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By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
Comments 9
Well, I had to pay the price a little bit for going on that hike Sunday when I had two open houses going on by working through dinner. It's not that I have to be physically present at the Open because that's my team members' jobs. They work with buyers so they hold the houses open, and we had a t...

By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Comments 11
   This condo is now SOLD.   The buyers are first time investors and want to begin with a real estate portfolio of rental properties, and were a joy to work with!    cONGRATULATIONS to my Seller, as this is a past client, and truly a joy to do another transaction with!    Multiple offers with inv...

By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
Comments 2
Forest Lakes Home Values change when ever a home like your sells. Here are the most recent sales that affect Forest Lakes Home Values.Forest Lakes Subdivision is located on SR 120 between SR13 and N 1200 W in Middlebury, Indiana.  Forest Lakes Subdivision is on the south side of the road in York ...

By Jane & Jeff Daley, PhD, Scottsdale Real Estate Arizona
(Luxury Valley Homes For Buyers & Sellers Phoenix AZ Area)
Comments 0
Some Highlights: Interest rates are still below historic numbers. 88% of property managers raised their rent in the last 12 months! The credit score requirements for mortgage approval continue to fall. People that read this article also enjoyed the following:List Your Home Today - 3 Charts That S...

By Doug Dawes, Your Personal Realtor®
(Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA)
Comments 6
Why is the inventory so low? I keep asking myself that question. It is my opinion that the economy is not as good as it's being portrayed. Bonds are getting killed which is not a good sign of a strong economy. BUT, the Stock Market is at or near new highs today, which would indicate confidence. W...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Comments 10
These great tips, from MaryKay Shumway, Door County, in Door County, Wisconsin, apply to our Charlotte market home sellers as well! Remember, you only get one chance to make a first impression and a little prep work is WELL worth the effort and expense.One smart way to attract buyers is to put yo...

By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
Comments 0
What is a Short Sale Anyway?An increase in foreclosure rates will inevitably bring with it an increase in short sales. But what is a short sale?A short sale happens when you sell your house for less than your remaining mortgage balance, the proceeds of which go to the lender and in return the len...

By Abby Stiller, Real estate agent serving SWFL.
(Premier Realty Homes of SWFL)
Comments 3
In school, we all learned the theory of supply and demand. When the demand for an item is greater than the supply of that item, the price will surely rise.SUPPLYThe National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently reported that the inventory of homes for sale stands at a 3.8-month supply. This is ...

By Peter den Boer, MBA,GRI,ABR, SRES, Associate Broker, Realtor
(Atlanta Communities)
Comments 2
This is not a rant, I promise. Just an observation. During our Spring market every year, we see an increase in multiple offers for homes that are priced right. This year is no exception. However, we are still dealing with a very low inventory issue. There just are not enough homes on the market t...

By Kasey & John Boles, Boise, Meridian, Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties
(Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com)
Comments 6
Feedback from a recent home seller in Boise, Idaho about his listing agent, John Boles: "John was always on top of his game, I wasn't let down once. He walked me through the process smooth as silk....he's a great REALTOR® and a really super nice person."  If you would like information about what ...

By Trela Bird, Realtor, Salt Lake City Utah
(Urban Utah Homes & Estates)
Comments 1
Recently I saw a Daybreak home for sale come onto the market that was to be sold via auction. Now auctions have been around for a long time, but usually they are used to sell HUD homes, that is a home that has been foreclosed on with a FHA insured mortgage, but they are not usually used for norma...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 14
  Calling all Wanna Be Sellers in Waukesha County Wisconsin...we know you are out there...you are in the Village, Town or City of : Big Bend, Brookfield, Butler, Chenequah, Delafield, Dousman, Eagle, Elm Grove, Genesse, Hartland, Lac La Belle, Lannon, Lisbon, Menomonee Falls, Merton, Mukwonago, ...

By ChuckTown Homes Real Estate
(Chucktown Homes)
Comments 0
Clean and updated ranch style home with NEW roof, NEW wood flooring, fenced in yard and a BONUS 4th bedroom over the garage!! This great floorplan includes a downstairs master bedroom, open family room with fireplace and an updated kitchen with lots of cabinets and counter space! Some of the grea...

By ChuckTown Homes Real Estate
(Chucktown Homes)
Comments 0
Maintenance free living at its best!! END UNIT! ALL the UPGRADES!! Pristine condition!! This well maintained townhome shows like a model home and features a DOWNSTAIRS master bedroom! Some of the many great features throughout include beautiful wood and tile floors, upgraded light fixtures and ce...

By Sylvie Stuart, Home Buying, Home Selling and Investment - Flagsta
(Realty One Group Mountain Desert 928-600-2765)
Comments 1
4 Bedroom Single Level Home with an Indoor Pool for Sale   Join us Sunday  April 30th 2017 from 11a-3p Grab your swimsuits! This is the home you've been waiting for, featuring a gorgeous indoor pool room with tiled deck, wood ceilings and bar area! The owners have babied this single story ranch ...

By Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com
(Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty)
Comments 17

By Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
(Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001)
Comments 2
How To Murder a House  From time to time I get to see houses overload, especially when we have an urgency to find a home for one of my clients. As a Realtor, I have access to literally thousands of homes that are currently available for sale. I subscribe to the adage that  “Everything in moderati...

By Amy Shair, Award Winning Agent 20+ Years
(Cary Apex Durham NC Referrals - RE/MAX United - Search Durham Homes)
Comments 1
  Single Family Home for sale in Cary, NC OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescriptionNeighborhood $419,900 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 Full Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 2,927 sqftLot: 0.27 acre(s)Year Built: 1996MLS #: 2123230 Location 201 Seymour Creek DriveCary, NC 27519USA Amy ...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 3
For those of you selling your home, here are some wonderful tips courtesy of Amanda S. Davidson to prepare your home for showings to get the best possible results:  How To Prepare Your Home For Showings Getting a home ready to go on the market is a detailed and tedious process. It takes a lot of ...

By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, ... a small office, delivering big service!
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
Comments 3
For this short post I will use  "long term" to refer to a period of seven or more months and will address three points. When the decision has been made to place a home on the market is it necessary for a seller to have a long term listing agreement when hiring a real estate agent?  Why would a re...