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By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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Waukesha County Real Estate Report, 6/5/15-7/5/15 by Kris Johnston Waukesha County Real Estate, Waukesha Buyer Agent            The Real Estate Activity For Waukesha County,WI For the Last 30 Days By Kristin Johnston, Remax Realtor, Real Estate In Waukesha County, WI, Waukesha County Realtor   My...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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Staging Your House for a Summer Sale!Ninety-degree weather and the absence of snowbirds here in South Florida does not mean that home selling comes to a halt.  There are still buyers who are looking for the right property.  Some families are ready to make the move before the start of the next sch...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
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If you are preparing your home for sale, or planning to list your home for sale soon, here is a simple step you can take to make a lasting impression on potential buyers. Create a notebook that includes household documents and photos .  If you are organized and have things saved in one place, thi...
By The Ryan-Whyte Team at RE/MAX Infinity, Specializing in Chandler Arizona Real Estate
(RE/MAX Infinity)
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A rare find in this prestigious gated community!  Three bedroom split floor plan.  The master suite bathroom includes double sinks and separate tub and shower.  There is a balcony off the family room with a great view of the surrounding area.  The kitchen includes a refrigerator, panty, dishwashe...
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
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If you are a Florida home seller, this is a blog post by Kathy Streib you must read. She provides excellent advice to ensure potential buyers feel welcomed and at home the minute they walk through your front door. It can get brutally hot in the summer months, be sure to read on and follow her tip...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
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Wellington Lakes in Wellington FL | Homes for Sale | Market Report May 2015 Wellington Lakes in Wellington Fl is a lovely lake front community of single family homes.  Homes for sale in Wellington Lakes are a blend of one story, two story, and ranch-style homes.  These homes were built in two var...
By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long and Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA)
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Another Gainesville, VA Townhouse in Carterwood SOLD!This Gainesville, VA garage townhouse in the subdivision of Carterwood, hit the market on April 10th (2015) priced at $319,500.  A townhouse very similar, with one less half bathroom, had just been sold by me for $318,000.   That was the ration...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
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  Sold In Cypress Springs~705 Canyon Springs Cedar Park TX 78613My referral buyers, coming via a previous client, knew exactly where they wanted to live. I met with them, went over the home buying process and set them up with an automated alert from the MLS for homes in their search criteria. It ...
By Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin
(Austin Texas Homes)
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 The new thing in listing is the "Coming Soon" pitch. The idea is to create hunger for your home in the minds of consumers who are facing a hot market. They will feel they need to act soon to lock down your home. Coming Soon signs have been popping up all over the nation. An agent in our communit...
By Norma Skeete, REALTOR, GRI, SFR, SRES, Arlington VA Condos for S
(Keller Williams Realty)
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OPEN HOUSE, July 05, Sunday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 218 Cameron Station Boulevard, Alexandria, VA Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS 0 BATHROOMS 2247 Square Feet This light-filled Jackson townhome enjoys a super location in the commun...
By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
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Market Update - Greenfield - Centennial CO - January-June 2015         You will find Greenfield and Greenfield Estates located in Centennial between Arapahoe Road and Smoky Hill Road West of Picadilly.    This popular community has a common pool, and tennis courts, and residents love the trails ...
By Tammy Adams ~ Realtor Maricopa, AZ, A Maricopa Agent who Works, Lives & Loves Maricopa
(Maricopa Real Estate Co)
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Looking to Possibly Sell Your Maricopa Home?  You Might Be Surprised.   Currenly we have 370 homes for sale in Maricopa. This same time last year we had 484 - so a 23% decrease from a year ago! That is pretty crazy. With fewer homes on the market, we are seeing a shift from just a few months ago ...
By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
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COME TOUR THIS FABULOUS HOME!!$480,00017 THISTLE ROADNORWALK, CT        Great house on a great street - LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Motivated seller needs to relocate. Beautiful new kitchen,  - lots of NEW! Nice large living room with large windows and open to the spacious dining room, which is...
By James Lowenstern, Castles Unlimited. Newton MA Real Estate
(Castles Unlimited®)
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Recently featured on YouTube are CastlesMag.com’s Top Newton Massachusetts homes for our June 2015 video. Ranging from newly renovated single family homes to antique gems in the heart of Chestnut Hill, the selection details every aspect of luxury living in Massachusetts. While many of us can onl...
By Jim Miner, Loan Modfication & Short Sale Specialist
(Miner Noh & Associates)
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      The Roosevelt Historic District in the Encanto area at Phoenix is comprised of mostly Bungalows.  These bungalows can range is size from 1,700 sq.ft. to over 3,000 sq.ft. and usually had at least 4 bedrooms with several bathrooms.  One of the ironies of this area is many of the original own...
By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
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Lexington Landing is located on W Lexington Avenue just west of SR 19 in Elkhart, Indiana.  Lexington Landing Subdivision is located on the south side of the road.  Children who live here that attend public schools will register with Elkhart Community Schools. Photo of a typical home in Lexington...
By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
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  Pensacola, 32503, 32504, 32514, Some real estate firms publish their own news Companies are becoming publishers to extend branding. Elliman magazine, for example, still has home sale ads, but its articles focus on high-profile celebrities. Read more.       Helpful Links   Sign up for our Month...
By Tom Priester, Paradise Sharks
(Paradise Sharks )
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Asking for a more reasonable fee now commonplace We started our boutique brokerage for one reason. To do real estate better. Real estate services focused on the customer. Like the old days when the customer truly was #1. Those who follow us know we have been very vocal about many things and one o...
By Scott Pierce, Founder & Chief Evangelist at Listings-to-Leads
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The average home for sale in Granite Bay is taking over 140 days to sell.   The L2L Realty team just sold this Granite Bay home in 14 days!   By combining great marketing both online and offline, we were able to get this home sold fast and at top dollar!   Find out more about how we got this hom...
By Toni Weidman, 23 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Florida Luxury Realty)
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7 Ways To Speed Clean For A Last Minute ShowingIt’s been a crazy day, the house is a wreck; the phone rings, it’s an agent with clients in her car outside your home.  She asks if she can show the home. You ask her to give you 15 minutes.  Of course, you want to have her show it: These might be yo...