Home Selling

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By Kim Higgins & Associates, www.KimHiggins.com ABR, CRS, ePRO
(REALTY EXECUTIVES, SELA Northshore/Southshore Offices: (985) 778-0657 - (504) 468-7979)
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Curb appeal is a word that we hear thrown around by the likes of realtors, landscapers, and potential homebuyers. But what does the word entail? Curb appeal can be found in the houses that make you take a second look, the houses that wow you. Basically, it means how appealing the home's exterior ...
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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  Have some Homeowner Associations gotten out of control?    Most communities only have one association, but what happens when there are two or three?   When there are three associations for one community, is it fair to collect over $400.00 for each status letter?     This is pretty difficult to ...
By Christopher Dahl, Dahl Team Properties- Keller Williams Realty
(Dahl Team Properties)
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Rosehill Elementary School Information and Homes for Sale Near Rosehill Elementary School in Tomball TXFind homes for sale near Rosehill Elementary School in Tomball TX. Our For Sale property information is a direct feed from the Houston MLS and is updated multiple times per day. School Informati...
By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966, CDPE, SFR, CHS-Redlands/Loma Linda
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Kristin Hamilton Realtor-Rain in Southern California This past weekend we had a big storm for 2 days and thunderstorms that were hitting back to back. Even my poor puppies were scared as thunder storms are not frequent in Southern California. This toad was on my patio making all kinds of croaking...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
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Major Price Improvement North Kingstown RI Home for Sale 1354 Gilbert Stuart Road - Saunderstown Neighborhood   OPEN HOUSE Sunday August 2nd  11 a.m.- 1 p.m.   Near Route 1 and an amazingly solidly built home that must be sold say the sellers.  It is priced very aggressively for all buyers who a...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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 Staging Stories- What Are You Waiting For? Home Stagers like to come in at the beginning, BEFORE the property goes on the market. However, it doesn't always turn out that way.Such was the case a few months ago. A caller contacted Room Service Home Staging to inquire about staging his occupied ho...
By Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist
(EXIT Realty Associates)
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This weeks caller series from Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate News? Caller: Can you help us sell our condo? We  are relocating at the end of August. Me: Well let me come see your home. I can certainly help you, but you are not giving me much time. Appointment is set to see their home tomorrow. Av...
By Jennifer Shenbaum
(The Shenbaum Group, Inc. dba JenniferBuysHouses.com)
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There was a very moving article posted on Yahoo news last week about hoarding.  I truly appreciated the honesty, compassion and creativity that the photographer took in depicting what it was like living in that situation.  Hoarding is not just something that happens, there is often mental illness...
By Rosemarie Heindel, Rosemarie Heindel
(Harry Norman Realtors)
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 Active Members of the Big Canoe CommunityWhen Ray and Margie Bowyer moved to Big Canoe, Georgia from New Jersey thirty years ago, the community would never be the same! Ray and Margie poured their hearts and souls into Big Canoe. They did not just move here to retire. They moved to Big Canoe to ...
By Sylvie Stuart, Home Buying, Home Selling and Investment - Flagstaff, AZ
(Keller Williams Check Realty 928-600-2765)
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3 Bedroom Flagstaff Horse Property HomeFantastically upgraded 3-bedroom home on 2.55 acres with gorgeous mountain views on Doney Park Water! Private and spacious, this home has a den which has potential to be a 4th bedroom. Master bedroom conveniently on the main floor.  There are 2 bedrooms and ...
By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
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 When someone considers selling their home, their initial interests are how much, how soon and what will it cost? Outside of the commissions and seller closing costs, there is much more to consider. The age of  a property typically provides many simple answers before you list your home.  Here’s a...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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Pewaukee Real Estate Report,Pewaukee Home Sales,Pewaukee Remax Here is the Pewaukee Real Estate Market Report for the last 30 days by Kristin Johnston, REMAX, Buyer's Agent                                              Re-blogged by 0 agents Kristin Johnston,Waukesha Cty WI Realtor,Buyer's Agent, ...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
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There are those luxury homes that will blow you away with lavish features, extravagant architecture, and rare amenities reserved only for those who's expensive tastes have no boundaries. Then there are the luxury homes that are steep in price because of location, size, or exclusivity. The most ex...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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A Couple of Gallons of Paint Cost the Seller a SaleWhen a home goes on the market a good agent tells the seller everything that needs to be done to make a good first impression and get the home sold. Not only does the price have to be competitive in the market but anything that will be an objecti...
By Debra B Albert, PA - Team Albert - Ron and Debbie Make The Most of Your Move, St Lucie MLS Home Search and Market Information
(Keller Williams Realty)
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If You Price It Right, They Will Come My Team, Team Albert at  Keller Williams in Port St. Lucie FL set a record yesterday.  We put a home on the market in our MLS.  We then had 4 showing requests.  By the end of the day we had a signed contract.That is not happened before to me.  It all has to d...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
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Another home Sold by the Marla Yost Team!!!236 KalmiaArlington, TX 76018This South Arlington Home never even hit the MLS & sold for more $$$ than the homeowner originally wanted to list it for!Thinking of selling?Can't find a home on the market that fits your needs?Call the Marla Yost Team!817-38...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
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After about 10 years or so, we're getting out of the staging business.  From a pure time management standpoint, we probably never should have been doing it at all. But Mary has training and a great eye, she enjoyed it, and it was an attractive free service to offer to our sellers. Over the years,...
By DALIA KIBBY, Selling Broward County Homes with Passion!
(Keller Williams Realty Partners SW)
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I Just Sold: Fabulous 2BD/2.5BTH townhome in the rarely available, well maintained community of Camelot Gardens (Rock Creek), Cooper City, Fl. ; large living room, well-designed, bright kitchen, two master suites upstairs each with a small balcony; spacious, private courtyard entry, ideal for ent...
By John Herman, Licensed Illinois Managing Broker- Property up Inc
(Property Up Inc.)
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Enjoy living on Bangs Lake with your own beach and dock in this 2 story home at 300 N. Main St., Wauconda, IL 60084. $349,900 Almost 3000 square feet Two story on Bangs Lake Dock and Beach Skylights and vaulted ceilings New Paint New carpet Newer roof and siding Nice deck with beautiful vies of t...
By The Ryan-Whyte Team at RE/MAX Infinity, Specializing in Chandler Arizona Real Estate
(RE/MAX Infinity)
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RYAN ESTATES CHANDLER!  2363 S Eileen Place, Chandler AZ 85286.  4 bedrooms + den + exercise room + bonus room.  BASEMENT HOME!  5488 Square Feet, 3.5 bathrooms, 4 car garage, pool and spa.  MLS 5313543.Absolutely incredible Ryan Estates basement home! This custom Tuscan creation is waiting for y...