Home Selling

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By Sal Poliandro - NJ Bergen County Realtor, Short Sale Specialist - CDPE, SRES, SFR, IRES
(RE/MAX Properties)
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Because life doesn’t always go as we plan, we know that divorce can happen.  While we love helping families find the home of their dream and to build memories, we understand that at times we are needed to help sell a property due to a divorce.We know that it is an extremely difficult time for you...

By Joe Kendall, "Broker Joe" Waterfront Expert in Cape Coral FLA.
(Shore Line Realty 239-560-0726 )
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From the desk of Joe Kendall Broker Associate with Shore Line Realty. Serving Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Sanibel Island, Fort Myers Beach and Pine Island Florida.The Southwest Florida real estate market. Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Sanibel Island,In today’s market, where demand is outpacing supply in ma...

By Charita Cadenhead, Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)
(Keller Williams Realty)
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 I have faced some recent challenges with regard to title issues.  Admittedly, this is new territory for me.  In the past, clearing up title concerns have been of the routine variety, you know, no liens by municipalities, water/sewer, affidavit of name verification.  But when you are dealing with...

By Christopher Watters, Austin Realtor (512-829-8000)
(Watters International Realty)
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 Home for Sale at Hills Lakeway in The Hills, TX 24 Falling Oaks Trl The Hills, TX 78738 is offered at an REDUCED PRICE of $399,900!!!  Custom Home built by Wilshire in 2007. Cottage Style Design, all living on main level except bonus room upstairs. 3 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, plus an office. Open fl...

By Christopher Watters, Austin Realtor (512-829-8000)
(Watters International Realty)
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 Home for Sale at the Montechino in Lago Vista, TX 4609 Boxwood Bnd, Lago Vista, TX 78645 is offered at $878,900!!!  Fabulous views of Lake Travis you'll enjoy sitting on either of the patios! Upon entering the living area your attention will immediately be drawn to the large windows and beautifu...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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Most buyers use the services of a buyer’s agent to search for homes.  This is a frequently used excuse for listing agents to decline on holding an open house at their listings.  They feel that by holding their listings open, they are making life easy for buyer agents to collect a commission!!! Th...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
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Loan Modification or Short Sale – Which is better for you?I listed a San Jose Short Sale on 1/13/2011. An offer was accepted on 1/22/2011. On 3/21/2011 we had verbal approval for the short sale. This is not a HAFA short sale. The seller is aware of the approval and agreed to the terms. Sometimes ...

By Lisa Collymore
(Highstylebydesign)
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As spring rolls into town, we visualize tulips and beautiful gardens beginning to bloom. Spring brings out the home owner who is looking to sell their most valued asset. Their property. As potential buyers come to view your home, you must make some adjustments to the homes exterior appearance. As...

By The Temple Team, Specializing in Charlotte/ Lake Norman Real Estate
(THE TEMPLE TEAM)
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Here is a QUICK & EASY List ... Open the Shutters, Shades, Blind, Curtains, etc.  Let the SUNSHINE IN!TURN ON ALL LIGHTS EVERYWHERE! MAKE IT BRIGHT & HAPPY!Clear out the clutter!! You want them to see the HOUSE not your STUFF!Have a "Focal Point" such as a Fireplace and HIGHLIGHT ITKeep your Home...

By Scott Hubbard, Realtor Resident and Specializes in The Villages
(ERA Grizzard Real Estate)
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1304 Oporto Dr. The Villages, FL Price Reduced to $434,000GORGEOUS POOl HOME!Check this out!Put it on your MUST SEE LIST! Looking for homes in THE VILLAGES FOR SALE? This AMAZING 3/2 Gardenia Model Home is located on a Cul-de-sac and backs up to a pasture. Imagine the view and Privacy..... This h...

By Jeff&Grace Safrin, SpousesSellingHousesTM
(F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate)
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Valparaiso Indiana Home Seller Testimonial for F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate We've been blessed to represent thousands of clients as full time REALTORS since 1999. This Valparaiso, IN Home Buyer interviewed another agent who was recomended to him. We knew him from a social setting as season tic...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
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Although we no longer see the levels of Short Sales that we did a few years ago in Youngtown, Notices of Default continue to be issued, meaning that yet another Youngtown property is on the path towards foreclosure at auction on the courthouse steps. Suzanne and I wonder why the owners would allo...

By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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I want to list my home, but i do not want it in MLS and certainly do not want a sign out front. This is what a Manchester NH area home owner requested. The first step was to ask why? The answer was I do not want anyone to know I am selling.    I first explained the whole premise of marketing a h...

By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
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There are many reasons to list your Stafford Twp home this autumn – here are just a few.In Manahawkin the “Absorption Rate” is at 3.8 months. Currently active listings are down by over 21%. That indicates a significant lack of inventory – in other words, there are not enough houses on the market ...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
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Although we no longer see the levels of Short Sales that we did a few years ago in Tolleson, Notices of Default continue to be issued, meaning that yet another Tolleson property is on the path towards foreclosure at auction on the courthouse steps. Suzanne and I wonder why the owners would allow ...

By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Investor and SC Real Estate Agent
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
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▐► Summerville Rent to Own 2 bd-2 ba Mobile Home Lot 199 Creekside MHP 1225 Bacons Bridge Road 29485 Summerville Rent to Own 5 Day Special 5 Day Special Pricing★ ★ Rent to Own Special Pricing Here.  See ALL Details on Our Special Rent to Own WebSite:  http://www.StopRentingSC.com All Completed VI...

By Teri Arbogast, Davie, Weston, Plantation Real Estate- Top Realtor, Davie Florida Realtor, Weston, Plantation, Miramar
(TOP 1% of Realtors)
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Move-In Ready 3 Bed/2.5 Bath Single Family Home For Sale In Shenandoah!A move-in ready 3 bed/2.5 bath single family home for sale in Shenandoah! This is a peaceful and perfect place to call home. This home features a loft area that can be used as a 4th bedroom.  The home has been impeccably maint...

By Teri Arbogast, Davie, Weston, Plantation Real Estate- Top Realtor, Davie Florida Realtor, Weston, Plantation, Miramar
(TOP 1% of Realtors)
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A 3 /2 Single Family Lakefront Home SOLD In The Crossbow of Davie! A 3/2 single family lakefront home sold in The Crossbow of Davie! This immaculate home overlooks a beautiful lake and comes with its own private dock.  A flowing open floor plan leads to an oversized covered patio...the perfect sp...

By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
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Important Tip to Get Top Dollar for Your HomeIf you’ve been thinking about selling your home in the near future, I’m sure you’ve been watching real estate market in your area very closely. In doing your research, you are most likely going to websites that offer instant value of your home, unfortu...

By Jane & Jeff Daley, PhD, Scottsdale Real Estate Arizona
(Luxury Valley Homes For Buyers & Sellers Phoenix AZ Area)
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Thinking selling? - That headline might be a little aggressive; however, as August 2017’s housing market data begins to roll in, we can definitely say one thing: If you are considering selling, IT IS TIME TO LIST YOUR HOME TODAY! In a recent article by CBS News, they explained that the number of ...