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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 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 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...
By Cecilia Rodriguez, Realtor - Riverside California Real Estate
(First Team Real Estate)
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Riverside CA Casas De Venta Deseandoles Un Feliz Dia De Accion De Dar Gracias Mientras que el dia de Acción de Gracias es una época de reunirse con la familia y amigos para expresar nuestra gratitud por todas las cosas que tenemos en nuestras vidas, hay muchas familias que no tendran una cena en ...
By Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
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If you intend on listing your Henry County home sometime soon, this is the time of year when you may well be uncertain about whether you should go ahead right now, or hold fire and wait. The question is whether winter is a reasonable time to enter the Henry County listings when, after all, it’s c...
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 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 Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®Quality Not Quantity #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor
(Allison James Elite)
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Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®, SFR®, CDPE®, CHS® Moorpark  Market Insider - Update for November 2015   Moorpark Homes For Sale   Local real estate conditions are changing and your Market Insider provides valuable, up-to-date information about the communities important to you. View critical informatio...
By Shanna Day Mega Team Leader (AZ & UT), BUY or SELL Your Home FAST w/The Shanna Day Team!
(Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ) & Keller Williams SLC (UT))
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 Here's A Quick Look At 5 Gorgeous Mesa, AZ Luxury Homes For Sale! Click on an image to view more listing information or on an address caption to view the blog for that homeDid you know that Shanna Day has been in the Top 1.5 - 2% Of The 31,000 - 42,000 Realtors in our MLS System for the last 7 Y...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
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Sellers have been told over and over spring is the best time to sell a home. There is no question there are lots of buyers out looking in the spring but remember buyers (especially in Austin with 100+ people a day moving) buy homes 365 days a year!Are you thinking of listing your home during the ...
By Janki (Hetal) Patel, Team Leader & CEO for The J-Team
(Keller Williams Benchmark Properties)
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Sold vs. LIST Home Prices in the 94555 area of Fremont!Here is a trend of what the market is currently doing in the 94555 zip code of Fremont.  Communities include Ardenwood and Northgate.Understanding the difference between "listing prices" (what sellers are asking for) and "sold prices" (what b...
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 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 ...
By Jamey Prezzi Miami & Miami Beach Luxury Condos & Homes, Miami Beach & Miami Luxury Homes and Condos
(Keller Williams Miami Beach Realty)
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If you are serious about selling your property you have to make it easy to show. Some sellers have misconceptions about buyers. They think if  buyers are serious about buying the property they will reschedule and adjust completely to the seller’s schedule. If you think this way, you may be missin...
By Brant Keller, Buyer/Seller Agent Extraordanaire
(TheBuySellGroup-MVP Realty Assocs)
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Is Listing in Collier or Lee County in Winter a Good Idea? The Definite Answer If you intend on listing your Collier or Lee County home sometime soon, this is the time of year when you may well be uncertain about whether you should go ahead right now, or hold fire and wait. The question is whethe...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
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In Santa Clara County, when an agent takes a listing, it is customary that the seller open escrow. Actually the agent the sellers hire opens escrow.      Clearly if a seller directed their agent to open escrow at a particular title company, I'd like to think the agent would do as their client ins...
By Jean Rogers, Pete Psareas & John Thomas, Atlanta, Alpharetta, Roswell, Woodstock, REALTORS
(HomeSalesForce.com - RE/MAX)
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259 Hiawassee Drive, Woodstock, GA Just Listed Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews $ Click for current price2 BEDROOMS | 3 (2 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS | 1232 SQUARE FEET Follow This Home! Woodstock Homes For Sale Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Wo...
By Brian Persons, CMI
(Brian Persons Front Range Home Inspections)
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This is great advice, 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 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...