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You've probably heard someone say "They're not making any more land!"  What they were really saying is that there's only a limited supply of land available, so the price goes up as the supply goes down. And of course, that IS the way prices are set on land and housing. As demand for housing in a ...
 When a homeowner is ready to sell, it's very easy to be snared in the overpricing trap. After all, we all want top price for our home, don't we? And we all know that prices have risen dramatically in recent years. Given that, it's logical that the asking price they set could be higher than "fair...
When you're ready to buy a home, what's the first step you'll need to take?  Get on the Internet? Start looking at homes? No, there's a better suggestion. You probably already have a good idea of what type home you want to buy. You've thought about how many bedrooms and bathrooms will be needed, ...
When prosective buyers are ready to buy a home, how many real estate agents do they feel they need to find the perfect place – one, three, five? A recent survey reported that almost 80 percent of buyers use only one or two agents before they find a home. But you and I know that one is all they re...
In January, I wrote a blog entitled "Knowing Exactly When the Market will Change" that received many comments, replies and supportive feedback. In that blog, I stated that as soon as we have 3 consecutive months when more inventory is going off (under contract) than is coming on (new listings) we...
SALE PENDING  PRICE: $1,495,000Rooms: 10Bedrooms: 4Baths: 3 FullGarage: 3-carFirepalces: 6Age: 1999Living Area: 5,500+/- s.f. Land Area: 5.32 Acres Custom designed shingle-style contemporary home in private 5+ acre setting with incredible marsh views.  This home has it all!  Features include gran...
Who hasn't heard that old saying: "You only get one chance to make a great first impression." Sure, it's a cliché, but that's because there's a lot of truth in it. As if to prove the point, not long ago The Codgers held a Carnival here on Active Rain to find homes with great (or not so great) cur...

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