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By Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 103
  Break Into Summer - FAQ Organized Contest!  If you're like most real estate professionals you get asked the same questions over and over, year after year.  Questions like, what do I need to do to get my home ready to sell or I'm a first time home buyer and I have no idea of how to buy a home - ...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
Comments 0
On June 21, 2017, National Association of Realtors® (NAR) reported that the median home value price was $252,800 in May of 2017 higher 5.8% from the price of $238,900 in May of 2016.Single family home sales gained 1.0% to annual rate of 4.98 million unit in May of 2016, from the annual rate of 4....

By Namneet Dhaliwal President / Broker - Realtor, Sincerity, Trust and Commitment to Excellence!
(Zone Realty. Inc.)
Comments 1
Listed by Namneet Dhaliwal, Broker Zone Realty Inc. It is a beautiful, recently remodeled custom built single story home located in prestigious area of Fullerton. It offers 3233 sqft of living area on a 16,303 sqft lot, with 6 bedrooms 3.5 bathrooms and a two-car garage, separate laundry room, po...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 27
FAQ: Who writes the best local real estate blogs? Those who wish to improve the quality of their blogs on local communities should do some searching on ActiveRain to find the best models. Fortunately, we have many outstanding bloggers in the network. As I write this blog, I am thinking that this ...

(RE/MAX Premier Group)
Comments 3
There are two great days in a person's life - the day we are born and the day we discover why. William Barclay

By Dorie Dillard, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799)
Comments 6
Are you considering a move to Austin?Canyon Creek is a community you need to mark as a favorite on-line and on your list of “must see” when you arrive.Why is the Canyon Creek neighborhood in such demand?Canyon Creek is one of the most desired neighborhoods because it’s a prestigious master planne...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 30
It's another one of those days. A day that was anticipated and now won't be. I have been dealing with a loss of hot water and then hot water that is too hot. After some temporary fixes for two weeks, today I was going to get a new hot water heater. I just got a call that a personal emergency in t...

By The Legacy Group, TheLegacyTeam
(LeaderOne Financial Corporation)
Comments 0
The Legacy Group is happy to announce a new mobileAPP that allows home buyers to search for real, up to the minute, live MLS listings. The app is called “Home Scouting” and is aFREE home finding service provided directly to consumers by Home Buyers Marketing II, Inc, a licensed brokerage services...

By Wendy Patton
(Keller Williams)
Comments 0
For new investors, figuring out how to find a buyer now is one of the biggest obstacles to overcome. Especially if you are doing a For Sale by Owner, or want to self-generate a large list of potential buyers ready to move fast when an opportunity presents itself. But don’t become disillusioned. H...

By RJ Baxter, 303-670-0137
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation)
Comments 0
We need each other! --The RJ Baxter Team10 Day Appraisals in Denver Metro!Check out our online reviews:Google BusinessZillowWe are here to serve our clients and put our clients first....we treat every client with the same care and respect.Licensed in CO, CA, TX, FL, IL, and IA

By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(eXp Realty)
Comments 0
A GATED COMMUNITY IN ANDOVER, MABROOKSIDE AT ANDOVERThe Brookside At Andover is a gated community that includes 168 condominiums and townhomes over 35 acres of private land.  Originally built in 1989, as a leasing community, it was converted to condo/townhouse community in 2004/5, the time when t...

By Monica Foster, Broker, CRS, ABR, SRS, CHMS, CNE, CNHS
(RE/MAX Space Center - Clear Lake Area, League City, Friendswood, Pearland)
Comments 1
Situated on a corner lot, this home has loads of upgrades! Entry boasts hardwood floors that extend throughout the entire home, with tile in all wet areas. Formal Living/Dining with high ceilings. Upgraded Kitchen features Carrera marble counters, stainless appliances (including 5 burner gas rang...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
Comments 1
Yesterday evening I grabbed my gardening gloves off the stand.  Left hand in, tightened the velcro strap.  Slid my right hand into the glove and there was something that didn't belong, and my hand was out of that glove pretty quickly!  My first thought was a wasp or a thorn.  Nothing fell out of ...

By Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"
(U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.)
Comments 29
"Sometimes you deserve a second chance, not because you weren't fabulous the first time but because the timing and circumstances weren't quite right. You just got overlooked."-Carol Williams  Here is the latest batch of excellent posts deserving a little extra attention. You all must be quite bus...

By Monica Foster, Broker, CRS, ABR, SRS, CHMS, CNE, CNHS
(RE/MAX Space Center - Clear Lake Area, League City, Friendswood, Pearland)
Comments 0
Gorgeous curb appeal & views of both the bay & lake are found here! Enjoy the Kemah fireworks from one of 3 balconies! Beautiful wood floors that extend throughout most of the home, with tile in all wet areas. Chef's Kitchen boasts upgraded travertine backsplash, breakfast bar seating with pendan...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 21
It's not a great shot but the only one I could get. I'm not sure what this is but it was flying quickly and I have no clue as to what it is. I think it is some sort of big insect but I welcome your input. It landed on a rock and I got it. So much to learn, so little time.

By Eva Cheng, SRES/GREEN/ICREA, Eva Cheng
(Sperry Commercial Global Affiliates-BRC Advisors)
Comments 15
This Spacious City View Home is priced to sell. Very motivated seller.  Please bring your client, join us today at 5pm-7pm. Looking forward to meeting you in person.

By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
Comments 19
Today is Father's Day 2017 and it was a good day, infact it was not just a good day, it was Father's Day weekend.  This weekend I actually had two Father's Days. Yesterday my wife,  my youngest son and his wife spent the day with a young man whom we have know for many years.  We have had him, hi...

By James Lowenstern, Castles Unlimited. Newton MA Real Estate
(Castles Unlimited®)
Comments 0
Once people reached retirement, their current house may simply be too big for their needs. During a time when you have a lower income and too much house, the option of downsizing to a smaller home might make the most sense. A retiree downsizing might make one think that the person will pack up an...

By Steven L. Smith, Bellingham WA Home Inspector
(King of the House Home Inspection, Inc.)
Comments 3
Bellingham Technical College's home inspector training faculty is pleased to announce that our Fundamentals of Home Inspection Course has recently been approved by Washington State as a 135 classroom hour course. State law requires inspection students to obtain at least 120 hours of training, and...