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By Jane Peters, Connecting you to the L.A. real estate scene
(Power Brokers Int'l)
When buying a car there is an unwritten rule that you are supposed to haggle for the best price and emotions generally don't factor in. Some people enjoy the dance and don't take it personally when they don't get what they want. Real estate is a business in which emotions probably run higher than...
By Sharon Sanchez, Your Number "1" Source For Real Estate.
(Realty World - Ace Home Realty)
A Guest House - Is it Legal? Yes and no. There are several Los Angeles none Luxury Neighborhoods that have legal guest houses that were built prior to 1950. These homes were built as an accessory to a Single Family Dwelling on the same lot. They have sleeping rooms, full bathrooms, but NO Ki...
Lincoln RI 02865 Open Houses 3/8/14 - 3/9/14 Here is a complete list of homes for sale in Lincoln RI 02865 that are hosting an open houses this weekend of 3/8/14-3/9/14. Make sure if you want my representation that you inform agent hosting the open house that you are represented by The Buyer's ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Pending Sale in Bonaire GA in Southfield Plantation Subdivision Sorry buyers but you have to be quick in the middle GA real estate market or you will miss out on great deals...Another middle GA home is a pending sale in Bonaire GA in Southfield Plantation Subdivision, courtesy of Anita Clark Real...
By Solutions Real Estate San Diego, Expert Real Estate Advisors in San Diego
(Solutions Real Estate)
Carlsbad Homes West of the 5 - Open House 3/9/14 Carlsbad CA 241 DATE AVE CARLSBAD CA Open Sunday 3/9/14 from 1-4pm is this beautifully striking custom home in Carlsbad, CA. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac, and only 2 blocks to the beach, this home has been completely remodeled with state of the ar...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
The Top 5 Things First Time Buyers Must Do Don’t you sometimes hate being told what to do? But when planning to make what will be the biggest financial investment in your life – that’s scary sounding, isn’t it – you need to know the essentials to do in order to accomplish your goal and not make m...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International Westchester NY & Stamford CT)
If you're a first time home buyer looking to do renovations BEFORE you move in, it's important that you plan ahead BEFORE you get to the closing table. The 3 most important aspects of this are planning the timeline and planning the budget and selecting good contractors. Among 1st time home buy...
Waterfront Properties for Sale in Long Beach, CA It’s not a secret, Long Beach has some of the loveliest waterfront homes for sale at very affordable price ranges. As a matter of fact, Long Beach is one of the most affordable coastal communities up and down Southern California’s coastline. A...
By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Sacramento, CA - 916-765-5366
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
My Favorite Stovetop Test – Photo I get asked to look at homes from time to time; usually for dry rot and water damage repair but sometimes just to go through and check the general condition of the home. Many of the tests are done at the same time like running water to check for leaks, tu...
By Paula Bradfield, Your Salida Colorado and Down Valley Realtor
(Keller Williams Performance)
Lovely treed lot with views, privacy and nearby access to forest OverviewMapsPhotos $93,500 Lots and Land Main Features Lot: 15.22 acre(s) Location 431 Shamrock AveHoward, CO 81233USA Paula Sue Bradfield Keller Williams Colorado Performance Realty(719) 221-6108Paula@Insoutherncolorado.comhttp://...
By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
More than meets the eye. What we can't see. Many of my followers with this post knows we at Desert Sun Home Inspections in Carlsbad New Mexico now offer a 90 day warranty along with a Recallchek for the appliances in the home. What's the catch you say? The 90 day warranty is just that. A 90 day w...
By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Water will flow uphill. Common sense missing. As inspectors inspect homes. We find issues that are not quite right. In many cases we are dumbfounded by what we find to the point we want to stare at the issue in disbelief. This was the case at a home inspection last month in Roswell New Mexico. Wh...
By Amy Jones, Voted Chandler AZ Best Realtor® for 3 years
(RE/Max Infinity - www.AmySellsAZ.com)
Move In Ready OverviewMapsPhotosDescriptionMarket Stats $275,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms3 BathroomsInterior: 2,146 sqftLot: 5,493 sqft Location 3341 E. Juanita AvenueGilbert, AZ 85234USA Amy Jones Group RE/Max Infinity(480) email@example.com://wwwAmySellsAZ.com ...
By Jonathan Thoburn, Keller Williams Realty - Northern Virginia
Almost anyone who meets Wendy Baker, a lower income single mother of four, leaves inspired. After our paths first crossed some years ago, I went to visit Wendy at her modest Fauquier County, VA home. There I found a woman who took every hardship in life with a smile and whose answer to each dilem...
• 1,766 sq. ft., 3 bath, 3 bdrm 2 story - MLS $236,000 USD - Great Price Terrace at Fishers Landing - Just updated home with fantastic curb appeal in the popular Terrace at Fishers Landing neighborhood. Home has fresh interior paint and new carpet, flowing main level with living and family r...
By Gina Tufano, Ask Gina & Company, Northern Virginia Real Estate
(Ask Gina & Company with Keller Williams Realty Loudoun Gateway)
Happy Buyers Purchase Lansdowne Home on Lees Mill Square Ask Gina & Company, with Keller Williams Loudoun Gateway, knows that the only difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little something extra. We bring that something extra to the table every day, just as we did for the buyer...
Before you hold the keys to your first home you have some work to do. Buying a home is a process that takes time and patients at the same time you need the ability to make decisions. Are you ready to 3 Tips for couples buying their first home: Choose trusted advisers carefully. There will be many...
Tennis Communities of Johns Creek GA One of the things I love about living in the Johns Creek/Alpharetta area is the beautiful weather. Great weather is what makes it so easy for the people of Johns Creek/Alpharetta to enjoy one of my favorite sports…tennis! Did you know that ALTA – The Atlanta L...
By Jill Sackler, Long Island's South Shore Real Estate Agent
(Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. "Said and Done!")
Paula wrote a great and really accurate post about changes apparent in home buying. I know multigenerational living started as a means of coping with the economy but is sticking around as part of the modern family fabric. Hi-ranches are especially well suited for this. Read more about this come...
By Debb Janes, Realtor, Camas, Washington EcoBroker
(The Carl Group, LLC)
Escalation Matters! The Art of Winning in Multiple Offer Situations Last week, one of my buyers wanted to see a brand new listing in a popular Camas, WA neighborhood. The home, located in Crown Park was priced right - in fact, right for multiple bids. When I called the owner to set up an appointm...