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By Tracy Lee Parker, Experienced Broker & Property Managers Since 2006
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This is a very nice house in Sachse with super easy access to Highway 78 and George Bush Freeway! You will love the little over 1/4 acre of land allowing for some privacy between you and your neighbors. No homeowners association! Rear entry garage with a super long driveway! Master bedroom is dow...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
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    Plumbers! Ya gotta love 'em as it appears as if there are only two things they must know: (1) What flows downhill? (2) How much butt cleavage is appropriate to show when on a job site?     Just because you have an appliance or new pipes installed by a ‘licensed’ contractor, it does not always...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
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When listing your home for sale, it's important to understand that price is determined by your local market. The most you will receive for your house is the price that someone is willing to pay....the price that someone believes your house is worth. Perception is key.This is why Home Stagers go o...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
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The Professionals Have The Tools For The JobFor the last three days there's been a crew of tree cutting professionals working around our home.  Our home is surrounded by woods and over the last few years the ash borer beetles have been making their presence known.  It doesn't end well for the ash...
By Tracy Lee Parker, Experienced Broker & Property Managers Since 2006
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Just Listed! This one is a rare find with alomost an acre! You will love the privacy and no neighbors right besides you. Garage conversion but could easily be converted back to a two car garage.  3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms with a large room in the garage area. Above ground pool and partial back patio...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
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Back to Paradise Valley we go for the most expensive home that sold in Arizona last week. Another new construction property topped the list of luxury homes sold last week. Although this one took a bit of time to sell and unlike most houses in this price range this was not an all cash deal. The ne...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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Are Reality shows causing confusion in Real Estate? There is NO doubt that Home Buyers, Sellers and even some agents are confused with TODAY'S Real Estate Market. Who to believe? Who to listen to? There are conflicting stories not only in the MANCHESTER NH area market but with the national news m...
Your home has to appear its finest if you are placing it in the marketplace, and even more so when there's a bunch of competition for selling homes in your area. Exactly what are a few suggestions you can follow to ensure your house is competitive with other similar houses on the market in your t...
By Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
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It turns out that there is a connection between Henry County’s Thanksgiving celebration and a notorious lamb—but it’s historical rather than culinary.The early history includes tale of one uncanny happening that befell the Pilgrims when they went ashore in in the spring of 1621. They had reached ...
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
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Montverde FL Home Under Contract16816 Apple Road in Montverde FL was previously listed with three different Realtors for a year with no accepted offers. In fact, I showed it twice while it was listed, however, my buyers chose other homes that fit their criteria better.Seller lives out of state wi...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
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Excellent suggestions for decorating for the holidays when your house is for sale.Some very useful information that could be passed on to your clients who had any question about whether to decorate or not.Well done Janice.....right on the money. It's that time of year again. Christmas is just aro...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
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The NW Austin real estate market has set record sales in 2015. Serious buyers need to act fast when they find a suitable property.My motivated sellers wasted no time in preparing their home for the NW Austin housing market and the result is exactly what they anticipated: Another home SOLD in the ...
By Joyce Marsh, Central Florida & The Beaches | Fine Homes
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Free Market Analysis in Ormond Beach FL from Joyce Marsh, a top real estate agent in Ormond Beach and Volusia County.  If you have questions about the current market value of your Ormond Beach property, Joyce Marsh can assist you in determining your homes value as well as the right time to put yo...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
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If this week's featured pet on Animals of the MLS could talk they would either be telling us to "come on in" or "go away". Either scenario is a possibility, however, we do know that they are eagerly awaiting a guest to come to the door while they check out the activity happening on the front porc...
By Brian Persons, CMI
(Brian Persons Front Range Home Inspections)
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This is great advise, I run in to homes that are not ready for inspection daily.      Sellers! The Home Inspector has just completed the Inspection of your house.  You and your Listing Agent are eagerly looking over the report.  WHAT?  The Inspector has written, "not tested" and "unable to access...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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Do you know what a "DRIVE THROUGH" Real Estate agent is? First heard in 2013 it has been puzzling MANCHESTER NH area Home Owners who hire these type of agents. The story started with a Home Seller who thumbed through the newspaper. They choose the agent whose name appeared the most. They called ...
By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966, CDPE, SFR, CHS-Redlands/Loma Linda
(Keller Williams Realty)
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My Wallpaper is a Reflection of My Love of Nature I really liked to change my wallpaper around constantly but about 6 months ago I just got it perfect and have not changed it since. Here is the photo on my Computer. Here is the photo taken in Alaska at a salmon hatchery and it is on my iPad. My l...
By Carey Frankel, Carey Frankel, ABR, SFR, CDPE, GRI
(Phyllis Frankel Realty Group | Ponte Vedra Real Estate)
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In today's day and age you need to put your best foot forward when selling your home. Here are 5 cheap home improvements which will help you sell your home for more:1. Clean/Declutter2. Let there be LIght3. Stage Your Home4. Fix Up Your Curb Appeal5. Do Minor Fix UpStart with cleaning and declutt...
By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Benson Sotheby's International Realty)
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Just listed, 6 Summit Road, Mt. Crested Butte, is a fantastic opportunity to build your dream home in the Summit neighborhood. Offered at $250,000, this unique parcel is located in a coveted mountainside neighborhood. The Summit neighborhood is well known for its quality built high-end homes, bre...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
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Pending Sale - 360 Everett Avenue 3A, Palo Alto, CA 94301Sometimes sellers are concerned that putting their property on the market around the holidays is a bad idea. However, a properly priced and marketed property will sell in the Silicon Valley regardless of the time of year, so if the time is ...