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By Amy Shair, Award Winning Agent 20+ Years
(Cary Apex Durham NC Referrals - RE/MAX United - Search Durham Homes)
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  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 Tom Bailey
(Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc.)
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This great information from Jan Green! We all need a reminder about the new technology in so many of the homes we work with! Thanks Jan!! Recently,  an article in USA Today featured something that might be forgotten in a real estate sale.  The advent of Smart Home Technology is yet another item t...

By Amy Shair, Award Winning Agent 20+ Years
(Cary Apex Durham NC Referrals - RE/MAX United - Search Durham Homes)
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  Single Family Home for sale in Durham, NC OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescriptionNeighborhood $279,900 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 Full Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 2,180 sqftLot: 0.26 acre(s)Year Built: 1994MLS #: 2120803 Location 5912 Tahoe DriveDurham, NC 27713USA Amy Sha...

By Joshua Jarvis, Putting the REAL in Real Estate in Gwinnett County
(Keller Williams Realty - Atlanta Real Estate)
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After hundreds of short sales I've learned a few things.  I'd like to say we have favorites, but as the comments on my SPS Short Sale video will tell you, saying something like that can be taken the wrong way.  Let's set the record straight, we don't like short sales anymore then anyone else, but...

By Brivity Platform, Manage. Market. Communicate. Convert. Get leads
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As a realtor, you know that property price determines the level of interest in a property you're selling. From the number of showings, to the number and quality of offers, to the way clients rate your services, price is key. Unfortunately, it is also something about which clients have very strong...

By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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New Berlin Condo Sales Market Report 5/1/17 to 6/22/17New Berlin Condo Sales Market Report 5/1/17 to 6/22/17  My name is Kristin Johnston with RE/MAX Realty Center.  My market report gives you the real estate activity for Condos in New Berlin, WI. Are you looking to buy a Condo in New Berlin?  Wo...

By Pat Starnes, Broker Associate, ABR
(Front Gate Real Estate)
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I hear this question all the time from owners who want to sell their Brandon MS home or condo, "What should I do to get my house ready to sell?"CLEAN:The first thing that needs to be done is a thorough house cleaning. From top to bottom, inside and out, the grounds, gardens, flower beds, door fra...

By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
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by Patricia Feager, 6/23/2017 SELLER'S DISCLOSURE IN TEXAS IS IT BETTER TO DISCLOSE MORE OR LESS ON A SELLER'S DISCLOSURE? The purpose of a Seller's Disclosure is for the owners of the property and/or sellers to provide as much information about the property condition as you can and the Seller sh...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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There are some transactions that mean more than others. It is so wonderful when you have  sellers and their agents who appreciate Veterans and Wounded Veterans who served our country and got injured in the process of protecting our freedom.Since I live and work in a high priced market virtually m...

By Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®Quality Not Quantity #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor
(Allison James Elite)
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Click Here For The Story  The Cost of Renting vs. Buying in the US [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision. Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (29.2%) vs. the percentage needed to...

By Joseph Zingales
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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The first thing a buyer notices when they pull up to a home is the curb appeal. The home’s exterior including the siding, windows, garage door, front door and roof as well as the landscaping, decks and patios all need to show well!More Showings Having great curb appeal will create more showings o...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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If you are looking for a Short Term Lease this one will not be available until January of next year. In case you are looking to lease your home or if you are considering to lease, please reach out to me. Inventory is tight and demand is high.There is an old saying go on vacation or go out of town...

By What Not To Renovate - Milan B., We provide tips & trends on home renos & designs
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Are you thinking about updating your house, but on a limited budget?Well, when thinking about selling a home, most homeowners only consider renovating as the only makeover to transform a dated space into fabulous.  But, there is a hidden secret that is cost effective and could even be a big bang ...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Things Carlsbad Sellers Should Know About Having Your Home Tented for Termites  Most people know that termites are a very common problem here in Southern California. Indeed the joke is that there are two types of homes – those with termites and those that will get them. Probably true.  Some Carls...

By Sonja Patterson, Texas Monthly 5-Star Realtor Recipient for the Hou
(Executive Real Estate Services)
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An AMAZING TWENTY homes SOLD last month in the lovely Coles Crossing subdivision!  This is nearly twice the number which sold in May 2016!  Prices ranged from $220,000 for a four-bedroom, two-bath home in section ten up to $440,000 for a lovely four-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath home with a spar...

By Matthew Klinowski, Golf Community Real Estate Expert
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Southwest FL Real Estate TransactionsApril 24th through April 30th 2017 Overall, there were 490 Southwest FL Real Estate Transactions during the week of April 24th through April 30th.  Once again, North Naples and East Naples had the most sales. North Naples had a total of 90 sales. And East Napl...

By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com)
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If you are thinking of selling your home, here are a few tips that can help increase your market value (see bottom of post for link to more tips).Prune, Limb & Landscape: Make sure you take care of the outside of your home. Bushes that are not trimmed away from the house can decrease curb appeal,...

By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
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Employed as a real estate professional, Jane has certainly seen her fair share of Palm Beach Gardens homes. Some are big, while others are small. A number of the properties were on the beach or the Intracoastal, while just as many were located west of Interstate-95. She has sold homes to single m...

By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Exclusive Buyer's Broker)
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    The time comes for many families when the elderly parents are no longer able to care for the large house that the family grew up in.  The parents want to "downsize", perhaps to a retirement community or assisted living facility.  What steps should the adult children take to help their parent(...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
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 Part of the real reasons I love selling condos at Riva on the River is because I know the layout of every street and I can easily drive straight to any condo. Some condo complexes, it's easy to get lost driving in circles, especially when one does not consult the map at the entrance. Plus, I hav...