something else. It’s a little later in the year, and other purchasers wonder if so...
By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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All was well for a few days, until Paul received a call from his mortgage broker. The appraisal came in at $445,000. He could get first mortgage financing for 95% of that amount, or $422,750. Paul was $72,250 short on this deal.Paul had put down $30,000 as a deposit on this deal and he thought th...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
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Serendipity Sunday...Full Moon Over Cedaredge, COI was with some friends last night for a birthday party when we all noticed the full moon coming up over Cedar Mesa. This was the perfect opportunity for me to try out my new camera. It was a super moon, and this means that the moon is closest to t...
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
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Walking Shoes and Real Estate Yesterday afternoon I was out with my client looking at the progress of her new construction.   It's coming along and I can't wait to see her finished home!  After we spent about an hour with the contractor, we made plans to go out to lunch, and after lunch we went ...
By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Bidding Wars: the Successful Loser!By Brian Madigan LL.B.You might think that having won the bidding war, Paul would be quite happy. And, he was for a bit. But, here’s what happened. The housing market was quite active, and like a number of cautious house hunters, Paul was encouraged to put in an...
By Russell McRae, Creating powerful closing gifts of House Portraits
(McRae House Portraits)
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When my clients made the hard decision to list their vacation home of 15 years, the sale was bitter sweet.  I wanted to give them a closing gift that was memorable and heartfelt and Russel's home portrait was exactly what I was looking for.  I was thoroughly impressed with his service as he was p...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
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NORTH ANODVER Real Estate Market Trends:Single Family Homes - Week of August 17th, 2015  Here is a snapshot of real estate market for single family homes in NORTH ANODVER, MA for the week of August 17th, 2015. (Source: AltosResearch).   For Week of  August 17th, 2015 Median List Price $732,450 Av...
By Sandra Nickel, The Hat Team
(Sandra Nickel REALTORS)
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Yes, it’s August but don’t let global warming trends ruin your weekend house hunting plans! Simply follow these 4 tips on how to survive the sweltering heat outside while making your appointed house-hunting rounds.1. Schedule your viewings when it’s relatively cool. Plan your house hunting for th...
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
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CuCu's Strange Positions and Her Defense of Them If you are a "Cat Person" or just have cats, you know that they get into the oddest positions.   This welcome rack for a water hose was lying upon a window air conditioner at the shop, waiting to be re-painted and re-hung.  Cucu decided it would be...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(PK Real Estate Utah, St. George, UT 84770)
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Give and get back! Life tends to be challenging, especially the never-ending twists and turns of events that happen outside the scope of control. Smiling helps to elevate the mood, strengthen resolve and can inspire others.   Try smiling at someone and receive a smile in return. See? It really wo...
By Claudia S. Nelson, Local Expert Making a Difference!
(Keller Williams Realty )
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Sold In 25 Days!Sell Your Home Fast Woodbridge VA  by  Claudia S. Nelson571-446-0002www.ClaudiaSNelson.com Sold In 25 Days!  Sell Your Home FastWoodbridge VA Listing Agent,  Claudia S Nelson   I was the official listing agent to 1102 Mapleton Street Woodbridge VA 22191 and got it SOLD in 25 DAYS!...
By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
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Did you know that jackfruit can grow up to 100 lbs? That is a lot of jackfruit. I was tempted to purchase one at the farmer's market this weekend but decided against it.I prefer our Florida mangoes and pineapple to jackfruit. The nice thing about the farmer's market is that the asian population o...
By Tammy Lankford, I love Lake Sinclair, it shows (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
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Donald laughs when he hears someone say "bet you don't remember" to me.  My BFF sometimes calls me to ask me what happened with her other friends in the past. She knows she told me and that I'll remember and she can't remember. That conversations usually starts with "I hate you" (in a very loving...
By Nancy Van Pelt
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What do you think of when you hear the phrase “real estate services”?  Buying or selling a house?  Building a house?  Or maybe even financing a house?Real estate services are all of these and more.  It encompasses anything that has to do with your home.Some of the services may be obvious during t...
By Marilyn Boudreaux, Lake Charles LA Century 21 Realtor
(Marilyn Boudreaux, Century 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.'s)
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Over 800 Southwest Louisiana residents  came out in festive  Roaring 20's attire to celebrate and support  the 1st annual Smile Moore fundraiser.Smile Moore is a non-profit organization aiming to offer assistance to Southwest children of widows and widowers under the age of 18. The organization w...
By Summer Robertson, Gillette, WY Agent
(Team Properties Group, LLC)
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3306 Hoback Ave in Gillette WY is a wonderful Executive Townhome with an amazing floorplan! This home has 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms and almost 1700 sq feet of finished space! Main level living is an added bonus, and all appliances stay; even washer and dryer!This Gillette WY home in Sawgrass E...
By Kim Lucas
(St Croix Island Life Real Estate)
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Ocean View Lot For Sale, St Croix, USVI, $49,50045 St GeorgeFrederiksted, VI  00840WEBSITE
By Ashley Kimble Slaughter
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House Selling Tips: Making Your House More AppealingOnce you decide to sell your house, you may want to put it on the market right away. Before you move forward, take a good look at your house through the eyes of a potential home buyer. Taking an objective look at your property and house can bene...
By Mike Tizzano, Protect Your Transaction Certified Lender
(Amerifirst Financial, Inc NMLS 145368 LO:1015837)
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  I know I'm not the first to do this.  You hear something relative to you or your business and you get excited.  This information can help you in your business or help your clients.  You look at the basics but miss the fine print. I did that last week right here on Active Rain and I've struggled...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
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BURLINGTON Real Estate Market Trends:Single Family Homes - Week of August 17th, 2015Here is a snapshot of real estate market for single family homes in Burlington, MA for the week of August 17th, 2015. (Source: AltosResearch).   For Week of  August 17th, 2015 Median List Price $654,950 Average Li...